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…
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!