Cyprus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member station CyBC
National selection events
Participation summary
Appearances 8
First appearance 2003
Best result 8th: 20042006
Worst result 16th: 2016
External links
Cyprus’s page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Cyprus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Cyprus has entered the Junior Eurovision Song Contest eight times. They were forced to withdraw in 2005, as Rena Kiriakidi’s ‘Tsirko’ was said to be too similar to another song. However, the Cypriot viewers were able to watch the show and vote.

In May 2007, CyBC were announced by the EBU to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008.[1]

On 3 July 2014, CyBC announced its return to the competition after a 4 year absence.[2]


Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place  Withdrew/Disqualified

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2003 Theodora Rafti “Mia efhi” (Μια ευχή) Greek 14 16
2004 Marios Tofi “Oneira” (Όνειρα) Greek 8 61
2005 Rena Kiriakidi “Tsirko” (Τσίρκο) Greek Withdrawn
2006 Louis Panagiotou and Christina Christofi “Agoria koritsia” (Αγόρια Κορίτσια) Greek 8 58
2007 Yiorgos Ioannides “I mousiki dinei ftera” (Η μουσική δίνει φτερά) Greek 14 29
2008 Elena Mannouri and Charis Savva “Gioupi gia!” (Γιούπι για!) Greek 10 46
2009 Rafaella Kosta “Thalassa, ilios, aeras, fotia” (Θάλασσα, Ήλιος, Αέρας, Φωτιά) Greek 11 32
Did not participate between 2010 and 2013
2014 Sophia Patsalides[3] I pio omorfi mera” (Η πιο όμορφη μέρα) Greek, English 9 69
2015 Did not participate
2016 George Michaelides Dance Floor Greek, English 16 27

Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[4] The Cypriot broadcaster, CyBC, sent their own commentator to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Greek language and English languages. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Cyprus. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2003.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2003 TBC TBC
2004 TBC TBC
2005 TBC Stella Maria
2006 Kyriakos Pastides George Ioannidies
2007 Kyriakos Pastides Natalie Michael
2008 Kyriakos Pastides TBC
2009 George Ioannidies
Did not participate between 2010 and 2013
2014 Kyriakos Pastides Paris Nicolaou
Did not participate in 2015
2016 Kyriakos Pastides Loucas Demetriou

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Cyprus’ top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2014:


Year Location Venue Presenters
2008 Limassol Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre Sophia Paraskeva & Alex Michael