He’s the American-Greek German singer who was due to represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2020. However in early June, Cyprus broadcaster CyBC confirmed that Sandro would not be getting a return ticket to Rotterdam for 2021. Now the “Running” singer has spoken out for the first time since the announcement.
Since CyBC confirmed that they would be selecting a different act for Eurovision 2021, Sandro has kept a low profile on Instagram, uploading only a few photos with no substantial text captions.
But earlier this week, The Voice of Germany star broke the silence and gave fans an update.
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Hey peeps, I hope you’re doing well! As you might of noticed I’ve taken some time off to recover from all that stress & negativity I was exposed to! I’ve been feeling low and crushed day in and day out! Life is a rollercoaster ride sometimes but yo I can proudly say that I picked right back up. I’m feeling stronger than ever before now and I can’t wait to share all my original music with y’all soon cuz that’s all I ever wanted! I am incredibly pumped and excited to show you guys what I’ve been cooking and working on for almost a year now! There’s great times ahead! ?? I’d also like to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for having supported me along the way! I don’t take any of you for granted! I love you lots! Shout out & thanks to the @cybc_eurovision and to the whole #Eurovision team. Thanks for everything! I am wishing you all the best and a lot of success! Bless up! Much love to all of ya! STAY TUNED! ? SAN ??
The singer — who previously opened up about stress and anxiety issues in his Eurovision 2020 song — talked about how he had “taken some time off to recover from all that stress and negativity I was exposed to!”. He was frank about how things were, saying he had “been feeling low and crushed day in and day out!”
But thankfully, Sandro seems to have gotten over the worst of it. He noted that “Life is a rollercoaster ride sometimes but yo I can proudly say that I picked right back up. I’m feeling stronger than ever before.”
And Sandro is looking to the future, eager for fans to hear his new music. He wrote, “I am incredibly pumped and excited to show you guys what I’ve been cooking and working on for almost a year now!”
Sandro also thanked his fans for their support, and also gave a shoutout to broadcaster CyBC and the Eurovision team.
We wish Sandro the best of luck for his new music projects!
Cyprus’ plans for Eurovision 2021
In June, following rumours in local media, broadcaster CyBC confirmed that Sandro would not represent Cyprus again at Eurovision 2021.
In a statement, the broadcaster said:
“Following a mutual agreement with Sandro and his management and taking into consideration his schedule of commitments, the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation wishes to inform that the said artist will not be representing Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.”
The broadcaster has not given any details about its selection plans for Eurovision 2021, however it is understood that they will again internally select their act.
Earlier this week, Greek pop icon Vangelis Kakouriotis shared his dream of representing Cyprus at Eurovision.
Also throwing his hat in the ring is fellow Greek singer Ian Stratis. He was one of the three acts rumoured to be representing Cyprus in 2020. But it seems that the Greek X Factor runner-up is still interested.
When asked on a Greek chat show about doing Eurovision, Ian said, “Eurovision is a very good opportunity and I would like to represent Greece or Cyprus.”
Greek broadcaster ERT has already confirmed that it has invited back 2020 singer Stefania to be its supergirl in Rotterdam. This rules out Ian or Vangelis representing their home country at Eurovision 2021, but Cyprus still remains a possibility.
What do you think? Are you excited to hear Sandro’s new music? Who should represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2021? Tell us your thoughts below!