A 2-minute demo of the Cypriot entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has been leaked. The final version of the song will be published on March 5th.
A few minutes after the leak, the broadcaster CyBC has published the following statement:
With regards to the first demo take of “REPLAY” that allegedly was leaked, we would like to inform you and clarify that it was just that: the very first rough demo recorded in Athens when discussions with Tamta were still at an early stage. It is most unfortunate that this was leaked as it does not reflect the actual song that will be published as planned on March 5th 2019. Stay tuned for the actual REPLAY…, they said.
ANNOUNCEMENT With regards to the first demo take of "REPLAY" that allegedly was leaked, we would like to inform you…
Georgian-Greek singer Tamta Goduadze will represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2019 after having been selected internally by the broadcaster. Greek-Swedish composer Alex P (Alex Papaconstinou) is behind ‘Replay’, the track that Tamta will perform in Tel Aviv. Sacha Jean Baptiste, who has previously worked with successful Eurovision entrants, such as Iveta Mukuchyan and Eleni Foureira, will be the in charge of the staging.