Cyprus debuted in Eurovision in 1981, participating 39 times. Despite a non-qualification streak (2006-2013) and withdrawal in 2014, Cyprus returned, consistently qualifying from 2015 to 2022, with a notable 2nd place in 2018. The country's success fluctuated from the 1980s to the 2000s, with heightened interest in Greek entries. Cyprus maintains a unique voting dynamic with Greece, exchanging 12 points frequently. The Cypriot public's focus shifted to Greek success, impacting local enthusiasm.