Cyprus 2015: hostess change and withdrawals
NICOSIA, CYPRUS – An unbelievable chaos takes place in Cyprus over the national selection as ShowTime reports today. Today we got the surprise information that Ivi Adamou will not participate in the project as hostess while three out the sixty preliminary qualifiers were forced to withdraw under CyBC’s pressures!
THE HOSTESS ISSUE
Antri Karantoni seems to have replaced Ivi Adamou for the job of the hostess of the Cyprus national selection. Her popularity and sex appeal to the audience seems to have been a key factor to the decision as she is not known for having any music knowledge. She is already hosting a CyBC show therefore she costs less money instead of having Ivi Adamou brought by plane every week to Nicosia.
CyBC & MEGA CONFLICT RESULTS TO WITHDRAWALS
Two of the 60 preliminary qualifiers are participating in the charity show of MEGA TV Cyprus this season. CyBC didn’t like that and asked Christos Riala & Christina Tselepou to decide in which show they will remain, although there was never a mention in the rules of CyBC about exclusive participation to this national selection marathon. MEGA TV Cyprus was stunned when they heard CyBC offer to their show participants – especially since they are already selected for Eurovision marathon. CyBC claims that the selection show is a difficult project and needs participants to focus entirely on this. One more act is rumoured to have withdrawn – though no information yet.