Cyprus - Michele Acott

‘Gravity’ will be the Cypriot entry for Eurovision 2017.  Hovig released his song on March 1 after giving a few clues and dropping hints on social media as to its name.

Swedish song writer Thomas G:son has again written a song for the contest. Thomas G:son wrote the Eurovision song Alter Ego for Minus One last year and co-wrote Loreen’s Euphoria in 2012. Since then he’s been Eurovision regular, often collaborating with entries for Cyprus, Georgia and Spain. In 2015, he co-wrote Edurne’s song “Amanecer”. While it was a favourite with Spanish fans, the song disappointingly placed only 21st. He had better luck that same year with Georgia’s Nina Sublatti. His revamped version of her oximated song “Warrior” placed 11th in the grand final.

If you think the name of the song sounds familiar – that’s because it is. In 2013 Ukraine’s Zlata Ognevich performed ‘Gravity’ and came third in Malmö.  I have a lasting memory of the giant man carrying her in at the start of the song.  I wonder if Hovig will bring out the astronaut suit for his performance. I hope not because astronauts are old news and were used for Moldova in 2016 and Montenegro in 2013.

Hovig is certainly a good singer and it doesn’t hurt his chances that he’s a good-looking chap too. He moves well in the film clip where he shares the stage with a female dancer.

The song starts slow with a strong beat and builds to a faster chorus.  The chorus is catchy and repetitive with the same strong beat.

Let me be your heart and your company
I’ll let you be the one who can lean on me
I’ll catch you when you fall
When you’re falling free
Let me be, be your gravity

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

Gravity will be sung in the first semi final.  I’m not sure if it will get through to the final. I think it depends on staging and how good he performs on the night.

There’s certainly scope for good staging on the night ……as long as he leaves his astronaut suit at home.