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Cyprus Eurovision Song 2024

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  • Hear the Cyprus Eurovision Song 2024 and watch the official Video (which has now had over 1 million views on YouTube!).

  • Discover everything you need to know about Silia Kapsis and the song ‘Liar’.

  • Find out how and when to watch the Eurovision song contest in Cyprus.

Click below to watch the official video of the Cyprus 2024 Eurovision Song “Liar”, performed by Silia Kapsis…

The video for ‘Liar” was filmed at Europe’s LARGEST CASINO which opened here in Cyprus in 2023.

Watch our video tour filmed on opening day (click on the picture below)

and learn even more by clicking here: City of Dreams Mediterranean in Limassol.

Cyprus Eurovision Song 2024 – Quick Facts.

  • The Cyprus Eurovision Song 2024 is called Liar and performed by 17-year-old Silia Kapsis.

  • The video above received over 1 million views on YouTube within 14 days of release.

  • The 68th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden, on Saturday, the 11th of May 2024.

  • To represent Cyprus in the main Eurovision Song Contest final, Silia Kapsis must get through the first semi-final in Malmö, on Tuesday, the 7th of May 2014. 

Listen to an interview with Silia Kapsis on the official Eurovision Song Contest Podcast…

Find our more about the Cyprus Eurovision entry for 2024 directly from Silia Kapsis when she appeared on episode 6 of the Official Eurovision Song Contest Podcast released mid February 2024.

(NB: The podcast below starts at the exact time to hear Silia chatting!).

Cyprus Eurovision Song 2024 - Frequently Asked Questions

The Cyprus Eurovision Song 2024 - Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

1. What is the name of the Cyprus 2004 Eurovision entry?

The Cyprus Eurovision Song 2024 is called Liar, performed by Silia Kapsis and written by Elke Tiel (lyrics) and Demetris Kontopoulos (music).

2. How old is Silia Kapsis?

Silia Kapsis was born on the 5th of December, 2006, in Australia and is 17 years old in 2024.

3. Is Silia Kapsis from Cyprus?

Silia Kapsis was born and raised in Sydney, Australia.

Her father is a well-known singer from Cyprus (Giorgos Kapsis) and her mother is a lawyer from Greece.

4. Is Silia Kapsis famous?

Silia Kapsis is well-known in Australia as a presenter on Nickelodeon, where she hosted “Nick News” and, along with her fellow hosts, Silia was nominated for the Aussie/Kiwi “Legend of the Year” category at the 2023 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

In addition to working as a TV presenter, she is a lead singer with the Australian Youth Performing Arts Company and a member of the prestigious “ImmaBeast” Dance Company based in Los Angeles.

Silia Kapsis wrote her first song, “Who Am I?” at just 12 years old, which was followed by other tracks, including “No Boys Allowed” and “Disco Dancer” and her fourth single “Night Out”.

You can learn all about Silia Kapsis in the video directly below…

5. How was Silia Kapsis and the song “Liar” chosen to sing the Cyprus Eurovision entry for 2024?

The selection of Silia Kapsis to represent Cyprus in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest results from an unusual problem!

Initially, the chosen performer was meant to be the winner of a TV talent show airing concurrently in Cyprus and Greece. However, this plan ran into trouble with the organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest (the European Broadcasting Union or EBU for short) because the talent show was broadcast on a channel that isn’t a member of the EBU.

Due to this, the National Broadcaster in Cyprus (CYBC, which broadcasts under the brand RIK) made a direct appointment instead and chose Silia Kapsis and the song “Liar” (written by a Greek composer, Demetris Kontopoulos).

In addition, the Cyprus Eurovision Song 2024 also has an interesting back story.

“Liar” was initially written as the Greek entry last year, but in the end, it wasn’t selected or publicly released.

This means the song remained eligible as an entry this year.

Due to this, it won’t be very comfortable for Greece if Cyprus beats them with this song at the Eurovision Song Contest in May.

6. Is Cyprus successful in the Eurovision Song Contest?

Cyprus entered the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1981.

The best placing for Cyprus so far was in 2018 when Eleni Foureira finished in second place with “Fuego” (which means fire) in Lisbon Portugal. See the official video below.

7. Has Cyprus ever won or hosted the Eurovision Song Contest?

Cyprus has never won or hosted the main Eurovision Song Contest. However, Cyprus did host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Limassol in 2008!

8. Is “Liar” a new song?

Yes and no!

The song Liar is written by Elke Tiel (lyrics) and Demetris Kontopoulos (music).

The song was originally performed by Melissa Mantzoukis when she competed on a Greek TV show to represent Greece in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest (2023).

Mellissa performing the song “Liar” was the number one choice of the voting audience at home.

However, the channel (ERT) introduced a feature where, in addition to the voting public, a panel of 70 people had a 50.6% say in the outcome.

Ultimately, the “ERT committee” voted for a different song and artist as their top pick.

Since then, Mellissa has claimed that the committee treated her unfairly and even launched legal action against the TV channel.

9. Has Cyprus ever been disqualified from the Eurovision Song Contest?


In 1998 the song “Thimame”, by Yiannis Demetriou was all set to be performed at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin until someone spotted the same song had been entered into the Cypriot National Final in 1984.

This was a problem because all Eurovision songs (lyrics and music compositions) must be original and not released and/or publicly performed in part or in full before a set release date each year.

For the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest, the “release date” was set as the 1st of September 2023.

This year’s Cyprus entry, “Liar”, was publicly performed before this date (see question 8 above), so we are not sure why it has been allowed to be the entry for Cyprus in 2024.

Fingers crossed, it won’t be disqualified at the last minute!

10. How can I watch the Eurovision Song Contest in Cyprus?

All Eurovision shows, including the two semi-finals, will be broadcast by CYBC’s “Rik” Television here in Cyprus (with commentary in Greek), with international versions streaming live on YouTube. 

Cyprus will compete in the first half of the first semi-final, live at 10 pm in Cyprus on Tuesday, the 7th of May 2024. 

The second semi-final takes place on Thursday, the 9th of May, again at 10 pm Cyprus time.

If all goes well, Silia Kapsis will represent Cyprus in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 on Saturday, the 11th of May 2024, at 10 pm here in Cyprus.

If you have access to BBC 1 or BBC iPlayer, you can also watch both semi-finals and the main show (with English commentary by the legendary Graham Norton) on the 7th, 9th and 11th of May 2024 at 8 pm UK time/10 pm here in Cyprus).

Helpful links to watch the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 on YouTube

Watch the Eurovision 2024 First Semi Final (featuring Cyprus) live on Tuesday 7th May 2024 at 10 pm in Cyprus

Watch the Eurovision 2024 Semi Final 2 live on Thursday 9th of May 2024 at 10 pm in Cyprus

The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 – Grand Final (Main Show) live on  Saturday 11th of May 2024 at 10 pm in Cyprus

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