Cypriot broadcaster CYBC love to tease – especially when it comes to their Eurovision act.

Back in November, the broadcaster dropped some hints about eventual entrant American-Greek German singer Sandro Nicolas. Today, they’ve dropped some hints about his song entry to Eurovision – featuring a video clip from Australia Decides 2019 entrant, Alfie Arcuri.

On their official Facebook page, CYBC made two posts. One featured a short snippet of Alfie’s 2017 song/short film “If They Only Knew”.

The clip features a romantic encounter between two boys at an arcade, with Alfie’s song an ode to struggling to accept his sexuality in his younger years.

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Hours later, the broadcaster confirmed that the clip would be related somehow to Sandro’s Eurovision entry. What could the relation be?

Alfie participated in the Eurovision selection Australia Decides last year with “To Myself”, placing 5th. He went on to sing at Romania’s Golden Stag Festival later that year, alongside Eurovision alumni Anna Odobescu and Tamara Gachechiladze.

Back in 2017, Alfie spoke of the themes of the short film in “If They Only Knew”:

“We have shot a short film for “If They Only Knew” exploring some of the challenges that young LGBTQ people face. I believe that by sharing our stories we can inspire empathy and help support anyone going through that struggle. Love is Love.”

The themes Alfie explored in his short film parallel our chat to Sandro back in December, where he mentioned that he writes songs for people “who feel alone and abandoned”:

“It will be something that comes straight from the heart. I’m a very emotional guy and I have a story to tell. I want to help people out.”

“I think music is also about helping each other and I write music for people that feel sad, that feel alone, abandoned. I wrote a song that is about that very thing — that not everything in this life is always good or about happiness. Our song has a strong message. I write music that is real and that comes from a very true and genuine place.”

Sandro also told us he doesn’t like to be “handed a song”, but prefers to co-write, and that he’ll only sing a song he truly loves.

With both Sandro and Alfie sharing similar themes in their songwriting, there may just be a song collaboration between the pair – with Alfie perhaps collaborating in the production of the Cypriot entry for 2020.

Back in December, Alfie travelled to Berlin to join some writing sessions, producing 6 songs. While the songs may be for his own personal album, there might just be a chance that he could be collaborating with the Greek-German Sandro, who was himself in Berlin earlier this month. Could the stars be aligning?

Sandro told us that back in December he was still looking through demos:

“At the moment there are a handful of demos that could be “the one” for ESC. We’re definitely getting close. It’s not final yet but there are a couple of songs that are being considered at the moment. It’s going to be a tough decision. I love all the songs — all songs come straight from the heart.”

What we do know about the song, is that, at least, it won’t be a dance banger. Instead, he imagines the song will ultimately feel like “Shawn Mendes kisses James Arthur kisses Lewis Capaldi”.

With the deadline for Eurovision entries coming up in just weeks, we should expect to hear Sandro’s entry soon.

Do you think the stars have aligned and Alfie Arcuri has contributed to Sandro’s song? Would they be a good musical match? Let us know in the comments below!

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Alphalpha
Alphalpha
7 months ago

Alfie Arcuri was charging fans a fee to meet him after his gig in a bar. He should count himself lucky he has any fans at all and should embrace meeting his fans free of charge instead of scamming dollars out of them for a meet and greet. Greedy!

NIckkarr
NIckkarr
7 months ago

Probably Alfie Arcuri is the writter of song ?

esc1234
esc1234
7 months ago

I am smelling non qualification for the first time since 2013. Lets see the song but the hinting game never ends well (hello equinox). Next year they will definitely send a famous greek act

MadProffessor
MadProffessor
7 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

The problem with Equinox was not the hinting game. It was the fact that as a group they looked out of place and with no connection between them. And anyway they ended 14th which isn’t that bad nowadays

esc1234
esc1234
7 months ago
Reply to  MadProffessor

its not bad but they were in the top5 of the betting odds and everyone expected them to do really well

MadProffessor
MadProffessor
7 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Yeah and that was before the rehearsals begun.

Eurofangr
Eurofangr
7 months ago

Honestly, as a gay person myself, if this is a song about homosexuality I’m gonna be mad. I’m tired of artists using us and our struggles just to get votes from the LGBT community. I think enough is enough.

Sun
Sun
7 months ago
Reply to  Eurofangr

I feel disgusted reading your comment. As a gay person myself, there’s nothing wrong with a song about homosexuality if it’s a good song!

MadProffessor
MadProffessor
7 months ago
Reply to  Eurofangr

Nah. You know it’s about Alfie Arcuri and not about lgbt rights. Yet you choose to ignore the facts for reasons that you only know

Eurofangr
Eurofangr
7 months ago
Reply to  MadProffessor

What’s about alfie? Dont know him, never heard of him, so why would I say something about him? Also, I’m not ignoring any facts.

MadProffessor
MadProffessor
7 months ago
Reply to  Eurofangr

Unless you live on another planet Rik has admitted almost immediately that the clue was about Alfie Arcuri, this same article of Wiwiblogs mentions it and so does other sites from Greece like the Eurofuns which was shared everywhere. So stop pretending your care is lgbt rights being exploited

Marios
Marios
7 months ago

Oh come on….its just a hint!!!!Relax will ya!!!

NickC
NickC
7 months ago

I am also sick of this teasing game. It is almost February and we only know one song. Silly…

JJ Abrahames
JJ Abrahames
7 months ago

Shawn Mendes kisses James Arthur kisses Lewis Capaldi

sounds like first non qualification since 2013

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago

And Lewis Capaldi should kiss Shawn Mendes!

Sal
Sal
7 months ago

I don’t know how Sandro identifies but a song about gay love would be amazing

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

“shawn mendes kisses james arthur kisses lewis capaldi” is an image i wish i could rihmove from my brain

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
7 months ago

Why did u spell it like rihmove?

Sale
Sale
7 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

To honor rihanna