Cyprus 2017: Hovig Demirjian

Cyprus: Hovig is the first artist for Eurovision 2017

The first artist going to Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv has been selected: It's Hovig Demirjian for Cyprus. The song will be written by Thomas G:son

The Cypriot broadcaster CyBC has revealed that Hovig Demirjian will represent Cyprus at Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv. Hovig has been internally selected by CyBC. Before the announcement there were lots of rumors going on about who will sing for Cyprus at Eurovision. Names in the rumor mill were, beside Hovig, Loucas Yiorkas, Charis Savva and Andreas Leontas.

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Song by Thomas G:son

The song will be written by Thomas G:son. G:son is one of the most famous composers in Sweden. As a composer he has represented many countries in Eurovision Song Contest, culminating in the victory of Sweden in 2012 with "Euphoria". Thomas G:son also wrote the Cypriot entry in 2016 (Minus One: "Alter Ego"). The song Hovig will sing will be revealed on a later date.


Hovig Demirjian, 27, lives in Cyprus and has Armenian roots. He advanced to the live shows in X Factor Greece 2009, finished seventh.

Hovig has tried to represent Cyprus in Eurovision Song Contest two times. In 2010 with "Goodbye", which came second in the Cypriot final and in 2015 with "Stone in a River" which finished fourth in the national final.

Hovig studied marketing and has also been working in an audit company, but he soon realized that music is his life and immediately started taking lessons in singing, piano and guitar.

He was very restless so he immediately began looking for work on the Cypriot music scene. He has been cooperating with Evridiki (Cyprus 1992, 1994 and 2007), Constantinos Christoforou (Cyprus 2002 and 2005) and Dimitris Korgialas (Composer of Cyprus 2007).

Follow Hovig:

Facebook: @hovigmusic
Twitter: @hovodem
Instagram: @hovodem
YouTube: @hovodem

Cyprus in Eurovison Song Contest

Since Cyprus debuted in Eurovision Song Contest in 1981, the country has not yet managed to win in any of the 33 times the country has participated. Since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, Cyprus has qualified for half of the Grand Finals (6 out of 12). Best position is three fifth places (1982, 1997, 2004), and the worst is last place in 1986.

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