Eurovision Fun reports that Sandro Nicolas has been selected by RIK to represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Sandro Nicolas has reportedly been selected to represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. According to the site the 23 year old singer from Germany, is best known for competing in The Voice of Germany 2018, as well as the New Wave Festival 2019.
Sandro Nicolas is of Greek heritage and has been seen in the past few months recording new music in Greece. Eurovision Fun reports that RIK is in the midst of agreeing a contract with the singer to participate in next years Eurovision Song Contest.
As of the start of October, three artists were reported to be in the running to represent Cyprus in Rotterdam. Cypriot and Greek media speculated that the preferred artist is one of the two male singers. According to reports Ian Stratis and Vangelis Kakouriotis are the two male singers who are being considered by CyBC.
At the 2019 contest, Cyprus was represented by internally selected artist Tamta and her song “Replay”. She finished in 13th position in the Grand Final with 109 points.
Source: Eurovision Fun
Cyprus debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981. Their best result in the contest comes from their 2018 entrant Eleni Foureira, who placed 2nd with her song “Fuego”. Cyprus withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 due to financial difficulties, but returned again in 2015 where they were represented by John Karagiannis.