Rotterdam 2021

🇨🇾 Cyprus: El Diablo to be released next month!

The devil will be unleashed on February 24th

Surprise! Elena Tsagkrinou has revealed via her Instagram that her Eurovision 2021 entry “El Diablo” will be released next month! The release date is February 24th!

The announcement came as a surprise, as Elena had previously stated that the song would be released in March. In the post, she revealed what appears to be the artwork for the song alongside the confirmed release date.

She also revealed that she’s gearing up to shoot the music video for the song. Historically, Cyprus has dropped the music video and the song at once, so we expect this will be the case here. We will keep you posted as and when the song is released!

About “El Diablo”

As was revealed yesterday, Elena was described as a “a fresh face of the music industry.” It was also hinted that the composer behind her entry was “a very big name” that would create excitement upon announcement. 

We now know this was probably referring to Jimmy Joker, who has written songs for Pitbull, JLO, Nicki Minaj and countless other international stars. He is credited alongside Laurel Barker, who wrote three of the entries of Eurovision 2019 (Switzerland, the UK and Germany), and countless national final songs. They are joined on the songwriting team by Thomas Stengård and Oxa.

Although the exact details of the song are unknown, it has been expected for some time that the broadcaster were seeking an up tempo dance track. From the press release, it sounds like the song is about ‘falling in love with a bad boy’…promising!

Back in the summer, it was confirmed by Head of Delegation Evi Papamichael that the man who was meant to be in control of staging and presentation in 2020, Marvin Dietmann, will also be overseeing the 2021 staging. He was of course the stage director of Conchita Wurst’s winning performance for Austria in 2014 with the song “Rise Like A Phoenix”.

From this information, it’s clear that the delegation are vying for a strong result in Rotterdam next year! You can see our reaction to the announcement below:

How do you feel about the news? Are you excited to hear ‘El Diablo’? Let us knowBe sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our reactions to the over the coming months.1

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