They’re the island nation whose taste of Eurovision success in 2018 has sparked a fuego to keep reaching for Eurovision glory. Now, Cyprus are hoping to replay their recent success with their Eurovision 2020 artist Sandro and his supporting team. Today, this team just got another notable name added to the mix, as it was announced that Marvin Dietmann will be the artistic director of Sandro’s Eurovision entry.

For the past couple of years Cyprus have turned to famed Swedish creative director Sacha Jean-Baptiste to help with their Eurovision entries. But, this year the country is mixing things up and getting a fresh perspective on things.

However, that’s not to say that Marvin Dietmann is a newbie by any means. The Austrian artistic director has a bucket load of experience when it comes to staging Eurovision entries, including Conchita Wurst’s winning performance of “Rise Like A Phoenix”.

The CyBC is pleased to announce the appointment of the internationally acclaimed Artistic Director Marvin Dietmann for…

Posted by CYBC: Eurovision Cyprus on Monday, February 3, 2020

Who is Marvin Dietmann?

Having been the artistic director of over 180 TV shows across Europe, Marvin Dietmann has a lot of experience under his belt. This includes a number of roles at Eurovision over the past decade.

In addition to staging Austria’s winning Eurovision entry in 2014 for Conchita Wurst, he was also behind their 2016 and 2018 entries – “Loin d’ici” by ZOË and “Nobody But You” by Cesár Sampson.

Beyond individual performances, the Austrian artistic director has also had other wider roles at Eurovision:

  • 2019 – Assistant contest producer; Viewing room director
  • 2018 – Stage director
  • 2017 – Stage director; Assistant show and contest producer
  • 2015 – Stage director

We’ll be able to see what Marvin Dietmann comes up with for Sandro’s Eurovision stage show once rehearsals for Eurovision 2020 begin at Rotterdam’s Ahoy arena in May.

Sandro will perform in the second half of semi-final two on Tuesday 12 May.

What do you think about this addition to Sandro’s Eurovision team? Are you excited to see what staging Marvin Dietmann comes up with? Sound off in the comments below!

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Marios
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Marios

I am cypriot and complely annoye by the fact that NATIONAL BROACASTER doesnt choose ANY cypriot for the past years. Either singers or dancers… even creative directors are foreigners… isnt it about show our culure?

Preuss
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Preuss

Probably realized that Sacha Jean-Baptiste flopped “Replay” while succeeding with something similar a’la “She Got Me” despite the job she did with “Fuego” the previous year. What a mess. Good choice Cyprus, it’s in many ways a much safer choice to go this year given the fact that Baptiste works with multiple delegations every year and only manages to succeed with one. Better to hire someone who will be 110% into your performance 🙂

Tristan
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Tristan

Marvin Dietmann has done the staging for Austria every single year since 2011. And in 2017 also for Germany’s Levina.

Marios
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Marios

I’m still looking for the Cypriot thing in the Cypriot entry…

Polegend Godgarina
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there hasn’t been such thing since 2017

The mad professor
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The mad professor

Hovig, his dancers and his choreographer were cypriots. Only the song was written by a foreigner

Azaad
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Azaad

Isn’t Alex P (the lead songwriter on Fuego and Replay) Cypriot? That said it is ridiculous that Cyprus are bypassing local talent like this. Eleni and Tamta were at least huge stars in Greece and Cyprus, but Sandro didn’t even make it past the Knockouts of the Voice Germany.

The mad professor
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The mad professor

We are sending Ivi Adamou next year. You are still not going, not next year not never

FYROM
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FYROM

Zoe and cesar had no staging though

Rasmus
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Rasmus

What is Fyrom? i have googled it and it says: That country dont exist. I like real countries:)

Jai
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Jai

MACEDONIA

Ding dong
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Ding dong

My only question, when will the song be released? I’m very curious xd

nick
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nick

Cyprus will struggle to qualify without Greece and no other friendly countries in its final

MadProffessor
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MadProffessor

Contrary to what you and many others think Cyprus has never qualified because of the help from Greece. It would have qualified on every occasion even if Greece gave it a big fat zero.

nick
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nick

We all know that you have been exchanging 12 points each year.Even last year that you were in the same semi with Greece,Tamta qualified like in the 7 th positio…so imagine if Greece was not there,maybe you would have been out!

The mad professor
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The mad professor

Oh man, “maybe” doesn’t cut it in mathematics. Tamta was 29 Points ahead of the 11th position, Hovig 65 points, Minus1 60 points, John Karayiannis 44points ahead and without Greece in his semi, and Ivi Adamou was 46 points ahead of the 11th place.

The only time Cyprus struggled to qualify was in 2010 but then Greece was in another semi final.

Care to do the same now for other qualifiers that were INDEED pushed through by friendly voting and diaspora voting?

Geo
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Geo

Nothing memorable in both Zoe and Cesar’s staging, so it may be a flop. We shall see

Rasmus
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Rasmus

your the definition of the word: Drama Queen. So negative about everything like drama queens usually are. Boring

Jai
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Jai

I think the staging for Zoe and Caesar both complimented their songs. And they both qualified , which we all know isn’t often the case with terrible staging

MadProffessor
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MadProffessor

Nothing…? And yet they both looked so professional

TOM
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TOM

OMG Cyprus can win this year

Azaad
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Azaad

Isn’t this the first time in a number of years that SJB isn’t in charge of Cyprus’ staging?

Alex
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Alex

I know she did their staging in 2016, 2018 and 2019. In 2017 Hovig had a different stage director.

Sale
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Sale

It’s not Sascha, good.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

You know if she was bad at it. Dont you think countries would not call her then? are so many countries that stupid you think? I dont think so. If you are the best : People call. Thats just common sense

Marv
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Marv

Certainly, she’s (mostly) doing a good job with her staging, her concepts just have become a bit expected and stale in the past few years

Joe
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Joe

Dude definitely has a pedigree. Excited to see what he’ll do!