Who is Cyprus’s Eurovision entry Hovig?

Meet the man who's struck it third time lucky at Eurovision

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Name: Hovig

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Twitter: @hovigmusic

Who is Hovig?

Singer songwriter Hovig Demirjian was born in Cyprus in 1989, but he’s actually or Amerian origin. He’s been singing since he was 16 and even dropped out of a course in Marketing Studies to study jazz at the European University of Nicosia.

Like many of this year’s Eurovision contestants, Hovig is also a former X Factor contestant. He took part in the Greek version of the singing competition.

He’s tried to represent Cyprus at Eurovision twice before, in 2010 and 2015, so this year the Cypriot organisers decided to give him a shot at the title.

What’s Cyprus’s Eurovision song called?

The track Hovig performs is called Gravity and it was penned by Thomas G:son, a Eurovision Song Contest veteran who has written about 80 or so songs for Eurovision national selections in his time.

He’s also the man who wrote Loreen’s 2012 winner Euphoria, and has had no less than 13 songs selected for the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finals.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94IsBm4Y0Q

 Here’s everything you need to know about the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Eurovision 2017: Who’s performing in the final?

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Check out the full list of acts and running order for the show, starting live on BBC1 at 8pm.

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1. IMRI
Israel

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2. Kasia Moś
Poland

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3. Naviband
Belarus 

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4. Nathan Trent
Austria

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5. Artsvik
Armenia

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6. OG3NE
Netherlands

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7. Sunstroke Project
Moldova

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8. Joci Pápai
Hungary

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9. Francesco Gabbani
Italy

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10. Anja
Denmark 

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11. Salvador Sobral
Portugal

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12. Dihaj
Azerbaijan

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13. Jacques Houdek
Croatia

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14. Isaiah
Australia

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15. Demy
Greece

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16. Manel Navarro
Spain

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17. JOWST
Norway

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18. Lucie Jones
United Kingdom

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19. Hovig
Cyprus

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20. Ilinca ft. Alex Florea
Romania

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21. Levina
Germany

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22. O.Torvald
Ukraine

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23. Blanche
Belgium

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24. Robin Bengtsson
Sweden

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25. Kristian Kostov
Bulgaria

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26. Alma
France