Tamta, who was born in Georgia and will represent Cyprus at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, gave her first big televised interview to a Cyprus TV show titled TET-A-TET.
We will focus on the key points of the interview and the part about Eurovision
How do you feel about going to Eurovision?
I am very excited and I did not expect it.
-Do you feel a burden representing Cyprus once your name was heard every year?
Burden no more joy, little anxiety and responsibility. I coped with many adversities and I do not have to prove anything. I am excited about every new step I make.
-Why did you choose to go with Cyprus to Eurovision and not with Greece or Georgia?
For me, the two countries are the same. They know me in Cyprus as well as in Greece. With Greece I participated with With Love and there was again a second proposal with Unloved but I missed the deadline for a while. Third proposal I do not think there was. All the timse were for national final and not fot internal selection and it was hard for me to get into the national final again. Eurovision always turns around me and many people think I’ve always had a proposal and I did not accept it.
Cyprus made me a proposal for a second time in a row and last year I had too many obligations to think about it seriously. I hope Georgia will support me, since I was born there.
-Is it an advantage or a drawback for your participation last year’s great perfomance of Eleni Foureira?
I expected to hear a lot of things but I do not feel it as a disadvantage since I do not think of the placing I will take in Eurovision. I’m not in a comparison with anyone. I have received very positive energy mainly from social media and many remember me since 2007.
-What did she think of Eleni’s perfomance?
She was excellent and did her best. I did not regret not singing Fuego. There was a reason that me and Elena Paparizou rejected it and was eventually sung by Eleni. It was the best.
What style is her participation titled Replay?
It’s not a ballad, it’s a contemporary sound, but I can not say too much. Now I will record the song and I will have a more clear view (it was not recorded when the interview was made). I believe in my team and want a decent result.
How did CyBC made you the proposal?
The one who first contacted me to suggest it was the director of my record label MINOS EMI, Margarita Matsa and then everything took the right course.
We wish Tamta good luck with Eurovision and with every new musical step!