The Cypriot head of deligation, Evi Papamichael, has revealed to TV Ethnos that the Island nation will begin the search for their Eurovision 2021 artist at the end of August. Evi confirmed that the Cypriot broadcaster CyBC are ideally looking for either a Cypriot or Greek artist, and so far, Evi has said she is very satisfied with all of the interest that has been shown by both Cypriot and Greek artists.
“We are always open to consider and listen to any serious proposal. In recent years, we have been collaborating with major Hellenic record companies. Greece and Cyprus are, as you know, a single record and music market.”
As of yet, there has been no contact between the Cypriot broadcaster and any artists. This contact will not begin until the end of August at the earliest, when they will begin communicating with record companies. One thing that has been confirmed though is that Marvin Dietmann, who was due to be artistic director for Sandro in Rotterdam 2020, will now be the artistic director in 2021.
Numerous Cypriot and Greek artists have come forward in recent months, showing their interest in singing for the Island at Eurovision, most notably Vangelis Kakouriotis, Ian Stratis and Katerina Stikoudi. There have also been rumours that former Cypriot participants Ivi Adamou (2012) and Eleni Foureira (2018) could be making a Eurovision return.
Sandro was internally selected to sing Running for Cyprus in 2020 in Rotterdam, but unfortunatley missed out due to the cancellation of Eurovision this year.
Whilst we await more news from Cyprus about their Eurovision 2021 plans, which Cypriot or Greek artists would you like to see take to the Eurovision stage? Let us know in the comments below!