Chypre 1984

Cyprus was represented by Andy Paul, with the song ‘ »Anna Maria Lena« , at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 5 May in Luxembourg City. The song was chosen through a national final organised by broadcaster CyBC.


Lia Vissi-Piliouri was a backing singer for Greece in 1979 & Cyprus in 1982. « Thimame » by Yiannis Demetriou was re-submitted to the internal Cypriot Final in 1988, which it won, however Cyprus had to withdraw from the ESC due to the fact that the song had already been performed in the 1984 Cypriot Final. Jimmy Makoulis represented Austria in 1961.[1]

Cypriot National Final – 1984
Draw Artist Song Translation Place
1 Andy Paul ″Anna Maria Lena″ Anna Maria Lena 1
2 Lia Vissi-Piliouri « Htes » « Yesterday » 2
3 Yiannis Demetriou « Thimame » « I remember » 3
4 Jimmy Makoulis « Triantafila tou mai » « Roses of May » 4

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Paul performed seventh in the running order, following United Kingdom and preceding Belgium. At the close of voting « Anna Maria Lena » had received 31 points, placing Cyprus 15th of the 19 entries. The Cypriot jury awarded its 12 points to Sweden.[2]