Cyprus 2019 🇨🇾 CyBC announces Tamta for Eurovision
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
CYPRUS – Moments ago Cypriot national broadcaster announced Tamta as their 2019 Eurovision representative. She will perform the song “Replay” by Alex P.
INFORMATION ABOUT TAMTA
When Tamta was 22, she and her family moved to Greece, where she decided to enter the singing competition Super Idol, a reality television show produced and presented by Mega Channel and based on the British show Pop Idol. She managed to take second place in the finals.
In January 2007, Hellenic Radio and Television (ERT), announced Tamta’s participation in national final to be the Greek representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. She placed third of the three participants, and Sarbel went to the Contest.
Her latest album, Agapise Me, was released on May 16, 2007 and the first single is “Agapise Me” (Love me). More recently, she released a CD single titled “Mia Stigmi Esi Ki Ego/Ela Sto Rhythmo”.The cd include a remix of RBD Wanna PlayTamta was make RBD famous in Greece from her singles Pame Parea Rebelde and Agapw Wanna Play.Later on 2008 the RBD’s album Rebel’s was bestselling cd of the month March.It includes the Greek version a duet with Tamta
In June 2008, Tamta said in an interview that she would like to represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.
Rumors also said that CYBC had been in contact with her since May. Greek media outlets also demanded that ERT choose Tamta to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 following suspicions of favoritism from Eastern Bloc countries in 2008 where Kalomira finished in 3rd place. The rumors did not materialize and ERT chose Sakis Rouvas for the 2009 Contest.
In early 2009, Tamta released the ballad “Koita Me” to radios as the first single from her upcoming album, which was released in March 2010. A music video was created and is directed by Konstantinos Rigos.
Three tracks of the upcoming album were produced with the help of students in the music department of the University of Westminster in London; they were chosen from a pool of 50 songs. Stereo Mike, who is a professor at the University, also had a role in the production of the album.