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Cyprus selects Eurovision hopeful

Twenty-year old singer Giannis Karagiannis will be representing Cyprus in the upcoming Eurovision contest, performing a song written by well-known composer Mike Konnaris called “One thing I should have done”.

The song was selected during a special show hosted by the state broadcaster CyBC on Sunday. After a lengthy elimination process, that started in December, six songs made it to the final but it was young, bespectacled Karagiannis who came out a winner.

Both the public and a panel of judges voted to pick the winning song.

Karagiannis is a musician from Limassol. According to him he has been performing music since the age of six and had his first vocal lessons when he was eight years old.

Mike Connaris previously composed the Cypriot entry in the 2004 edition “Stronger every minute”, performed by Lisa Andreas, which gave Cyprus one of the best ever results in the contest with a fifth place.

Cyprus make a return to the contest this year having missed the 2014 show in Copenhagen. Karagiannis will compete in the second half of the second semi-final on May 21 in Vienna.

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