Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Cyprus – “Alter Ego” By Minus One

MinusOneEurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. The Cyprus song is called “Alter Ego” and is performed by Minus One.

ARTIST

Minus One is a Cypriot rock band formed in 2009. They began their career as a cover band.

The band previously tried to represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song “Shine”, but placed third in the national final. 

The band currently consists of vocalist Francois Micheletto, guitarist Harrys Pari, guitarist and vocalist Constantinos Amerikanos, bassist Antonis Loizides, and drummer Christopher Ioannides (Chris J).

In February 2016, frontman Micheletto auditioned on season five of France’s The Voice: la plus belle voix, where he was selected to join the team of Florent Pagny.

SONG

The song Alter Ego is the product of collaboration between the band and Thomas G:son who also handled the production.

OFFICIAL VIDEO

OPINION

Very rock and very different for Cyprus. This could really get the audience fired up but is Eurovision ready for another rock winner yet?

PREDICTION

I think it will qualify and will finish up on the left hand side of the leader board.

LYRICS

“Waking up alone like a man that failed
Trapped into the mist of our fairytale
And you know, you know, you know
I’m still inside

I knew it all along but I couldn’t tell
This kind of love would lock my heart in jail
And you know, you know, you know
It’s doing time

I’m caught in the middle of the dawn and the sunrise
Life is a miracle, I saw it in your eyes
Under a spotlight, I howl in the moonlight
Howling for you

Take it on, take it on and get me through the night
Take it on, take it on until the morning light
Take it on, take it on and get me through the night
Take it on, take it on, take it on

I’ve heard it all before, people always say
Time can take the sorrow and the pain away
And you know, you know
This love will never die

I’m caught in the middle of the dawn and the sunrise
Life is a miracle, I saw it in your eyes
Under a spotlight, I howl in the moonlight
Howling for you

I’m caught in the middle of the dawn and the sunrise
Life is a miracle, I saw it in your eyes
Under a spotlight, I howl in the moonlight
Howling for you

Take it on, take it on and get me through the night
Take it on, take it on until the morning light
Take it on, take it on and get me through the night
Take it on, take it on, take it on

I cross the oceans, I fly on the skyline
Drive any road that will bring me by your side

Take it on, take it on and get me through the night
Take it on, take it on until the morning light
Take it on, take it on and get me through the night
Take it on, take it on, take it on

Caught in the middle of the dawn and the sunrise
Life is a miracle, I saw it in your eyes”

Good luck Minus One!

Let me know your thoughts and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

 

 

 

 

 

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