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.
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.
|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|
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
|4 points||United Kingdom|
Points awarded to Cyprus
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
(Note: Entries scored out are when Cyprus did not compete)
(Note: All information are in order of appearance