Sunday, May 30, 2010

21 Cyprus - Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders - Life Looks Better In Spring

21 - 27 pts / 10 - 67 pts in semi 2
Cyprus have selected Jon Lilygreen and The Islanders for Oslo. Their song Life Looks Better In Spring won the national selection. The song is written by Nasos Lambrianides and Melis Konstantinou.
You can listen to the song here at CyBC.

Cyprus TV / Gold Disc have issued the song on a one track promo cdsingle (new version).
A remix can be found at The Islanders Youtube channel. In the remix clip you can see the band acting goofy true YouTube style.

The composers found Jon Lilygreen through the internet! Producer Jon Gregory recommended Jon's demo and the composers were so impressed by his talent that they invited him to sing their Eurovision entry. Jon Lilygreen is a singer songwriter from Wales. He will be joined by the Islanders who are:
Jon Gregory, producer and drummer from Scotland who runs a recording studio in South Wales with his wife Sylvia. Norwegian TV viewers may know Jon Gregory and Sylvia from the soundtrack to the award winning series Der Ingen Skulle Tru At Nokon Kunne Bu.
Sylvia Strand from Norway plays the piano in the Islanders. Her classical career saw her touring with Jose Carreras, Bryn Terfel and Katherine Jenkins, which is a long way from her early job as a singing waitress on a Viking ship in Oslo.
Katherine Squire (vocals) is a classical singer.
Sean Watts (vocals) has been performing in musical shows since he was 13.
Charalambos Kallonas from Cyprus is a multi instrumentalist but will take take of the bass in The Islanders

- versions -
Life Looks Better In Spring - Eurovision version - promo cds ♫
Life Looks Better In Spring - first version
Life Looks Better In Spring - remix (Youtube)

Special thanks to Christina Andreou at CyBC

CyBC's Eurovision page has the official new video.
You can connect with Jon & The Islanders at their Facebook group.
John Lilygreen MySpace
Cyprus in 2009

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