Cyprus 2019: Tamta's "Replay" leaks online, CYBC releases a teaser

The highly anticipated entry of Cyprus for this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been leaked online. The broadcaster has already commented on the matter claiming this isn't the song's final version

While Cyprus' broadcaster - CYBC - must've not been very pleased with the news, Eurovision fans all over the world - who were hyping the country's entry following Eleni Foureira's last year major success with Fuego - were over the moon as they were given the chance of listening a bit of what Tamta's Replay will be like.

The song has been partially leaked online and got fans already caling it the "Eurovision 2019 winner". Despite the hype and Cyprus' good performance in the odds, it may be too soon to predict such. Nonetheless it may not be the song's final version.

After the news blew, the broadcaster posted an official statement in their social media claiming the leaked track was "the first demo take of 'REPLAY'" and nothing more than that:

With regards to the first demo take of "REPLAY" that allegedly was leaked, we would like to inform you and clarify that it was just that: the very first rough demo recorded in Athens when discussions with Tamta were still at an early stage. It is most unfortunate that this was leaked as it does not reflect the actual song that will be published as planned on March 5th 2019. Stay tuned for the actual REPLAY...CYBC through Facebook

As mentioned in their statement, Replay will officially be released next March, 5th. Nonetheless, shortly after the leak of the song, CYBC released, through Tamta's official YouTube channel, a snippet of the song's final version:

Cyprus 2019: Tamta - "Replay" (snippet)

Cyprus in Eurovison Song Contest

Eurovision 2018 Cyprus: Eleni Foureira - "Fuego"

Since Cyprus debuted in Eurovision Song Contest in 1981, the country has not yet managed to win in any of the 35 times the country has participated. Cyprus came close to win in 2018 when Eleni Foureira finished 2nd with Fuego, the best result so far.

Eurovision 2018 Cyprus: Eleni Foureira - "Fuego"

Since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, Cyprus has qualified for 8 out of 14 Grand Finals.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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