CYPRUS – Sandro Nicolas was a promising internal selection for Cyprus state television. A Greek of diaspora, a participant in a German talent show, good lucks which resembled Luca Hänni and a song with a message from his personal life (similar to Duncan Laurence’s).
Obviously the choice was wrong. The choice never attracted the interest of the fans and in a promo trip in Sweden, Sandro failed to deliver the song live adequately (especially the high notes). The betting odds ignored the Cypriot entry, the fan polls did the same and the European TV review shows never included the Cypriot entry in their national top tens.
Despite the huge efforts and money spent on Sandro by PANIK RECORDS, the outcome was inevitable. CyBC officially announced that Sandro will not represent the country next year in a very diplomatic way, stating that it was a mutual resolution of their collaboration.
It was on Saturday that local press (TV Mania Magazine) confirmed what we at fansite newsdesks knew for weeks now. Then something weird happened. Commenting on a Eurovision related Facebook Group, the 2014 Portuguese singer Suzy, commented the news saying that the decision was good as the signer was very bad.
Immediately the hardcore Eurofans lashed on Suzy saying that this was not a good thing to say especially since she is also a singer. And while we wonder why Suzy’s comment was bad since no one liked him or the song, on Monday the singer revokes her statement claiming that her social media were hacked.
So, let’s believe that this happened indeed. This means that the hacker was obviously a person with a Eurovision knowledge and from the entire hacking he hacker decided to comment on the Cypriot entrant. Well, no one believed it (including all the Grek fan sites).
Now, what happens with Eurovision 2021 in Cyprus?
The broadcaster is obviously seeking the new representative. Sources told OIKOTIMES that the main decision will be focused on the song and then to the singer. Hopefully, the broadcaster will try not to copycat another recent Eurovision entry and hopefully they will try a more modern and unique recipe.
But as it always happens, some get the chance to turn the spotlights on them using Eurovision. One of them is George Papadopoulos, a Greek Cypriot singer who’s voice can remind you that of Michalis Hatziyiannis (1998). Singer’s manager seems to have stated to a local fan site that the singer could be ready for Eurovision 2021 is chosen internally.
It is no secret that desperate times require desperate measures and George’s offering is not something new. George and his team have approached the broadcaster many times in the past for a ticket to Eurovision stage as such as venture could have really brought the singer back t the media spotlight, as the signer is not considered to be an artist who “sells”.
What will eventually happen? Around mid-September, we will know. After all, CyBC is not known for its greatest choices. Even Foureira was their third choice for FUEGO!