After teasing us last week, Cyprus has now laid out its cards for Eurovision 2023. The country’s act for the contest in Liverpool, Andrew Lambrou, has officially released his entry “Break A Broken Heart”.
The song has been written by the Scandinavians Thomas Stengaard, Marcus Winther-John, Jimmy Jansson and Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt.
Andrew Lambrou – “Break A Broken Heart”
The lyrics speak of perseverance and hint at strength developed through struggle. You can’t break a heart if it’s already broken!
You lift me up but leave me in the gutter.
Tear me up and move on to another.
I’m torn apart, but I am a survivor.
You can’t, you can’t break a broken heart.
You can’t break a broken heart
Who is Andrew Lambrou?
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.
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:
Commenting on the news that he’ll sing for Cyprus in an Insta post, he said: “I’m so thrilled to go on this journey. Let’s do this!”
What do you think of Andrew Lambrou’s song? Will “Break A Broken Heart” help take Cyprus back to the Eurovision grand final? Let us know in the comments below.
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I am curious about his live performance. If the vocals aren’t on point, the song might collapse easily. Fingers crossed.
Cyprus 4/12 – not my cup of tea
ong is fine. It’s a Jimmy Joker pop song, so it’s like a big scoop of vanilla really, nothing special, but not bad.. and btw, What are the chances of two guys (one from Denmark and one Cyprus) both singing about broken hearts, in the SAME semi? This song is in SF2 so will sail through as SF2 is very weak. My score is 6.5/10
Funny story: I was looking up this song’s lyrics and I ended up listening to an American singer’s gospel hymn. Anyway, it’s a nice and powerful ballad, but Andrew’s qualification will eventually hinge on his ESC staging. I hope he gets Cyprus back on track! 😉
With Greece and maybe Australia in their corner (as Andrew is actually Australian), and if he sings the song, well, Cyprus might have a chance to make the final. Unless viewers are stupid enough to mix it up with Denmark’s breaking my heart, because the titles are so similar.
I enjoy this only on mute…He should open OnlyFans and would have more success than music which is obviously not for him
I’ll throw it some points for avoiding again the temptation to try to repeat “Fuego”, but I was left indifferent about the song, as it usually happens with Cypriot entries. I feel it’s a tad overproduced (there’s a moment it’s almost impossible to distinguish the instruments playing on the background track). But I believe it’s more than enough to qualify from a weak semi and I can see the juries overrating it in the final, as long Andrew hits his notes.
It’s not bad, but nothing really special!
Oh.. This is really good and different from every other song of this year’s contest. I really like this one hope to see Cyprus back in the top 10 this year!
Its a bop and an OK song, but after 1.23 I had enough of it and switched it off.
A very so-so song from Cyprus. While I like that he’s (aside from Sandro in 2020) the first male Cypriot representative since Hovig in 2017… It’s more of the same generic pop music. Would it really kill them to select something a little different?
Like last year?
They did last year and look what happened. If their goal is to reach final, I can understand.
The song last year lacked good vocals and a better staging, but was good!
Not as flat as “Ela” last year but will definitely struggle without a competitive staging. Kinda okey-ish for me, a 6/10, it’s just… there. Great vocals though.
More of him in the shower or in his swimming gear would have been nice ?
Don’t mind the song either
You might have to wait for his semi
How many songs did this “Joker” dude write this year? He is one prolific songwriter ! He already composed half of Melfest.
It could be that he has others working for him as well and he gives them compensation in response to tagging his name only. That’s not unheard of, unfortunately.
I had felt underwhelmed with the snippet, but this song is actually good! Also, Andrew is a great performer, so I’m sure it’ll sail through to the final 🙂
It’s very overproduced. Let’s see how it comes across live. Nice voice but tune is a little forgettable.
Yeah, I listened to it fully and didn’t dislike it at all (thought it was a bit generic) but I couldn’t remember anything 5 minutes later!
It would work as a spotify or radio-track, but I have heard this song a thousand times (not accusing it of plagiarism, just that it’s very uninnovative). This can be good on stage, though this kind of power ballads are not the easiest songs to stage. I hope we won’t see any lame interpretative dancers or fake raining in the background, this would be the cherry on top of the cliché. Andrew himself seems to enjoy what he does, but his performance last year at AD worries me a bit ; he didn’t have that much presence on stage (no… Read more »
Oh just saw a little video of him singing the chorus : he has definitely improved!
Below average pop ballad. 3 minutes of boredom. No final again this year for Cyprus, I am sorry to say.
Not bad, I think it’s weaker than Marco and Due Vite (if we need to pit pretty boys with break up songs against each other. :-P) Lyrics can be on the slightly dumb side every now and then, but in my opinion, a solid 7/10 and probably a locked qualifier in Semi 2.
Why are some people so bitter and negative with their comments? I love this song and I hope it does well. And kudos to Cyprus for sending great entry after entry without being discouraged by all the negative Nellies out there. Try to be nice sometimes, it’s good for you.
It is a nice ballad, but nothing to be overhyped about
Amongst the plethora of middle-of-the-road entries we have this year, this is actually pretty good. The sentiment in the song feels heartfelt and Andrew performs it really well. I think this will end up in my top half.
Are you gonna make Eurovision 2024 in Helsinki or in another city??
Finland won’t even be close to winning.
At this point they literally would, let’s hope Georgia,Portugal,Armenia and the UK do something to shake things up.
I’m not sure about Finland winning, at least not yet. But in case that happens, they’d host in Tampere instead as Helsinki’s arena is banned
I’d be okay with Tampere or Turku 2024
Why is Helsinki’s arena banned?
Finland isn’t winning this year darling. Keep dreaming.
Surprised this opinion gets so unwelcomed. I thought Finland would be very popular here.
So far, I also believe the winner will be between Finland and Sweden, followed by Spain – though many countries have not revealed or finalised their stagings yet.
Catch and solid on first listen. Not sure about competitive (that opinion will come from more listens) but should qualify. We know he can do that vocally from his performance at Australia Decides. Good choice.
amazing studio track, if the vocals are on point and it’s staged well, this got potential to do really well. good luck Andrew!
The song you forget about as soon it finishes. I’d say it won’t even qualify but considering it’s in Second Semi Final (which is probably weakest one in recent years), I guess this will qualify. Will anyone remember this entry in future? No we won’t
If Andrew can deliver that massive three-tier vocal range live, this entry is getting a lot of points. Plus, the video is great; Andrew looks like a real actor and even swims as well! The driving beat of the song is what carries it through the three minutes, but more on that in April (if there is a Wiwi Jury). There is a similarity to a past would-have-been ESC 2020 entry in terms of the actual melody/harmony, but I will leave you to guess what that might be. I don’t think the similarity is intentional, it’s just a curiosity. Lastly,… Read more »
My new top
23- San Marino 2/10
16-The Netherlands 6/10
4-Czecg Republic 9/10
Why is my top getting down voted?
Is sharing an opinion illegal now?
You know what’s even funnier, we share the same top-4, only kinda inverted but for some reason, I got upvoted when I wrote mine, weird stuff, haha.
Probably because you ranked Norway low and the “I only like female-bops” Eurofans don’t like that…
Norway isn’t even in my top 20
People here can be very nasty
Mediocre song, good vocals (recorded), and very conventionally attractive. Also in the “weaker” semi-final. This should qualify pretty seamlessly whether you like this or not.
12 points to Andrew for just being so damn attractive!!
Your arguments are so bad it’s laughable, I also believe he will qualify but not because of the reasons you mentioned
What other reasons could there be? The song is middle of the road.
This would probably be considered middle of the road in a lot of previous years, but this year it’s among the best so far.
It’s alright a guess, but nothing about it is exactly standout. Kind of feels like nobody wants to win this year.
It has been a particularly weak year so far, I agree. But a lot of songs are going to be released in the next week or two. Hopefully they were saving the good ones and no more “Let’s see how weird we can be and pretend its really “ART”-“
This is going to qualify.
What the actual heck, Cyprus??? This is good!
Zzzz, so characterless
Was expecting something horrible and instead I got something that would do well on the radio but also gives us several great vocal moments if Andrew can perform well and meaningful lyrics. If he can perform it well live, this will qualify and then do better with the juries in the final. I for one welcome the change because normally we have female dancing bops from this nation.
Very radio friendly and very commercial.
Substandards music goods from Sweden. Rejections from the Sandinavian music festivals. No chance to qualify.
its actually way better than I expected!
That was a lot better than I expected but it’s almost *too* professional and just doesn’t stand out at all. I think it could still qualify.
Agreed, it’s decent but I’m not wowed by it. It might have a chance of making it to the final, but I can’t envision it getting into the top half of the board.
Wow! I like it so much! Straight to my top 10(maybe even higher soon) and this is my nr1 in the SF2, definately!
Thank You Cyprus!
bridges from alika will more and more stand out in semi 2 without jurys.
cyprus song is solid but has also a lot of routine (tunes) inside.
It’s not bad but extremely uninnovative and uninspiring.
I actually really enjoyed this song. Its catchy, emotional and i like his voice. One of my favorites this year.
It’s rather bland but actually better that what I expected. I am not a fan of the falsettos, so I prefer the verses to the chorus. I think he will qualify for the final, given what we have seen so far.
Short and simple…this is a beautiful song. He deserves top 10. He just needs an effective performance and that’s it. I expected a little less I got a lot more. Quality was served.
I agree. I didn’t expect it and therefore I’m positively surprised
Another generic song beigefest written by Swedes (again). Cyprus needs to go back to sending something ethnic and traditional instead of relying on Scandinavian songwriting camps :l
Exactly the same goes for Greece too
as a greek myself id love to reply to this comment. Actually your comment is the best representative of stupidity. The last 2 times we send something entry we NQed
Alcohol is Free, Opa…? Both top 10 placings…many are fed up of your unauthentic entries and this year isn’t going to change!
Care to explain why Greece is so low in the betting odds…
Depends on the quality of ethnic songs. Marina Satti does mix greek with contemporary electronic sounds and she could be amazing
When exactly did Greece send an entry with Scandinavian songwriters? Unless you mean Amanda, who is a more Greek immigrant than any other immigrant representing a country that does not speak a word of its native language?
Well, to be fair, they did it last year with Ela, and they didn’t reach the finals.
Male version of Polish Blanka, just a model who so happens to also be involved in music, shameless labels trying to push puppets that simply do not belong here, the song is just an overproduced generic mess and I’d place it firmly in the “unlistenable” tier together with Ireland. You should be doing so much better than this, Cyprus.
I’m sorry you’re just so wrong! Andrew has great voice and didn’t happen to be in music industry ’cause he is a model’. Relax, not everything that is not handsome woman with ethnic pop song is bad and non-belonging to the conest hahah.
tbf he is not really standing from the crowd
A guy from Australia, with a song that sounds just like thousands of others, written by the same omnipresent Swedes, what even is the point anymore? They’re just taking people for fools but I’m telling it exactly like it is.
Blanka is better
It’s nothing special, his Australia Decides entry was better than this.
Everything about this screams 2010s, from the song to the music video to Andrew’s outfit (a leather jacket, black skinny jeans & red flannel tied around his waist… like seriously?).
I expected something with a little more flavor, but we were served boiled chicken.
and they didn’t even add salt
Plus they paid a songwriter with fortune 😀 Expensive food with no flavor
Andrew Lambrou will probably get the same fate IMRI got in 2017.