Hovig was the first Eurovision 2017 act to be announced. His music video for “Gravity” was expected to be released today at 20:00 CET, but instead has been released early on the official Eurovision YouTube Channel.
The music video has been teased by Hovig in the last few days, through a series of snippets. So it was a complete surprise that the music video was released early. Nonetheless, fans have been eager to watch the video
Watch Hovig’s Eurovision 2017 Music Video For “Gravity” Here:
The music video sees Hovig and a love interest dance along a line as if they were a reflection of each other; before appearing side-by-side completing intricate choreography; all of which links in with a gravity concept. Could we see a similar dance concept on the Eurovision stage in May?
There is also a full performance piece from Hovig, which displays various shots of him singing the song. He has a lot of energy, which will be good to see on stage; mix this with the adrenaline he’ll have pumping through him during Eurovision, and we’ll be in for a real treat.
This is the first time we’ve heard “Gravity” in full. It brings something dark and different to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In the midst of many ballads, Hovig’s “Gravity” could be a refreshing haunting pop song that could do well during the semi-final and the Grand Final. We truly believe Cyprus will get into the Grand Final with this, unless the staging lets it down.
Cyprus has never won the Eurovision Song Contest; they debuted in 1981, and their best placing was in 1982, 1997, and 2004, where they came fifth with Anna Vissi’s “Mono i agapi”, Hara & Andreas Constantinou’s “Mana mou”, and Lisa Andreas’ “Stronger Every Minute”, respectively. Hovig is hoping to do better than this year, maybe even bring Eurovision to Cyprus by winning the contest.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is definitely going to be a competitive year. The semi-finals will take place on 9 May and 11 May, with the Grand Final taking place on 13 May 2017. Last year, Jamala won with “1944”, bringing the contest to her home country of Ukraine. It will be held at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv. Who will win? Time will tell.