Cyprus is making its return to the Eurovision this year, after being absent last year for financial crisis-related reasons (i.e. the fear of winning the contest and having to organize it the following year). This means Greece will benefit from 12 extra points this year thanks to their Cypriot neighbors.
The small island has participated 31 times in the contest but has unfortunately never won. This doesn’t really seem to bother most Cypriots as they aren’t particularly fond of the Eurovision.
Twenty-year-old John Karayiannis will represent Cyprus in this year’s contest. John has 10 pairs of glasses and his World of Warcraft team used to be ranked 58th out of the millions of guilds the online game counts.
He will perform “One Thing I Should Have Done,” a song that has quite a happy tune for surprisingly sad lyrics (“One day you think you have it all, the next you're staring at a wall in a dream. The road that once was paved with gold has turned a rusty shade of all the saddest colors in the world.”)
Does it make you want to visit that country? 3.25/10
Was there enough glitter? 1.5/10
Ok to quit your day job? 4.25/10
OVERALL AVERAGE: 3/10