The Cypriot entry for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be composed by Alex Papaconstantinou, Cypriot broadcaster CyBC has announced.
The multiple award-winning producer, musician and songwriter, also known as Alex P, has become one of the most sought after songwriters and producers in the recording industry. He co-wrote Marc Anthony’s Grammy Award-winning and Latin Billboard #1 song Vivir Mi Vida, the #1 Billboard Dance/Club song I Like How It Feels by Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez’s hit single Live It Up.
The half-Greek half-Swedish producer is based in Stockholm. Alongside writing and producing for international artists, he also manages his own label and publishing company.
Alex is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest. He wrote and produced Always (Azerbaijan 2009), Yassou Maria (Greece 2007) and La La Love (Cyprus 2012). He has also worked with prominent and best-selling international recording artists, including Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio, Greek superstars such as Anna Vissi and Elena Paparizou and platinum-certified Australian artist DJ Havana Brown.
The act that will perform Alex’s composition and represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2018, will be chosen in a live television show which will take place in January. The national selection is open to all Cypriot citizens or people of Cypriot origin. Finalists will be selected following an internal audition process and the winner will be chosen through a combination of jury and public votes. The Cypriot song for 2018 will be revealed in the weeks after the national selection. For further information visit https://www.facebook.com/CYBCEurovision
Cyprus has qualified for the last three consecutive Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finals. Hovig represented the country in 2017 with Gravity.