More details have emerged surrounding the internal selection process being used by Cyprus broadcaster CyBC. A recent report from a Cyprus television show seems to confirm that the American-Greek German singer Sandro Nicolas has been internally selected to represent Cyprus in at Rotterdam.

Eurovision blog Eurovision Fun reports that on the TV show Éla Na Deis (Come and see), host Alexandros Taramountas revealed that CyBC has come up with a shortlist of three songs. The broadcaster had received more than 100 songs.

And singing one of those songs will be The Voice of Germany star Sandro Nicolas. Yesterday Sandro was said to be in talks with the broadcaster, but CyBC’s board is said to have already approved Sandro to be Cyprus’ man in Rotterdam.

But his song for Eurovision 2020 hasn’t been decided yet. The show revealed that three songs are under consideration: “Mucho calor” (uptempo dance), “Can’t Look Away” (midtempo) and “Never Let You Down” (modern pop).

Two of the songs are said to have been written by foreign songwriters while another one has been written by a Greek composer. Show host Alexandros revealed that “Mucho calor” was his favourite of the three.

The show also revealed that Sandro Nicolas was proposed to CyBC by so-called “Dream Team” project manager Ilias Kokotos. His involvement suggests that the “Dream Team” may be behind one of the three songs.

Sandro wasn’t the only artist under consideration for Eurovision 2020. CyBC has reportedly been in talks with Eurovision 2012 star Ivy Adamou. The “La La Love” singer turned down the opportunity for family reasons. Earlier this year she gave birth to her first child. R&B singer Ian Stratis was the other artist said to have previously been under consideration.

But in the end, broadcaster CyBC reportedly felt that Sandro was the best match for the three shortlisted songs.

The Cyprus broadcaster has not yet publicly commented on its entry for Eurovision 2020.

What do you think? Is this the right direction for Cyprus to take? What sort of song should Sandro sing in Rotterdam? Sound off below!

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XxdanyxX
XxdanyxX
11 months ago

I am really sad to hear this, because CyBC could have tried to have a Dima Bilan moment 2.0 calling Eleni Back, trying to do something completely different than last year’s Tamta copycat song.
Too bad!

Ffs
Ffs
11 months ago

L O L

Sun
Sun
11 months ago

His live is not so good. He really needs strong backup singers if he wanna sing a dance song.

chriss
chriss
11 months ago

Fans always tend to hate everything before they listen. Personally I would prefer to send Ian Stratis believe he would put on the table something different. Hope his name is still under consideration !

FromSkåneToNorrland
FromSkåneToNorrland
11 months ago

Omg, so much hate over one name. You haven’t even listened to the song yet and you started criticising! Calm down queens. If Cyprus chooses a female singer, you say they imitated Eleni and Tamta. If they choose a dance song, they imitated Fuego and Repay. They chose a man and now you say they imitated Switzerland, as if Switzerland was the only country that sent a male singer in Eurovision. You ask for something traditional or a ballad, Cyprus gave you both of these multiple times and no one voted for them! So as long as they do well… Read more »

Bart
Bart
11 months ago

I don’t shy away of giving my opinion. Thank God we are still not living in dictatorships as many would like and forced to listen the all day fuego and toy songs just to get alienated

Bart
Bart
11 months ago

Same old strategy. “Mucho calor” two year after “Fuego”? (for non Spanish speakers mucho calor means “very hot” or “much heat”). This is really basic and unoriginal. And his voice is super flat. Can Cyrpus not do better than that?

Bart
Bart
11 months ago
Reply to  Bart

Every downvoter is here to destroy true and authentic European culture and music! Remember that when you downvote more.

Jake
Jake
11 months ago

I don’t understand Cyprus’ trying to appropriate Latin culture again…first it was Fuego…now Mucho Calor…so they hired a German with American/Greek ancestry to sing a spanish-titled song…for Cyprus

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
11 months ago
Reply to  Jake

All is fair in love, war and… Eurovision.

Bart
Bart
11 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Agreed! This is absolutely ridiculous.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
11 months ago

I love Eleni. I love Tamta. And I’m pretty sure I’ll love Sandro too. Come on Nacosia 2021!

No name im angry from Cyprus
No name im angry from Cyprus
11 months ago

Who on earth is this singer? No one knows him in Cyprus! Hello we dont know him, shouldnt we be represented with someone we knew? Did he ever visited Cyprus? Does he even speak Greek? And when did cybc asked for songs? Was it all internal? Does the public of Cyprus has any saying on eurovision any more? I quess not! Well done Cyprus we are not amazed! We dont even care no more! So many artists on this island and cybc gives zero chances! Well done!

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
11 months ago

You know what? If he does well who cares if he’s famous or not. Before representing my country (Belgium) in 2017 Blanche only took part at The Voice but no one remembered her. She achieved a fabulous 4th place in Kiev!
Last year I read some comments from Dutch that Duncan Laurence wasn’t known enough. Guess what? He won.

But I agree with you on the point that it’s a bit sad that CyBc always takes artists in other countries.

yom124
yom124
11 months ago

He speaks completely fluent greek

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
11 months ago

He is of Greek heritage and travels to Greece every year so yes he can speak Greek fluently

Jake
Jake
11 months ago

does he travel to Cyprus? has he ever? was the first time to meet with CyBC?

ddk
ddk
11 months ago
Reply to  Jake

He will travel a lot after this 🙂

LoveWave
11 months ago

And what about be connected to Cyprus? You didn’t say anything about that!

ddk
ddk
11 months ago
Reply to  LoveWave

He is half Greek 🙂 so there you go 🙂

Lovewave
11 months ago
Reply to  ddk

I said Cyprus not Greece and dont tell anything about Tamta or Foureira! Their songs were listened to the island and they were known! So Greece will take Taylor Swift is there any problem? Anyway Good luck my brothers from Cyprus!

ddk
ddk
11 months ago

He actually speaks Greek.. His mom is Greek 🙂

Bart
Bart
11 months ago

Very well said, my brother or sister! Any downvote you receive is a reminder of anyone that wants to kill European real musical traditions and culture! I am fully behind you!

allexo
allexo
11 months ago

I’m sorry, he can get it.

Haute Galore
Haute Galore
11 months ago

I think Cyprus should take at least a step away from uptempo / dance / reggaeton type of song this year. I am sure the shortlisted songs are good and he’s a great performer but their package definitely needs a sense of refreshment this year. I really like that they take it seriously and hope the best for them.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
11 months ago

I would really love to get my hands on the different song options in all of the internal selections. I wonder if some gems got buried in some of them.

Rona
Rona
11 months ago

So basically after trying to copy their own entry from 2018 now they will try to recreate Switzerland 2019. Fun stuff. 🙂

FYROM
FYROM
11 months ago
Reply to  Rona

Switzerland this year was fuego 2.0 so this is gonna be fuego 3.0

Porsteinn
Porsteinn
11 months ago
Reply to  FYROM

And what was Replay then? Fuego 1.5?

Bart
Bart
11 months ago
Reply to  Rona

Yeah… This is really sad…

jack
jack
11 months ago

He looks like an x factor uk reject in the chair challenge

Dawid
Dawid
11 months ago
Reply to  jack

1. As if the most talented people are winning these shows.
2. Kinda rude thing to say, don’t you think?

Fedya
Fedya
11 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

“Kinda rude thing to say”. Lol he’s a singer so he has to be open to criticism and Jack is right. I mean it’s not necessarily a bad thing because it’s not easy to make a career nowadays. But the guy doesn’t seem to have any special style or anything, so the song will most likely be another generic pop tune that remained in the usual suspects’ (Dream Team, Symphonix, Alex P. etc) desk for a few years.

EmilyG
EmilyG
11 months ago

You can say many things about “scream” but you definitely can’t say it was “predictable” or “generic”

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
11 months ago
Reply to  EmilyG

That is literally all you can say about it.

Dawid
Dawid
11 months ago
Reply to  EmilyG

Change predictable with disappointing and here we go

Jo.
Jo.
11 months ago

You know what they mean by “modern pop”, don’t you? ^^

Rasmus
Rasmus
11 months ago

This i dont get. Cyprus send Fuego, and this year almost exactly Fuego again and maybe 2020 a third Fuego. What do the fans do? They LOVE IT! Sweden sends 3 males in a row with with different sounds. Benjamin, John,Robin dont sound the same. What do the fans do? THEY HATE THEM ALL! haha once again fans make me laugh. thanks.

KESC
KESC
11 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Love them? That’s why Tamta only received 32 points from the televotes?!
Fuego 3.0 won’t succeed, sorry to disappoint.

James
James
11 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Because there’s no correlation between Cyprus’ choice of artists and songs with that of Sweden’s.

Rasmus
Rasmus
11 months ago
Reply to  James

in that case. Why did Cyprus send 2 similar years after another? in Sweden we dont do that.

James
James
11 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Both countries don’t share the same selection methods.

Apples and oranges.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
11 months ago
Reply to  James

Get her, James.

jack
jack
11 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

once again you manage to be funny in the most negative way possible. Pathetic

Rasmus
Rasmus
11 months ago
Reply to  jack

i know. i just pointed out the truth. If Cyprus sends 3 the same. You love it. And What Sweden sends. You hate it. true?

ddk
ddk
11 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

we dont even heard the songs yet..chill

Dawid
Dawid
11 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Tamta was like Walmart version of Eleni. People hyped her only because Cyprus did well a year before. We’ll see similar hype about N.Macedonia and Finland this year, Mark my words

Gorilla716
Gorilla716
11 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Finland? Darude flopped last year. I do agree with you regarding Macedonia because they’ll probably send another song similar to Proud next year.

dygh
dygh
11 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Fans dislike Sweden because the juries have overrated them the past years. John had the second best jury result while the televote was basically a “disaster” for Sweden. Benjamin had a similar even more extreme story.
Similar sounding songs are ok imo, if it’s good it’s good, if it’s bad it’s bad. In most cases fans like the song and don’t look at the flag it’s representing.

Rasmus
Rasmus
11 months ago
Reply to  dygh

If you havent noticed people already said before our selection that they dont like Sweden 2020 haha. have they heard any of the 28 songs? NO. thats the funny part. I dont like the diaspora televoting. Take Cyprus for example. The y have voted the same for over 15 years. is that fun?

yom124
yom124
11 months ago
Reply to  dygh

He came 9th in the televote, it was hardly a disaster

dygh
dygh
11 months ago
Reply to  yom124

Yes that might be a bit exagerated but it was relatively speaking and I remembered John’s face.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
11 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

there are some points rasmus has made ! i actually think sweden has more integrity in doin what they do bc… u kno…. those songs are all swedish lmfao

Rasmus
Rasmus
11 months ago

thanks. you know i gett soooo triggered sometimes here about some topics like the Sweden hate and that people want us to fail to qualify or that we only have males and generic songs and bought the jury. i get so mad. i know i shouldnt but you seem nice to even when i get triggerd sometimes:). from now i will be calm

Bart
Bart
11 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Maybe if the Swedish fans wouldn’t be so arrogant towards other countries, especially Southern European, than you could receive some love back…

Bart
Bart
11 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Relax… Why so much anger?… Haven’t you noticed that we looooove Sweden? And for what it’s worth, I think you are right on Cyprus, but that doesn’t mean that Sweden is sending jewels. And yes, sorry, Benjamin, John and Robin do sound alike.

Porsteinn
Porsteinn
11 months ago

Mucho calor = Fuego 3.0 ? Seems like Cyprus ha a good chance to stay hot as fire…

KESC
KESC
11 months ago

They did not seriously ask Ivi, did they? I mean Eleni-Tamta-Ivi?! What were they thinking, lmao

Rasmus
Rasmus
11 months ago
Reply to  KESC

why? Ivi is really good. She should have been higher then 16th in 2012

KESC
KESC
11 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Of course she is not bad. That’s not the problem, lol. But imagine sending Ivi only one year after Tamta and Eleni..
We’ve all seen how much both Tamta and Replay have been compared to Eleni and Fuego.
I can not guarantee that Ivi would’ve participated with a pop song, but I’m highly convinced that she would’ve done so.

I don’t think that it would’ve been a great idea to send Ivi, just like it wasn’t a good idea to send Tamta only one year after Eleni. I mean we have seen the outcome…

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
11 months ago
Reply to  KESC

Tamta’s poor result is not Eleni’s fault. And no, Tamta would not have been able to bring “Fuego” to second place, either.

VlaD
VlaD
11 months ago

Cyprus needs to choose the uptempo dance. They are an island on the Med, this is what they represent and he is very “Spanish”. I could imagine him represent Spain.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
11 months ago
Reply to  VlaD

how is he very spanish when he’s a greek-german lmfao it’s like sayin a person from the philippines is very chinese

VlaD
VlaD
11 months ago

Have you watched the videos and read his name ? LOL

James
James
11 months ago

We have a vibrant Filipino-Chinese community here in the Philippines, just FYI.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
11 months ago
Reply to  James

u see germany has a vibrant spanish-german community but sandro nicolas ain’t part of it. it’s like i called moira dela torre chinese

James
James
11 months ago

One can be both Filipino and ethnically Chinese as being Filipino is not an ethnicity itself but a nationality. The same way you can be both Malaysian, and ethnically Malay and Chinese.

We’re a very diverse bunch.

Nikki
Nikki
11 months ago

He seems nice and I like his voice, but for the lord of God, don’t choose the regeton.

Jessey
Jessey
11 months ago

And I’m also happy that Cyprus is maybe gonna choose for a spanish type songs because is if we gotta wait for Spain it’s never gonna happens that there are given us something like rosalia

Jessey
Jessey
11 months ago

Omg if this I true. I’m so happy I’m from belguim the Netherlands won last year what im verry happy about I can finalt go this year to eurovision bcs its my neighbor and I had lots of artist In my mind who u wanna see at eurovision 2020 and Sandro Nicolas was one of them and now he is even doing it

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
11 months ago

Am I wrong or isn’t Eurovision Fun that website that made false claims about something last year? I think I’m wrong but idk

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
11 months ago
Reply to  Campbell Grace

People really voting me down for asking a question… this community I-

Aris
Aris
11 months ago

Excellent choice! Great singer !