esc presents the UK Eurovision preview party

Friday 17th April 2009 | 9pm-4am | Scala, London

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Christina Metaxa (Cyprus)

Cyprus' entrant this year is Christina Metaxa who performs a song written by her older brother. ‘Firefly’ won the Cypriot Eurovision Song Contest selection show and makes her one of the youngest performers this year. Christina is going to do everything possible to show the world 'teenagers have the strength to set targets and follow their inner light'.

Christina has many talents and has participated in various singing competitions and school performances. In March this year, Christina had one of the leading roles in a Cypriot production of the musical Mamma Mia. As well as singing, Christina is a talented artist and paints to relax. She also dances and is a member of Diastasis young dancers group, one of the most famous cultural groups in the island of Cyprus.

Christina sees participating in the Eurovision Song Contest as one of the biggest challenges of her life so far. She hopes to make her brother and Cyprus proud. Christina says: “I want to show the world that teenagers have the strength to set targets and to follow their inner light despite the difficulties and negative challenges of today’s world.”

This will be the first time that Cyprus participates at the UKeurovision Preview Party. Evridiki came to London to promote her song in 2007 at Shadow Lounge, and the Cypriot community in London will no doubt be out in force to support their entrant.


// Christina Metaxa / Cyprus

// Christina Metaxa / Cyprus
Performing acts confirmed with artists, more artists are to be added.
Full line-up subject to change.