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:
- Stage Director in 2015, 2017 and 2018 Contest
- Assistant Producer & Viewing Room Director in the 2018 Contest
- Artistic Director in the 2014 Contest for Conchita Wurst’s Rise Like a Phoenix
- Artistic Director in the 2016 Contest for Zoe’s L’oin d’ici
- Artistic Director in the 2018 Contest for Cesár Sampson’s Nobody But You
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, Cyprus’ best results had come in the form of three fifth place finishes. These came courtesy of Anna Vissi’s “Mono i agapi” in 1982, Hara & Andreas Constantinou’s “Mana mou” in 1997 and Lisa Andreas’ “Stronger Every Minute” in 2004.
While Cyprus secured seven top 11 finishes in the 1990s, the nation’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 “Replay”, 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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