Andrew Lambrou will represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool.

The Cypriot broadcaster confirmed the news in an announcement on Monday morning.

“The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation announces that, further to the agreement it has entered into with Panik Records of Greece and in cooperation with City Pop Records of Australia, Cyprus will be represented at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest by the popular singer of Cypriot descent Andrew Lambrou, who is represented by the New York based Saiko Management.”

“More details about the entry will follow at a later stage.”

Cyprus is the second country to confirm its 2023 act. Israel confirmed Noa Kirel over the summer.

 
 
 
 
 
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Cyprus confirms Andrew Lambrou as Eurovision 2023 singer

Sydney-based Andrew Lambrou is a singer-songwriter from a Greek-Cypriot family. He first attracted attention in 2013 after uploading a cover of the Evanescence ballad, “My Immortal” to YouTube, before making it to the top 20 of The X Factor Australia in 2015 at only 17 years old.

His music to date has been described as pop interspersed with dark elements, but often carrying uplifting and positive messages. Andrew has said music from movies and cinematic scores are a big inspiration. His popular covers on YouTube include songs by Harry Styles, Camilla Cabello and Sam Smith. He released his first original song, “Throne”, in early 2021. Our king is ready!

You’ll likely remember him as a finalist of Eurovision: Australia Decides 2022, where he performed “Electrify”. Of the eleven contestants, he placed fifth in the televote and seventh overall.

His love of Eurovision is evident and sustained. Ahead of that contest he said:

“I’m so thrilled to be a part of Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022! I’ve grown up watching Eurovision with my family, admiring all that goes into it and seeing artists show their craft to the world, and to be a part of this show is like a dream come true. I’m so excited to show Australia my artistry, and to potentially represent my country in this amazing song contest is the most encouraging thought for me.”

Commenting on the news that he’ll sing for Cyprus in an Insta post on Monday, he said: “I’m so thrilled to go on this journey. Let’s do this!” 

A man of our own heart, indeed!

Are you excited for Cyprus and its chances of getting back to the final? What type of song do you hope Andrew will sing? Let us know down below!

 
 
 
 
 
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Khwenk
Khwenk
1 month ago

This guy is an absolute nobody in Australia. Why is Cyprus snatching Australia’s rejects? Is there no one in Greece available?

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

WoW he is cute. I wanna make LOVE with him for a week.

Azaad
Azaad
1 month ago

Is this the first time since 2017 that the Cypriot representative actually has some connection to Cyprus?

Lou
Lou
1 month ago
Reply to  Azaad

yep he is

Lou
Lou
1 month ago

fair enough tbh , australia dont take our chance with him so now cryprus took our rejects ?? atleast he’ll get his chance though 🙂

Babes
Babes
1 month ago

ESC is basically Expatriates Song Contest

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

I know him since before he was announce as an Australia Decides contestant. Mainly because of his social media. He has a great voice but I’m not that sure about his songs. Sure they have a spot in Eurovision but “Electrify” was really bland and the Spanish line didn’t make gramatical sense. His song “Thrones” wouldn’t have a better fate though, probably a borderline non-qualifier I think. Let’s wait to listen to what they’ve been working though.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
1 month ago

He did not miss arm day, did he? Sure he’s a looker and his voice sounds OK; I can’t say I’m impressed with his songs though. I did not know Throne up till now and it sounds better than Electrify which I did not really like, but still I think this lacks something and he will need to up his game for the ESC.

Kali
Kali
1 month ago

Winner alert ?

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Kali

Sure thing!

Zisk
Zisk
1 month ago
Reply to  Kali

Yeah there’s no songs and like two artists out yet, but definitely winning…

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Interesting choice, this guy is very attractive and has potential, with a little bit of work he could be excellent, so good luck Cyprus and choose the right song.

Xxx
Xxx
1 month ago

Oh he cute.

Eurotoxic
Eurotoxic
1 month ago

Ignore the noise and work hard, is the best piece of advice and just take a look to Chanel journey 🙂

tom
tom
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurotoxic

But she brought show not the song 🙁

Eurotoxic
Eurotoxic
1 month ago

Great news!!

Karl
Karl
1 month ago

Ugh. This probably means the song will be in English. Bummer.

At least he’s hot, though.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Karl

That isn’t always enough. You need to have the song to back it up or enhance the hotness.

paul
paul
1 month ago

why would an established singer on the greek music scene waste there time with eurovision next year anyway,when the result at least at the hands of televoters could be a foregone conclusion.
This is Cyprus going back to Sandro but not with sandro.
If by some miracle we all dont get nuked in the meantime and the Ukraine war ends relitavely peacefully we could well be in kyiv 2024.
Better to take eurovision with a pinch of salt untill the mass hysteria/sympathy passes by and some sense of normality returns to the contest

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

Wait wait wait, you already think Ukraine will win ESC 2023?!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Ugh, there are cynical fans who think Ukraine is going to win again next year because of pity for the ongoing war. I’m getting real sick of it.

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Me too but I can’t dismiss the possibility

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

It’s true but

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

Unless Ukraine gets something really amazing I don’t think they will win. I just don’t think Ukraine will be the centre of attention (not speaking for the show, but globally) as much as they were in 2022. People are concerned now with inflation and energy crisis.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Stefania was the worst song in 2022 and still won. 2023 is a shoe-in for Ukraine.

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

No it wasn’t and no it isn’t. Televoters tend to remember who won last time and vote another way. Look at Netherlands 2021, Israel 2019, Portugal 2018 and Ukraine themselves in 2017.

Roo
Roo
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

Ukraine was tops in betting odds with both selected songs BEFORE the invasion. Ukraine always does well. Yes there was a level of support but Stefania was going to be top 5 regardless.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

The story win Sandro is that he was difficult to work with. It would explain why he’s had to rebrand himself.

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

He (S) did mention the story of how he was spotted at some festival – New Wave or such – and that the funding for his participation came from a businessman. Considering he had said the truth, one might think that the broadcaster was not ok with the funding story being disclosed. So they dropped him. The character shaming came next but who’s to tell who’s behind it.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

Yes, sure, a “businessman”!

tom
tom
1 month ago

I was expecting Sandro (Cyprus 2020) or Athena (Armenia 2020) actually 🙁 But Its nice to have Australian/Greek/Cypriot singer

Park Shin Hye
Park Shin Hye
1 month ago
Reply to  tom

Oh Athena yess i would love that. But i assume Cypriot Channel goes with only Panik artists, so it was kinda ovbious who are their potential candidates and who are not

tom
tom
1 month ago
Reply to  Park Shin Hye

I really hope some of 2020 artists + Ovidiu from Romania will be in 2023 in the Contest (but my hope is small)

Nina
Nina
1 month ago

No charisma and cheap aesthetics, not impressed. Next please.

paul
paul
1 month ago

I cant help think of sandro 2020 when I saw this.
When Cyprus did a u turn and went back to the internal selection for this year,I thought it must be a huge act from cyprus or greece,one last try
This leaves me feeling dissapointed.
Of course untill we see the song and performance who knows.
someone left a comment below cyprus seems to have no direction for eurovision at the moment and I tend to agree.
Time will tell

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

Cyprus! How can you be so innovative? So special? So amehzing! You are making my ALL-except-one dreams come true!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

The Tongue in cheek sarcasm is strong with this one.

Bart
Bart
1 month ago

Yesss! I think Eurovision would be an amazing stage for him to be discovered in his talent, I really liked him in Australia Decides, with his song. It’s like a Cyprus Eric Saade a bit for me 😉

Eurotoxic
Eurotoxic
1 month ago
Reply to  Bart

Same here

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

This man is sex on legs

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
1 month ago

I’m gonna be honest, kind of wanted a girl to represent Cyprus.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

We’ve had a lot of women for Cyprus lately, other than 2020, so it was time to switch things up.

tom
tom
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Maybe duo would be cool too

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  tom

Yeah, that would be nice too.

Romaric
Romaric
1 month ago

I love his song “Electrify” in Australia Decides 2022, but his voice in live… But, i hope for a good song adapting with his voice (Greek pop song or Swedish pop song ?)

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago
Reply to  Romaric

I´m not sure if he speaks Greek….

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Stage charisma zero. Smells Sandro to me…

Una
Una
1 month ago

A debut for sure! Welcome, Ceedernsea Westgraulia! Who would have guessed?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

I’m sure he’ll get a lot more rehearsal time than he had for Australia Decides, so you never know, it could be good. There’s a chance.

Devito
1 month ago

Well, on Australia Decides he was relying too much on his look and his stage presence was very poor, I would dare to say that at times he was awfully cringe vocally speaking too. I wish him to learn from his experiences as a representative of Cyprus now.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

His song in the Australian national final wasn’t bad but also, wasn’t that great.
Hopefully his Eurovision entry will be strong but, tbh, Cyprus feels a bit lost atm when it comes to their entries. I’m not feeling super confident about this but hoping that they’ll prove my scepticism ill-placed!

Karl
Karl
1 month ago

Unrelated but kind of related:
Ivi Adamou just released a new song a few minutes ago. It’s on the Panik Records YouTube channel. It’s called ???? ??.

Karl
Karl
1 month ago
Reply to  Karl

So this forum doesn’t render Greek characters at all and instead replaces them with question marks. Bummer.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Karl

What’s this song called? You might have to write it in Latin alphabet

Karl
Karl
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

In Latin characters it would be “Rixe me” (or alternatively spelled “Rikse me”). But both Ivi Adamou’s name and the song title are spelled in Greek in the title of the YouTube video. Your best bet would be to go on the Panik Records YouTube channel and look for the latest upload. It was uploaded just a couple of hours ago.

Onar
Onar
1 month ago
Reply to  Karl

You can find it writing Ivi Adamou – Rikse me. I always search for Greek songs in Greeklish and has worked fine so far.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  Karl

They ask her to represent cuprus almost every year and she says no.

DonutLover
DonutLover
1 month ago

He is such a bae material but damn he has no stage presence.. Also I see Cyprus is going back to buying Melfest rejects but I can’t say that I am suprised just disappointed..

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

Why is the cybc doing this to us again? Haven’t they learned anything from the Sandro drama?
So disappointed!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

Well, the contest was canceled so who knows how Cyprus would’ve done, although I admit they probably would’ve been at risk of not qualifying that year. I don’t know if Andrew will have a good or bad song next year so all we can do is just wish him luck

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

cy2020 was a safe nq

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

I Actually agree with you on that. I also think cyprus would’ve been out of the final in 2020.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
1 month ago

I was one of the few people who actually liked Running… and I must say I still like it way better than Andrew’s song in Australia Decides.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Leendert Jan

Me too. Probably a borderline qualifier based on how Sandro sold it, and where it featured in the running (!) order.

Ted
Ted
1 month ago

“12 points from Greece” already

tom
tom
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

From Australia also haha

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  tom

If Cyprus makes the final next year. That depends on the quality of a song

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

Don’t be very sure. He is not known in Greece at all

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

With very few exceptions, Cyprus and Greece always give each other 12 points regardless of how well known or how good their acts are.

Ritoli
Ritoli
1 month ago

He is handsome, but he has no stage presence, I watched his performance and it was quite awkward. It’s going to be Estonia 2021 all over again.

ESC Commentator
ESC Commentator
1 month ago

Glad to see him again! He sings well, he’s cute so i think he has chances to advance to a final with the good song. Even if the producers of the song will come from Sweden I hope they include some tradicional Greek vibes (like it was with Andromache’s song). It’s cool that Cyprus is sending a male singer again after so many years!!

Thallo
Thallo
1 month ago

Andrew’s Australia Decides entry was unbelievably cringeworthy. The random Spanish verse, the complete lack of ability to dance and the weird winks at the camera literally made me pray we’ll never see this guy back at Australia Decides again… but here we are.

The guy has good vocals though, I hope his entry focuses on that rather than focusing on him being hot. Let’s face it, the Brits will take the p*ss out of him if he winks at the camera or wears another bicep cut-out shirt in Liverpool.

Edgar
Edgar
1 month ago

My first crush of ESC 2023 season hehe

Romaric
Romaric
1 month ago
Reply to  Edgar

No it’s for me ^^ !!! My crush !

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago

At least the boy can sing… Which is already something different for Cyprus since… 2017?… Find him a good modern but simple ballad, ideally NOT from the same old Swedish-American-Russian-Greek mafia and you are on to something.

Thallo
Thallo
1 month ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

I doubt we’ll see him singing a ballad. Andrew has confessed he’s obsessed with Europop in the past, so we’re likely to see something similar to Cyprus’ 2020 entry again.

Expect a house song with a random Greek (or Spanish) verse and ethnic elements. This guy won’t do anything unique outside the box.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

Well… what a waste…

S10
S10
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

How exactly is a ballad ‘out of the box’? You guys complain about there being too many ballads every year and now that we might get a deep house song which we rarely get at Eurovision you still complain?!? Guess some people will never be pleased….

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  S10

I return the question: How is a deep house “song” contributing to something good and new? And anyway, why do you presume that a ballad has to be always the same and a house tune out of the box?… It can go both ways. Furthermore, house music has reached its peak way back in nineties. After that it’s always repeating the same thing, over and over again. They are now using using “old” ballads to give some musical content and make covers of earlier house songs. So, if you want “out of the box” you shouldn’t look into house. BTW,… Read more »

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

Well they repeated it in 2012 – and it still won

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Jofty

That was 10 years ago… dah…

Thallo
Thallo
1 month ago
Reply to  S10

A ballad, obviously, isn’t out of the box. I didn’t think I’d have to state the obvious.

A house song isn’t out of the box either, especially for Andrew (an artist who literally only does house/dance songs). That’s why I stated we shouldn’t expect anything unique as I’m pretty sure we’ll see another dance song from Andrew.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

Depending on the ballad and depending on the house song… This debate is actually quite ridiculous because no genre whatsoever has the exclusive of being out of the box or not being out of the box. That all is just sheer prejudice.

raylee
raylee
1 month ago

NQ material all the way <3

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago

Ngl, he was one of my favourites to win Australia Decides 2022, so I can’t say that I am disappointed. I think fans are too pessimistic about him. But I also think that he should go with ballad, jury would simply destroy them if they go with something like Electrify.

Btzbtz
Btzbtz
1 month ago

Nice seeing him again. I hope he gained a lot of experience and stage presence from his time with australia decides because he really gave us nothing then… i’m hopeful though !

Yanis
Yanis
1 month ago

Singer from: Australia
Song from: Sweden
Choreographer from: Sweden

We saw this method already in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Same food, different spices; let’s see what spicy tacos he’ll be singing.

Vivian
Vivian
1 month ago

Cyprus sends a guy again, interesting! Last time they did (not counting 2020) was all the way back in Vienna in 2015

sam
sam
1 month ago
Reply to  Vivian

hovig was the last male cyprus sent in 2017

Yanis
Yanis
1 month ago
Reply to  Vivian

They send a male singer in 2017 and a band which had only men in it in 2016.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago

So Cyprus chose to buy this year a melfest reject and instead of giving it to a panik singer with questionable vocals they will give to… Lambrou. Doesn’t look promising but let’s see

Yeshoney
Yeshoney
1 month ago

The problem is he can’t dance…If he sings another dance track, it will be abysmal on the stage.

Yeshoney
Yeshoney
1 month ago

12 points from Australia…

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
1 month ago

Good Luck to him, I hope for a great song !!

Alo
Alo
1 month ago

This is not very promising to be honest.
I hope that he will sing in Greek tough.

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Alo

Most likely not 🙁 Greece, Cyprus and the Greek language seem to have lost their identity and significance in Eurovision. They seem to exist barely in name. The song in Greek from last year was nothing more than a mere token.

Many other nationalities have been attached to both countries in the past years – Albanian, American, Australian, Canadian, Dutch, German, Russian and Swedish that that I can remember. Token Greek dancers when lucky. *National embarrassement*.

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago
Reply to  Alo

i doubt he speaks greek to begin with lol

Roo
Roo
1 month ago

Most European diasporas in Australia are from post WWII migration. It’s quite likely he understands Greek at very least as his grandparents would speak it to each other and to him. If he has travelled to Greece or Cyprus then he probably speaks enough.

James
James
1 month ago

Finally someone with a genuine connection to Cyprus. We can all rest easy now.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  James

I hope that’s sarcasm cause he literally has no connection

S10
S10
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

Yes he does, his family is Greek Cypriot.

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

It’s written in the article if you wanna read. 🙂

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago

the songs he’s released so far are pretty disastrous but i confide in panik giving him a decent song. cyprus is basically going to do their same bop trick as usual but with a man this time, i don’t see them giving anything that isn’t dance pop. i’m just disappointed they picked someone unknown to the public, the panik records partnership could’ve granted them someone more experienced and relevant.

MTD
MTD
1 month ago

panik will go to Sweden on a shopping spree. Don’t worry.

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago
Reply to  MTD

laurell barker is already going through her archive of dated 2016’d productions to craft andrew lamb’s perfect entry!

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

I don´t like Laurell Barker and her crappy songs…

john
john
1 month ago
Reply to  MTD

Maybe they could stop in Malta first, make it a shorter journey?

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  john

Azerbaijan as well.

S10
S10
1 month ago

They are far from disastrous if you like House music.

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago
Reply to  S10

house music sweetie…

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
1 month ago
Reply to  S10

I like house music but his songs aren’t very good…

S10
S10
1 month ago
Reply to  Leendert Jan

To each their own, if he sent something like his song ‘Throne’, I would be over the moon

Pauly
Pauly
1 month ago

His song this year for Australia Decides was very very very boring and bland. He’s extremely handsome though but i do hope they teach him how to sing and improve his staging performance (being hot does not mean you have stage charisma).

I am happy with this selection though, Cyprus finally selected a male singer (still not someone local..) and i think we should expect a banger since Panik Records is involved. Guess something like Switzerland 2019.

Good luck Cyprus!

john
john
1 month ago
Reply to  Pauly

That was the first thing that crossed my mind, Switzerland 2019, oh and erm Barker

TD303
TD303
1 month ago

As the first actual male performer since 2017, let’s hope he has a better song than Sandro!