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Cypriot song for Junior Eurovision released, listen to “Dance Floor”!

The Cypriot song for Junior Eurovision 2016 has just been premiered along with the official video. The release has taken place during the news broadcast.

13-year old George Michaelides will perform the song “Dance Floor” on November 20 in Malta. You can listen to the song and watch the official video, directed by Maria Harris below:

“Dance Floor” is composed by Andreas Anastasiou and George Michaelides. The song is co-produced by the Swedish Jonas Gladnikoff, who was behind the last year’s Irish entry “Réalta na Mara” performed by Aimee Banks. Gladnikoff has also composed three Irish Eurovision entries: “Et Cetera” (2009), “It’s for You” (2010) and “Heartbeat” (2014).

RIK chose George Michaelides among 6 other entries through a jury panel made-up of 5 professional members from the industry: Lia Kasiou, Spyros Spyrou, Florentios Tsoukkas and Stefanos Charalambous. George Michaelides  was also the winner of The Musical Kids, project run by the composer Alex Panayi in 2015. The mentioned show was going to be the Cypriot national selection for the last year’s Junior Eurovision, but the Mediterranean country finally withdrew from the competition due to the lack of funds.

You can see watch one of his live performances below:

Cyprus comes back to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year having last participated in the 2014 contest with Sophia Patsalides, who came 9th out of 16 competing countries.

What do you think about the Cypriot entry for Junior Eurovision 2016? Let us know in comments below!

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016