Chypre 1999

Cyprus and the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) chose to host a national final to select their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 with the winner being chosen an « expert » jury. Marlen Angelidou was chosen with « Tha ‘Nai Erotas » and placed 22nd at Eurovision.

National final

The Cypriot national final took place on 9 February 1999 at the Monte Caputo Nightclub in Limassol, hosted by Loukas Hamatsos. Nine songs competed, with the winning song chosen solely by an « expert » jury, one of whom was Thanos Kalliris, who had represented Greece in 1987 as part of Bang.

The winner of the final was Marlen Angelidou with « Tha ‘Ne Erotas« .

National final – 7 February 1999
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Marlen Angelidou « Tha ‘Ne Erotas » 225 1
2 Riana Athanasiou « Moni » 107 7
3 Elena Tsolaki « Aspro Feggari » 116 5
4 Christina Saranti « Adeio Feggari » 102 8
5 Stelios Constantas « Methysmeno Feggari » 125 4
6 Giorgos Stamataris « Maria » 143 3
7 Lucas Christodolou « An Gyriseis » 113 6
8 Giorgos Gavriel « Pios Erotas Glykos » 88 9
9 Demos Beke « Tha Sou Edina Oli Mou Ti Zoi » 178 2

At Eurovision

Marlain performed 14th on the night of the contest, held in Jerusalem, Israel on 29 May 1999. Cyprus followed Iceland‘s entry, Selma with « All Out Of Luck« , and preceded Sweden‘s entry, Charlotte Nilsson with « Take Me to Your Heaven« . Despite being a favourite to win it only received 2 points, all from United Kingdom, placing 22nd in a field of 23, beating only Spain.

Points awarded by Cyprus

Final

12 points  Iceland
10 points  Israel
8 points  Denmark
7 points  Norway
6 points  Sweden
5 points  Lithuania
4 points  United Kingdom
3 points  Malta
2 points  Croatia
1 point  Austria

Points awarded to Cyprus

Points awarded to Cyprus (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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