Eurovision 2020๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Marvin Dietmann appointed as Artistic Director for Sandro’s Eurovision entry

Marvin's portfolio includes staging Austria's entry in 2016 and 2018

As delegations continue on with the preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest, Cyprus has announced more details about Sandro’s entry for Rotterdam. Recently, it was announced that Marvin Dietmann will be in charge of Sandro’s staging in Rotterdam.

Marvin Dietmann’s previous work

Marvin is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest. He has previously worked on the Eurovision Song Contest in the following roles:

If you want to find out more about Marvin’s portfolio, you can do so by clicking right here.

Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest

Cyprus made their Eurovision Song Contest debut 37 years ago, back in 1981. The island nation has participated in every contest since, with the exception of 1988, 2001 and 2014. Prior to 2018, Cyprusโ€™ best results had come in the form of three fifth place finishes. These came courtesy of Anna Vissiโ€™s โ€œMono i agapiโ€ in 1982, Hara & Andreas Constantinouโ€™s โ€œMana mouโ€ in 1997 and Lisa Andreasโ€™ โ€œStronger Every Minuteโ€ in 2004.

While Cyprus secured seven top 11 finishes in the 1990s, the nationโ€™s form dipped as the contest entered its semi-final era. Cyprus failed to qualify in six out of eight occasions between 2006 and 2013, withdrawing in 2014 for financial reasons.

However, since their return in 2015, the island has qualified for the grand final every single time. Prior to this run, Cyprus had never managed to qualify from a semi-final in two consecutive contests. Last year, Eleni Foureira sent this Cypriot momentum to a new peak with a record second-place finish. This year, Greek-Georgian star Tamta represented Cyprus with the song โ€œReplayโ€, finishing in 13th place with 109 points. 

Cyprus may be the nation with the most Eurovision appearances yet to secure a victory, but perhaps that victory could be just around the corner?

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Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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