He’s the Aussie on a mission to sing for Cyprus at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool. After his first rehearsals on the M&S Bank Arena stage, Cyprus’ Andrew Lambrou is gearing up to sing his heart out in semi-final two next Thursday.
In an intimate chat at the wiwibloggs LUSH Lounge, the 24-year-old Sydney native sounded off his gratefulness of being able to represent the country of his ancestors at Eurovision 2023. Soaking up the experience of the contest, he is ready to perform on the world’s biggest televised music competition.
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Cyprus’ Andrew Lambrou “Break a Broken Heart” — Interview after Eurovision 2023 first rehearsal
About his staging, Andrew Lambrou said: “So really wanted the visuals to complement the song. I feel within myself and the team feels it too that this is a big feelings song. It’s got some big notes in there. It’s got that ethereal type of vibe”.
Andrew spoke in length about his love for Cyprus, including his Cypriot roots. He recently travelled to his ancestral homeland and met some of his relatives, which left a deep impression on him.
He told our William: “[Visiting Cyprus] was one of the most amazing moments in my life. I’m not just saying that to you. It was an extremely emotional day. To understand my roots and to understand where my family comes from after hearing so many stories for 24 years of my life from my grandparents and my uncles”.
“I met people that I had never met before but they are my family members. I could see the resemblance with the people at home, I remember stepping foot into Kathikas, which was the first village I went to and I just started to tear up, I don’t know why I started tearing up. It was just so incredibly special. So, I have this incredible energy with me that I’ve brought from there I’m extremely grateful for”.
“For Cyprus, I’m so proud to be a Greek-Cypriot Australian, and I’m really proud of my roots and what my family has brought back to Australia. And I think over this Eurovision journey, Cyprus has embraced me, which is something I’m incredibly grateful for. I really feel that love, I feel that love from many parts of the world, including Australia”.
“Eurovision is about bringing the world together”.
Cyprus at Eurovision 2023: Andrew Lambrou “Break a Broken Heart” first rehearsal
Do you think that Andrew Lambrou has what it takes to make the Grand Final at Eurovision 2023? Are you excited to see what the “Break a Broken Heart” staging has to offer? Let us know in the comments down below!