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Cyprus X Factor winner turns to Coldplay (VIDEO)

Cypriot singer Panagiotis Koufogiannis has been keeping busy since wining Greece’s X Factor last month—including recording and releasing a cover of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’.

According to a report on www.eurovisionary.com, Panagiotis will be returning to Cyprus within the coming days and is looking forward to seeing his family and friends after the whirlwind following his X Factor victory on July 21.

Panagiotis is also anticipated to be a contender to represent Cyprus at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the website said.

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He came second in the national finals in 2015 and X Factor judges as well as the show’s host Greek pop star and Eurovision veteran Sakis Rouvas all suggested he would be the perfect fit.

Coincidentally, three other finalists from the 2015 national selection contest have gone on to represent Cyprus— Yannis Karagiannis, Minus One and, earlier this year, Hovig.

National broadcast the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) has yet to announce what procedure will be followed for the selection of the island’s contestant next year.

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place in Portugal after Salvador Sobral won this year’s contest with ‘Amar Pelos Dois’.
Cyprus made it to the Grand Finals with Hovig’s rendition of ‘Gravity’.

Watch Panagiotis’ cover of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ below:

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