With the song entitled ”Gravity”, Hovig will represent Cyprus in this year's Eurovision. Cyprus will appear in the second half of the first semifinal of the Eurovision 2017 on May 9, claiming one of ten tickets for the final of the final.
Hovig’s track brings a new flavor to the contest. The dark and mysterious opening includes deep electro beats and syncopated clapping, both of which set the tone for this on-trend, contemporary and intriguing track.
Thematically the song addresses Hovig’s wish to support his beloved. Like gravity, he does that by keeping her centred and secure. As he says: “Let me be your wings/ When you’re flying high/ I’m gonna raise you up till you touch the sky/ I’ll catch you when you fall/When you’re falling free/ Let me be, be your gravity.”
The video sees Hovig dancing in darkness — and seemingly on the horizon of a celestial body — as his special lady strikes poses opposite. The video clip was filmed in studio 3 RIK. Director was Emil Abraham, the photography belonged to Sofroni Sophronius, the costumes in Noti Panagiotou while the responsibility of the artistic direction took Harry Savva. In the video involved the dancer Natalia Michael. There is no live performance available for Hovig yet. The Cypriot, who is from Armenian descent, did perform a song on the Armenian talent show Depi Evratesil, however this was not his Eurovision entry. Armenia chose their Eurovision participant through Depi Evratesil and therefore deliberately asked Hovig to be a guest.
The entry is a song that reflects the sounds of an international pop power, which bears the signature of one of the most famous composers in the field eurovisivo, namely the Swede Thomas G: son. G:son, who has written hits including “Euphoria”, “In A Moment Like This” and “Invincible”, wrote Minus One’s “Alter Ego” last year.
”Gravity” as a title was also used in the 2013 contest where Ukraine’s Zlata Ognevich participated with a song of the same title. She finished third, and if Hovig will repeat that, it will be the best ever Eurovision result for Cyprus after finishing fifth a total of three times.
Hovig Demirjian was born on January 3, 1989 in Nicosia, Cyprus. These days he’s dropped the Demirjian and is simply referred to as Hovig and is of Armenian decent. Initially Hovig hit the books, studying marketing but he packed it all in when his love of music became too much to bear and pursued his dream of becoming a singer. The dedicated performer learned to play guitar and piano and, after winning a few competitions became known as “The Music Messenger”. After competing in X Factor Greece Hovig released a number of singles. This won’t be the first time he has competed to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest having entered in 2010 and 2015. His 2010 performance saw him come in third and in 2015 he placed a respectable fourth but neither time did he go on to the final show.
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