Hovig will represent Cyprus in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Gravity.
Hovig Demirjian is a singer songwriter of Armenian origin born in Cyprus in 1989. At the age of 16, Hovig started performing in various clubs, getting noticed in the artistic community in Cyprus. After dropping out of Marketing Studies, Hovig enrolled in a jazz music course at the European University of Nicosia.
In 2009 Hovig participated in The X Factor Greece. In 2010 and 2015 Hovig tried to represent his country in the Eurovision Song Contest by competing in the national selection, reaching the final on both occasions. This year broadcaster CyBC internally selected Hovig for the 2017 competition. This year he collaborated with composer Thomas G:son with the song Gravity.
Things you should know about Hovig
- What are the most interesting aspects about your entry?
First of all, the song. I think Gravity is as modern and catchy as it gets. Fresh and quiet and direct to the point. Secondly, what we are preparing for our staging and thirdly the fact that anyone can relate to our song no matter who they are and where they come from.
- What are the three most impressive facts about you?
My positivity as a person, the fact that I can still dream and see the bright side of everything, and how passionate I am with any project that I work on.
- Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
I warm up a lot and I try to get in a focused mindset to perform to the best of my ability.
- Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
Eurovision is so important because it brings all these different countries, cultures and talents together leaving aside politics and turning our nights into big, colourful parties!
About the composer
Thomas G:son, 49, has been a full-time songwriter since 1998 and has written songs for artists such as the Jonas Brothers, Arash, Loreen, Pastora Soler, Edurne, Carola, Charlotte Perrelli, Nikki Ponte, Chanée & n'evergreen, Minus One, D'Nash and many more.
He has written more than 80 songs in different national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest including 47 in Sweden alone! To date he has had 13 songs in the Eurovision Song Contest, five of which placed in the top ten, including Loreen's massive winning hit Euphoria in 2012.