Cyprus: CyBC officially confirms participation in Eurovision 2021 with a different act
Following last week’s reports and rumors that suggested that Sandro will not be coming back in Rotterdam next year, came the Cypriot broadcaster’s official confirmation of that decision.
Just some days ago local media were reporting that CyBC has opted for a new selection for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest which automatically meant that Sandro Nicolas won’t be returning in Eurovision 2021. Not long after, the Cypriot broadcaster posted an announcent on its Eurovision Facebook page confirming its decision:
Although the post confirms that the island of Aphrodite will be present in next year’s contest with a different representative, it still remains uncertain the formula it will be using to selects its Eurovision 2021 hopeful.
This year, CyBC internally selected Sandro Nicolas to fly the flag in Rotterdam with his entry Running, written by Alfie Arcuri, Sebastian Rickards, Octavian Rasinariu and Sandro himself while the production was work of Teo DK.
THE EUROVISION STORY SO FAR
Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with the group Island, achieving an honorable 6th placing in Dublin. 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), etc.
The country achieved its best Eurovision result this year when it placed 2nd with Eleni Foureira’s Fuego. The Greek famous star was selected internally to fly the Cypriot flag at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Eleni’s explosive performanc on the Altice Arena stage blew away Europe which boosted the country to its highest position ever in the competiton.
This year internally selected Tamta, want to make a strong repeat of last year’s success with her song enttitled , Replay, and through her energetic performance at Expo Tel Aviv accomplished a 13th place for Cyprus, keeping the country on the left side of the final scoreboard.