The Cypriot entrant for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, Elena Tsagrinou, has released “El Diablo”, the song she will be performing in Rotterdam this May. All the looks present in the music video have been created by Greek fashion designer Celia Kritharioti. The music video was firstly revealed at CyBC1, and can be watched on the Panik Records website here.
“El Diablo” (The Devil) was written and produced by Jimmy “Joker” Thornfeldt, Laurell Barker, Oxa, and Thomas Stengaard. The artistic director for the performance will be Marvin Dietmann, who was behind the staging for Conchita Wurst at Eurovision 2014. Dietmann will be also behind the staging for this year’s Spanish entry, “Voy a quedarme”, performed by Blas Cantó.
Who is Elena Tsagrinou?
Elena Tsagrinou was born in Athens in 1994. Throughout the years, she has performed on the biggest music shows in Greece and Cyprus at a considerable number of concerts. She has collaborated with many other famous Greek artists such as Konstantinos Argyros and MELISSES.
Elena Tsagrinou was the very first act that was not planned to participate at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest being confirmed, on November 25.
Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest
Cyprus debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981. Their best result was in 2018, with Eleni Foureira and performance of the song “Fuego” won second place with 436 points. Before then, their best results in the contest came in the form of three fifth place finishes. In 2004, Lisa Andreas performed “Stronger Every Minute” in Istanbul, Turkey. She finished 5th in the final scoring 170 points, which included 12 points from Greece. They also placed fifth in 1997 with Hara & Andreas Constantinou and their song “Mana mou”, and in 1982 with Anna Vissi’s “Mono i agapi.” Cyprus withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 due to financial difficulties but returned again in 2015.