The country will be represented by Cypriots at Eurovision 2022
“The successful songwriter has left a great legacy of anecdotal pieces. “One of these songs wants the RIK team to make sure it is the Cypriot participation in the competition”,
With an artist – a surprise but also a reversal we would say for this year our country in the Eurovision song contest, according to the latest publications that have been released and want as a representative of Cyprus, George Michael.
“For Eurovision 2022 and according to exclusive and secure information, RIK plans to be represented with a song signed by George Michael”.
“George Michael or George Kyriakos Panagiotou as his real name is, was born and raised in London, but with a Cypriot father, as his name shows. He was involved in music from a very young age, while gaining worldwide recognition initially as a member of Wham and later as a solo artist. He is considered one of the greatest pop stars of the 80s and 90s, while he counts dozens of hits “.
“The successful songwriter passed away in 2016, but he has left a great legacy of anecdotal pieces. “One of these songs that did not manage to be released, wants the RIK team to make sure that it is the next Cypriot participation in the competition”, the publication states.
According to the specific website, “from the environment of a well-known Greek singer, RIK has already contacted him, proposing him to represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2022 with the song of George Michael”.
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“The artist in question reserved his answer, of course waiting to be the first to hear the proposed song. “However, there are some serious reservations from his environment”, it is noted.
“The basic and most anticipated reservation, of course, is whether a song by George Michael, which was successful as a songwriter mainly in the '80s and' 90s, could musically meet the requirements of the competition in 2022. In addition, there is a fear that because it is a song by George Michael, which is no longer alive, is considered by some to be emotional blackmail. Finally, although of course we are talking about a very big name in world music history, there are concerns about repeating the story with Bonnie Tyler, where her name alone was not enough to bring enough points to the UK in 2013, occupying 19th place “, he states.
“For all the above reasons, the artist's team will give its final answer to RIK, as soon as he has the song in his hands and it will be possible to evaluate all the data”, it is noted.