After weeks of speculation, broadcaster CyBC has revealed Silia Kapsis as their participant for the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö next May.
Silia is a singer of Cypriot and Greek descent, born and raised in Sydney, Australia, who has already made waves across the entertainment industry.
The Sydneysider has been lead singer for the Australian Youth Performing Arts Company (AYPAC) and a recurrent lead singer at numerous high-profile events worldwide.
Away from the stage her love for pop flourished and in 2022 she released a debut song, Who Am I?, which she had written and composed at the age of 12. The next singles, No Boys Allowed and Disco Dancer, followed in March and May of 2023 with a new single expected before 2024.
Silia has worked with world-renowned choreographers and was selected for the ImmaBeast Dance Company in Los Angeles; danced with Stephen tWitch Boss on The Jennifer Hudson Show; and was featured in a dance documentary produced by Taboo from the Black-Eyed Peas.
And as if singing and dancing wasn’t enough, Silia was also cast as the lead role, Zoe, in her debut short film, Pearly Gates, and has worked on various television projects for Nickelodeon, appearing as a regular host on Nick News.
No stranger to the limelight, Silia should be able to take the world’s biggest stage in her stride, and details of her song will be released in due course.
Cyprus holds the record for the most times participating in the Eurovision Song Contest without winning. Their best placing came in 2018 when Eleni Foureira finished second with Fuego.
The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.