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.