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Cyprus: Sandro Nicolas releases Eurovision 2020 song – "Running"

The Cypriot broadcaster has released Sandro Nicolas' Eurovision 2020 song along with its music video. Listen to the song here

It was back in November of 2019 that the Cypriot broadcaster, CyBC, confirmed Sandros Nicolas as the country's representative at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Today, the American-Greek singer has officially released his Eurovision 2020 entry, Running.

Sandro Nicolas - "Running"

Running is written by Sandro Nicolas himself and Alfie Arcuri, a former winner of The Voice Australia.

Sandro Nicolas

Sandro Nicolas (Alessandro Rütten), 23, was born and raised in Heinsberg, Germany to an American father and a Greek mother. He has played drums and took guitar lessons at a young age, and at the age of 15 he began writing his own songs.

In 2018 he competed in the German "The Voice", where he reached the Semi-finals.

In 2019 he participated in the "New Wave Festival" in Sochi, Russia representing the USA. It was here he began to introduce himself with his artistic name Sandro Nicolas.

He grew up in Germany but speaks fluently Greek, due to his Greek roots and education.

Cyprus in Eurovison Song Contest

Eurovision 2018 Cyprus: Eleni Foureira - "Fuego"

Since Cyprus debuted in Eurovision Song Contest in 1981, the country has not yet managed to win in any of the 36 times the country has participated.

Cyprus came close to win in 2018 when Eleni Foureira finished 2nd with Fuego, the best result so far.

Eurovision 2018 Cyprus: Eleni Foureira - "Fuego"

Since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, Cyprus has qualified for 9 out of 15 Grand Finals.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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