Andrew Lambrou, with the song “Break A Broken Heart”, will represent Cyprus in this year's Eurovision contest taking place in May, in Liverpool, the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) announced on Thursday.
According to CyBC, the ballad talks about relationships that end with a broken heart but in the end, they might very well push us to rise again from the ashes, even stronger. The song, released by Panik Records, was written by Thomas Stengaard, Marcus Winther-John, Jimmy Jansson and Jimmy Joker Thornfeldt who have written songs for celebrities and other Eurovision participants in the past. The song’s string arrangement is by Mattias Bylund, who won a Grammy award for his string arrangement on Taylor Swift’s multi-platinum album, “1989”.
The video is directed by the Greek director Giorgos Mpenioudakis.
Since Cyprus debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981, the country has not yet managed to win in any of the 38 times the country has participated.
Cyprus came close to winning in 2018 when Eleni Foureira finished 2nd with Fuego, their best result so far.
Since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004, Cyprus has qualified for 10 out of 17 Grand Finals.
Tickets for this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool will go on sale on Tuesday 7 March, the BBC has announced.
[With information from Greek City Times]