Cyprus: CyBC to select a new act for Eurovsion 2021?
Reports and rumors want the Cypriot National broadcaster, CyBC, to have decided to seek for a new act for the next edition of the Eurovision song contest and won’t be going to Rotterdam next year with Sandro Nicolas.
According to a report in TV Mania, the Cypriot national broadcaster will not go to Rotterdam with Sandro Nicolas and will be selecting a new act for next year’s contest instead. If this actually happens, Sandro will be the first internally selected act not to return at the competition next year.
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.
Confirmed ESC 2021 acts
So far a total of 18 countries have confirmed their Eurovision 2021 participation and the comeback of the ESC 2020 acts .These are:
- Spain– Blas Canto
- The Netherlands– Jeangu Macrooy
- Ukraine– GO_A Band
- Greece– Stefania
- Georgia– Tornike Kipiani
- Azerbaijan– Samira Efendi
- Switzerland–Gjon’s Tears
- Belgium– Hooverphonic
- Bulgaria– Victoria
- Israel – Eden Alene
- Austria – Vincent Bueno
- Romania – Roxen
- Australia – Montaigne
- Czech Republic – Benny Cristo
- Malta – Destiny Chukunyere
- Latvia – Samanta Tina
- Slovenia – Ana Soklič
- San Marino – Senhit
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.