George Theophanous (Γιώργος Θεοφάνους)Born: January 9th, 1968, Larnaca (Cyprus)
In 1992, when he was twenty-four years of age, Theophanous composed ‘Teriazoume’, the song which represented Cyprus in that year’s Eurovision Song Contest. It was sung by Evridiki, who was his fiancée at that time, and Theophanous himself conducted the orchestra. Two years later, the same collaboration of Evridiki with Theophanous as her composer and conductor resulted in ‘Ime anthropos ke ego’. Both these Cypriot entries finished eleventh. In 1993 and 1995, Theophanous arranged and conducted the Cypriot entries ‘Mi stamatas’ and ‘Sti fotia’. In 2002, at the request of Cypriot broadcaster CyBC, he composed a song for the contest again, ‘Gimme’, which was performed by the group he had formed himself, One. This upbeat dance song – very dissimilar from the sensitive ballads Theophanous had written for Evridiki in the 1990s – came sixth.
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