Exclusive: Cyprus sends Sophia Patsalides to Malta
NICOSIA, CYPRUS – CyBC officially announces that it will participate at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place on November 15th 2014 in Malta. The entrant for Cyprus, who has been chosen by an internal selection, will be the 13 year-old Sophia Patsalides from Nicosia.
As is known, EBU allows participating members to select their entrants in any way they deem appropriate, and CyBC has come to its decision for an internal selection after a very serious proposal by Silver Spotlight Productions (the entertainment company of Cypriot Eurovision veteran Alex Panayi) with main criteria the exceptional vocal talents of Sophia.
The song “I Pio Omorfi Mera” (The most beautiful day) that will represent Cyprus is co-written by Alex Panayi (music), Stavros Stavrou (lyrics) and Sophia Patsalides (music and lyrics). The song will be performed in Greek and will have some lyrics in English.
Choreography/ staging: Charis Savvas
Vocal directing / coaching: Alex Panayi and Katerina A. Christofidou.
Cyprus promises an exciting return to the Junior Eurovision Song contest, believing in the talent of Sophia and of course the writing skills of Alex Panayi (Cyprus 1995, 2000) and Stavros Stavrou who have written a number of hits together the past two years, including two musicals for young viewers and their families that have been a huge success in Cyprus.