Cyprus: Sandro Nicolas to fly the flag in Rotterdam
And yes we have our fourth representative for Eurovision 2020! The Cypriot national broadcaster, CyBChas announced that Sandro Nicolas will be the act to defend the Cypriot colors at the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
The Cypriot broadcaster has sticked with the internal selection process for a fourth successive year and has selected Sandro Nicolas to represent the island of Afrodite in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam .
As the broadcaster has already received more than 120 entries for the next competition the broadcaster will reveal the song title and the composition team in the following weeks.
A few words about Sandro
Alessandro Rütten (born 4 October 1996), better known as Sandro Nicolas, is a German singer of Greek and American descent. He will represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Sandro was born in Heinsberg to a Greek mother and an American father. He was raised in Germany, where he started his career in music.
In 2015, he auditioned for the talent show Das Supertalent (the German adaptation of the Got Talent franchise). In 2018, he participated in season 8 of The Voice of Germany . He performed Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood” in the Blind Auditions, and all four coaches turned for him. He was eliminated in the Sing Off round.
In 2019, Sandro represented the United States in the New Wave competition in Sochi, Russia and finished in 6th place. On 29 November 2019, Cypriot broadcaster CyBC revealed that Sandro will represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
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.