Saturday, 14 February 2015

Monica - Island

In 1981 Cyprus debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest. This song, 'Monica', performed by Island, represents their very first entry. It is a love ballad directed toward the titular Monica. The chorus also features the repetition of the word 'Moni', which is Greek for 'alone' (female), as well as being part of the girl's name. At the close of voting, the song had received 69 points, placing it sixth in a field of 20 competitors.

Since its entry, the country has become famous for always exchanging 12 points with Greece, although there have been some (rare) exceptions.

My collection: 7" single no. 5691
Found: Marktplaats.nl, received January 6, 2015
Cost: 2 euro
Tracks: 'Monica' (Island) / 'Let me go' (Doros Georgiadis)

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