Ivi Adamou Stavento


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In early August 2011, Adamou was rumoured to represent Cyprus in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. [86] On 6 August 2011, CyBC officially announced that Adamou was internally selected to represent the country in the contest. [87] In January 2012, CyBC published the songs that Adamou would perform in the selection; "Call the Police", "La La Love" and "You Don't Belong Here". [88] The national final took place on 25 January 2012 where "La La Love" was declared as the winner and therefore the Cypriot entry in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. A month before the contest, it was reported that Cyprus could be disqualified due to not having the funds from the House of Representatives. [89] In response to this fact, Adamou reportedly said: "[. . . ] I am optimistic that not only we'll be in Baku, but we'll also have a great procedure". [90] During the contest, Adamou was reunited with fellow The X Factor contestant Eleftheria Eleftheriou who represented Greece. At the running order draw, Cyprus was drawn to perform 12th in the first semi-final on 22 May 2012 and then successfully reached the final where it was drawn to perform 8th and ultimately finished in 16th place. [91][92][93] "La La Love" entered the single charts in many European countries, including Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden. "La La Love" along with the other national final songs were included in the euro edition of San Ena Oniro with an additional Greek version of "You Don't Belong Here" titled "Fotia Vrohi".