Filming of the official music video for “Running”, Cyprus’s entry for Eurovision 2020 is underway in Athens.
Filming has commenced today in Athens, Greece for the official music video for “Running” by Sandro. The music video is being directed by Greek director Alexandros Kostelidis, who has worked with performers such as Anna Vissi. In the past couple of days Sandro completed the recording of his song for Rotterdam.
Who is Sandro?
Sandro Nicolas (Alessandro Rütten) was born in Germany to an American father and Greek mother. He first came to public attention when he auditioned for Das Supertalent in (Germany’s Got Talent) 2015. In 2018, he took part in The Voice of Germany and reached the sing-off stage before being eliminated.
In 2019 he represented his father’s home country, the United States, in New Wave 2019, where he used his stage name Sandro Nicolas for the first time. He finished sixth overall.
Source: Eurovision Fun / CyBC
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.