CyBC, the Cypriot national broadcaster, has revealed its broadcast plans for the week when Eurovision 2020 should have taken place.
RIK 1 will show all of the Eurovision 2020 entries in two shows on May 9 at 21:15 CEST and May 10 at 20:15 CEST. On May 12, half an hour before the live broadcast of “Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light”, RIK 1 will also broadcast a special show as a tribute to this year’s contest and as well as a reminder of all Cypriot Eurovision entries in history. All three of these shows will be hosted by Loukas Hamastos.
On May 12, “Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light” will be broadcast live on RIK 1 at 21:00 CEST. Andreas Iakovidis will commentate on the show for Cypriot viewers. Andreas is known in Cyprus as a journalist and a commentator for the Cypriot broadcasts of the annual Vienna New Year’s Concert.
Sandro was due to represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam with the song “Running”.
Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.