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Quick Facts

Hovig Demirjian

03 January 1989

🇨🇾 Cypriot

National Selection
Internal selection 2017
Eurovision Song Project 2015
Eurovision 2010: Epilogi tis kypriakis symmetochis

In Eurovision
2017 Kyiv

Gravity (2017)


Hovig Demirjian, better known as Hovig, is a Cypriot singer of Armenian descent. He was born on January 3, 1989 in Nicosia, Cyprus. He studied marketing and worked in business but quickly gave it up to become a singer. He learned to play guitar and piano and studied jazz and voice.

His first major achievement was second place in a music competition in Larnaca. He became more widely known in Cyprus under the nickname “The Messenger of Music”. On June 1, 2009 he released his first record “Den mou milás alithiná – i istoría échei teleiósei” under the name Hovig.

In 2009, Demirjian participated in the Greek version The X Factor. He placed seventh. After The X Factor he returned to Cyprus where he developed a solo music career. He released several singles including the songs “Xaná” in 2010, “Mystiká” in 2012 and “Egó gia ména” in 2013. He also toured internationally singing in various concerts in Greece, the Middle East and Russia.

After The X Factor, Demirjian competed to represent Cyprus in the European Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 2010 and 2015. In 2010 he came third with the song “Goodbye” and in 2015 he came fourth with the song “Stone in a River”.

On 21 October 2016, Hovig was announced as the Cypriot entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The song was called “Gravity” and was released on March 1, 2017. He took part in the first semi-final of the competition where he was ranked 5th and went on to the final, where he got the 21st place. After the contest, Hovig was able to perform in Saint Petersburg, Russia, twice that year.

In January, 2018, Hovig released a new single: “Words are never easy”. A year later, he was able to perform in Los Angeles.

On 12 October, 2020, a song in Greek was released; self composed with lyrics of George and Grigoris Vaxavanelis. The song was called “O iroas sou”. On March 7, 2021, it was followed by the song “”Lusabats | Gnórimi Skiá”, a duet with Arpi. The song was in two languages: Greek and Armenian. In July of the same year, it was followed by the song “An diliazo mi thimwneis”. In December of the same year, Hovig wrote a song for McDonalds. All proceeds from sales were going to the first Ronald McDonald House in Cyprus.



🇨🇾 Cyprus



Thomas G:son

Thomas G:son

Lars Säfsund
Pavlos Lazarou
Marios Charalambous

Results Semi

Points: 164
Position: 5
Running order: 15

Results Finals

Points: 68
Position: 21
Running order: 19