Cyprus 2018 🇨🇾 Eleni back in Spain performing in Murcia
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
SPAIN – After visiting Barcelona and Madrid already, Eleni Foureira was back in Spain to perform in Murcia where thousands of people attended her live performance.
Foureira has made several attempts to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2010, she took part in the Greek national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with Manos Pyrovolakis, performing the song “Kivotos tou Noe”. They placed second behind Giorgos Alkaios. In 2013, she performed “Wild Dances” with Ruslana at Eurosong 2013 – a MAD show.
She later considered taking part in Eurosong 2015 – NERIT & MAD show, but ultimately did not. She once again attempted to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song “Come Tiki Tam”, but was rejected by Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). She was rejected by the broadcaster for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 again.
In February 2018, it was confirmed that Foureira would represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song “Fuego”. The song was composed by Greek-Swedish songwriter Alex Papaconstantinou. On 8 May 2018, she qualified from the first semi-final to the grand final.
In the final held on 12 May 2018, she finished as the runner-up to winner Netta from Israel, having received the fifth most votes from the international juries and the second most votes from the public televoting process; this marked Cyprus’ best Eurovision placement in history.