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Silia Kapsis: The Australian who made it onto the Eurovision final

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May23,2024
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  • The Sydney-born Silia Kapsis has secured a place in the final representing Cyprus.
  • The Australian Electric Fields with the song One Mikali (One Blood) did not manage to gather enough points to continue
  • Greece with Marina Satti will compete in the second semi-final on Friday 830am AEST
The first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden, was completed earlier this morning.
Contestants from 15 countries took to the stage to claim a ticket to the final.

The Sydney-born, Silia Kapsis, representing Cyprus, was the first contestant to take to the stage.

Her song ‘Liar’, managed to gather enough points to qualify for the final.
Born in Sydney to a Greek Cypriot father and a mother from Thessaloniki in Greece, Kapsis has been the lead singer for the Australian Youth Performing Arts Company (AYPAC).
After the semi-final, Silia Kapsis said that this is a huge opportunity for her as she represents her country and her culture.

“I feel proud and privileged. Thank you all very much. I am really happy.”

Meanwhile, Australia’s Electric Fields failed to snatch the coveted ticket to the final.
Their song ‘One Mikali’, loosely translates as ‘One Blood’ in the Yankunytjatjara language.
This is the first time an Aboriginal language has been heard in the competition. ‘One Milkali’ includes words in the Yankunytjatjara dialect from the Anangu peoples in the APY Lands of South Australia – where Fielding grew up surrounded by traditional songlines and dances.

The language is listed as endangered with a only few hundred speakers using it today.

Speaking after the performance, Fielding said the weight had been lifted off their shoulders, adding he felt “really good”.
He said: “We can breathe, we’re still buzzing from the three minutes.
“We did a killer performance, we felt like rockstars, that audience was just absolutely giving.

“It’s going to be a memory that will be embedded with us for the rest of our lives.”

I hope I made Australia proud

Silia Kapsis

Silia Kapsis, as an Australian native, feels that she now holds a part of responsibility towards the Australian public.
“There is definitely a little responsibility. Australians are beautiful people and extremely talented. They are absolutely amazing. And they showed culture, and that’s the most important thing about Eurovision. Apart from that, I hope I made Australia proud.”

I want to grow from Eurovision, from this amazing experience and become a pop artist.

Silia Kapsis

By getting a ticket to the final, Silia is making one of her dreams come true.
“I hope to do well in the final and give my best. My goal is to make my country proud and that is the most important thing for me.”

“I want to grow from Eurovision, from this amazing experience and become a pop artist.”

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Australian singer and dancer Silia Kapsis representing Cyprus with the song ‘Liar’ performs on stage during the first semi-final (Photo by JESSICA GOW/TT/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images) Source: AFP / JESSICA GOW/TT/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Ima

The other countries that qualified from the first semi-final are Serbia, Lithuania, Ireland, Ukraine, Croatia, Croatia, Slovenia, Finland, Portugal and Luxembourg.

The United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain, as well as the host country Sweden, are automatically in the final.

The second semi-final is scheduled for Friday at 8:30am AEST, while the final will take place on Sunday at 5am AEST.

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The 68th Eurovision Song Contest will broadcast on SBS and
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Tyler Mitchell

By Tyler Mitchell

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2 thoughts on “Silia Kapsis: The Australian who made it onto the Eurovision final”
  1. I believe Silia Kapsis truly deserves to be in the Eurovision final. Her performance was captivating and she represented Cyprus with grace and talent. It’s wonderful to see artists from diverse backgrounds shining on such a global platform.

  2. It’s disappointing that Australia’s Electric Fields couldn’t make it to the Eurovision final, but it’s exciting to see Silia Kapsis representing Cyprus with pride and talent. Her song ‘Liar’ truly shined on stage, and I’m rooting for her in the final!

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