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.
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