One thing Cyprus shouldn’t have done
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
NICOSIA, CYPRUS – Turmoil in Cyprus over the winner of the Cypriot national final, John Karayiannis. The song and the show results are on the spotlight of the negative reactions.
First we begin with the results of the show. Lots of people demand re-voting since the song “One thing I should have done” won neither tele voting nor jury voting. It might have came second in both voting’s but still for some, the fact that it wasn’t first cause a credibility problem for the country. Some Eurovision fans created protest forms on the web asking for cancellation of the results. Not only CyBC but also the artists who participated in the show distant themselves from those probes. Specifically, hot favourite group Minus One issued a statement.
MINUS ONE STATEMENT
As Minus One we once more would like to thank our fans old and new, for their overwhelming support and love throughout our Eurovision journey. We would also like to make one more statement, as to clear something out. It has come to our attention that some posts and petitions are circulating Facebook and various websites, calling for a repeat of the voting process. Although we understand that a lot of our supporters feel that the result was unfair, we would like to disassociate ourselves from this effort. We have the utmost respect for the organizers and judges, and thoroughly enjoyed the journey that was the Cyprus Eurovision experience. As we said many times, we are open to trying new things and feel that this has broadened our horizons and made us grow as artists in a way that was new to us, plus it got a lot of new people to experience what Minus One is all about. Therefore, we do not agree with the calls for repeated voting. Though we fully understand why our supporters would feel this way and we fully appreciate the efforts, we would like to differentiate between a process which might be described as unfair, and a process which subscribes to conspiracy theories. Sore losers, we are not. We respect the process and ask you to do the same. We had immense fun and enjoyed every minute of it. We once again thank you for the love that you have been showing us throughout the years, and look forward to continuing our careers in Cyprus as well as abroad. The best is yet to come!
With the Eurofan comments been negative throughout the web, regarding the 2015 representing song of Cyprus in Eurovision Song Contest, there are lot of claims on various sites and message boards claiming that the song is a direct reminder of Belgium’s 2010 entry by Tom Dice “Me and my guitar” something that anyway the jury mentioned on the night of the grand final in Cyprus. Now there is another claim that the song is resembling the tune of “More than words” by Extreme.
One thing is clear: Cyprus has a serious problem of how the selected their song this year