Cyprus: Sandro to Rotterdam!

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 3,651 views

CyBC, the Cypriot national broadcaster, has announced today that Sandro will represent Cyprus at the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.

Sandro Nicolas

Cyprus has opted for an internal selection the fourth consecutive year after its successful results in recent years. For 2020 CyBC has selected Sandro to fly the Cypriot flag at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam!

The song title and the names of the composer/s will be unveiled in the coming weeks, whilst the 2020 Cypriot entry is expected be released by early 2020.

Thus Cyprus becomes the fourth country to reveal its Eurovision hopeful for Rotterdam, following Belgium, Spain and Bulgaria.

About Sandro

German born, Sandro  aka Alessandro Rütten , is a multi facetted young artist of American/Greek origin. He was raised in Germany where he kicked off his musical career, having competed in the Voice of Germany last year where he reached the semi-finals. The 23 year old participated at the 2019 New Wave Song Festival in Sochi earlier this year where he represented the USA.

Cyprus in Eurovision

Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 and is yet to win the event. The Mediterrranean island achieved its best result in the competition in 2018 when it placed 2nd with Eleni Foureira‘s epic entry Fuego.

Aphrodite’s island has been represented by some of the biggest names in the Greek and Cypriot music industry: Anna Vissi (1982), Michalis Hatzigiannis (1998), Evridiki (1992,1994,2007), Ivi Adamou (2012), Despina Olympiou (2013), Eleni Foureira ( 2018), Tamta (2019) etc

Cyprus has partaken 36 times in the competition. Next year will mark the island’s 37th Eurovision participation.

In 2019 Cyprus opted for an internal selection and selected Tamta to fly the Cypriot flag at the Eurovision Song Contest. Tamta achieved a 13th place in the Grand Final with her entry Replay.