Following earlier reports that Sandro will not be flying the flag for Cyprus at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Moments ago CyBC has now released a statement confirming that this will be the case for next year’s contest.
How will Cyprus’s 2021 Eurovision act be selected?
As CyBC confirms Sandro’s non-participation for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, all eyes are now on how Cyprus will be selecting their Eurovision representative for the 2021 contest.
We have previously reported that Cyprus is aiming to select their 2021 Eurovision act internally, in collaboration with a record company. As they released their statement, CyBC has not confirmed how they intend to select their entry for next year.
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.
In 2020, CyBC selected ‘Sandro’ to represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song ‘Running’. Sandro was set to perform 13th in the first semi-final of the 2020 contest. Unfortunately the contest was cancelled.
Even though Sandro will not be participating at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, we wish him all the best and good luck to his future endeavours.
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