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Message of support from Andrew Lambrou for Eden Golan at OGAE Israel event!

OGAE Israel organized an event in downtown Tel Aviv for Eden Golan to wish her good luck shortly before she leaves for Malmö. At this event, various messages of support for Eden and Hurricane were shown mainly from former representatives of Israel in the contest. But among the messages of support was a video from Andrew Lambrou.

Andrew Lambrou was in Israel on October 7 when the Hamas terrorist attack took place in the south of the country. Then they even met with Eden, with whom, as he reveals in the video, they have written a song together.

 

This is the second time that Andrew Lambrou has expressed his support for Eden Golan and the Hurricane. When the song was released, he uploaded a related Instagram story, where he mentioned that Hurricane is stuck in his mind.

Hurricane was the most viewed video clip on the competition channel in the month of March, behind only Holland’s Europapa and above Marina Satti’s ZARI.

Israel is competing in position no.14 in the second semi-final of Eurovision 2024, on May 9.

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Andrew Lambrou is voicing his support for Eden Golan’s Hurricane!

Andrew Lambrou, representative of Cyprus in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, expresses his support and admiration for Eden Golan’s Hurricane, Israel’s Eurovision 2024 entry. In a message he sent to Eden, he mentions that he has had an obsession with Hurricane, while Eden Golan tells him that she has missed him a lot.

In the two days or so of Hurricane’s release, the videoclip has exceeded 2 million views (on the Eurovision, Eden and KAN channels), won the first place on the Israeli spotify charts, while on the Eurovision Instagram account it has the most views behind only the Netherlands’ Europapa.

Watch Hurricane’s first live performance and then our reaction video:

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Cyprus: Listen to the alternate acoustic version of “Break a Broken Heart” by Andrew Lambrou!

Last season, the official Eurovision YouTube channel, hosted a series named “Eurovision A Little Bit More”, where this year’s contestants had the chance to sing their songs, different versions of their songs, or even perfrom covers of other songs.

Andrew Lambrou, the representative of Cyprus in 2023, performed an acoustic version of his song “Break a Broken Heart” from the National Theatre of Cyprus, as well as a coover of his favourite Eurovision song, “Molitva” by Marija Šerifović:

As it seems, Andrew recorded one more, alternate acoustic version of “Break a Broken Heart”, which was until now hidden in the archives of the contest, and was never released.

So today, we will have the chance to listen to Andrew Lambrou perfrorm the song that gave Cyprus its best result since Eleni Foureira, once again, through the official Eurovision YouTube channel (the video premieres in 20:00 CET):

What do you think of this version of “Break a Broken Heart”? Write us in the comments below!

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Cyprus: Andrew Lambrou releases new single “Take My Breath Away”!

A few minutes ago, the representative of Cyprus in Eurovision 2023, our beloved Andrew Lambrou released his new single, entitled “Take My Breath Away”.

The young artist gave Cyprus its best Eurovision result since Eleni Foureira. And now, after ‘Can’t Break a Broken Heart‘, Andrew Lambrou is back with a new song, officially out today via Panic Records.

Andrew co-wrote the song with Cameron Robertson, while the release is accompanied by an intense and highly artistic music video, directed and recorded in Athens by Dani Darla, while the high-fashion clothes are designed by DANTE, who was also responsible for his Eurovision 2023 outfits.

Listen to “Take My Breath Away” by Andrew Lambrou:

What did you think of Andrew Lambrou’s new song?


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Cyprus: Andrew Lambrou wants to return to Eurovision!

Cyprus’ representative for this year’s Eurovision, Andrew Lambrou, expressed an interest to participate in the contest again in an interview with Happy Day yesterday.

“Eurovision was the best experience of my life, I would do it again”.

Performing “Break a Broken Heart” for Cyprus in Liverpool, Andrew Lambrou came in 12th overall with 126 points, just 3 points outside the top ten. Would you like to see Andrew return to the competition?


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Cyprus: A 62% viewing rate for the Eurovision 2023 Grand Final!

The final of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Cyprus scored significant viewing figures. 61,63% on average tuned in to RIK1 to watch Andrew Lambrou‘s effort in Liverpool.

In contrast to ERT, which this year recorded the second lowest ratings in its history since 2001, RIK’s ratings reached the top of the scale. 61.63% on average, while at the time of the results it even climbed to an impressive 82.3%! It is one of the highest ratings for the competition in Cyprus right after of course 2018, the year of Eleni Foureira.

The commentary of Melina Karageorgiou and Alexandros Taramountas, gathered only positive comments from the viewers, while there were many Greeks who preferred to watch the competition through the RIK frequency, giving a vote of confidence to the Cypriot public television duo, who for the second consecutive year undertake the commentary.

RIK has already started planning for next year’s Eurovision and in the next few days we will probably have the official announcements. You can read more about this in our exclusive article.

Cyprus this year was represented by Andrew Lambrou with the song “Break A Broken Heart”, taking the 12th place in the Grand Final with a total of 126 points.

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Andrew Lambrou: “We are prepared for tonight’s semi-final!”| Exclusive Interview

Right after the Family Show finished and just a few hours before going to the Eurovision 2023 stage for the Second Semi-Final, this year’s representative of Cyprus Andrew Lambrou spoke exclusively to Eurovisionfun and Apostolis Matamis at the press center of M&S Bank Arena!

 

As he told us, he feels particularly happy with his last rehearsal and extremely prepared for tonight’s semi-final.

“My team and I are very pleased and we can’t wait for you to see the final result!”

He declares himself ready to set fire to the stage of Liverpool again.  Further he did not hesitate to express his love for the fans of the competition and the audience that watched his performance.

Andrew Lambrou shared with us his plans for the future:

“After the competition, I would like to start a music career in Greece and Cyprus!

Finally, we also mentioned the Greek representative Victor Vernicos :

“He should be proud of himself! He is only 16 years old and sings fantastically. Of course Greece and Cyprus support each other and it is very nice that we are here together!

Watch Andrew Lambrou ‘s full interview below:

Good luck Cyprus!

Good luck Andrew Lambrou!

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Eurovision 2023: Jury Rehearsal of the 2nd Semi Final – Live Commentary! (Updated Live)

The “jury” rehearsal of the Eurovision 2023 Second Semi Final has just started and the the Liverpool Arena is filled with eurofans! Even though the Semi-Final results wil be determined 100% by the televote, national juries will watch and score today’s rehearsals and their votes will count in case a country’s televote fails to produce a valid result. Earlier today we saw the First Dress Rehearsal and you can read our commentary here.

Tonight, in addition to the 16 participating countries of the Second Semi-Final, we will also see the United Kingdom, Spain and last year’s winner Ukraine perform their entries.

This article gets updated in real-time, all you need to do is hit the refresh button on your browser!

So stay tuned to this article as we update it with all details, preparing you for what you will see in the Semi-Final tomorrow May 11th, at 21:00 CEST.

The Show

A spoken word piece opens the Second Semi-Final talking through the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The hosts, Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham and Julia Sanina welcome us and remind us that the competition is taking place in the UK because of the war in Ukraine. We see the 16 competing artists in the led wall behind the presenters and the voting numbers appear.

The Competing Countries – LIVE COMMENTARY

Denmark – Breaking My Heart

Reiley, the TikTok star from the Faroe Islands, is dressed in pink, inside an elaborate pink prop that looks like a house and rotates to reveal different rooms. Later, Reiley walks to the second stage and the led wall becomes blue and then green. Sadly, it is vocally weak and rather annoying, something that will probably prevent him from reaching the Grand Final.

Armenia – Future Lover

Brunette delivers one of the most impressive performances visually, standing on a curved platform with pink projections on her, and later intense black and white lights. The added dance break is definetely eye-catching and Brunette is a great performer, that will undoubtedly qualify for Saturday’s final and is aiming high.

Romania – D.G.T.(On and Off)

Theodor is a good vocalist but sadly the entire performance and staging, with distasteful led content and awkward choreography from Theodor and his dancer, seems very amateurish. Romania will be lucky if they avoid the absolute last place of this Semi-Final.

Estonia – Bridges

Alika, the talented singer from Estonia, brings a slightly elevated version of her Eesti Laul performance with pretty blue leds and her characteristic piano that plays by itself. It’s an act that will suffer due to the absence of juries from the Semi-Finals, as the televoters could easily find it dull and forget it. It’s qualification feels very uncertain.

Belgium – Because Of You

Gustaph gives the show some much needed energy, with his 90s themed song. The staging is very similar to the one from Belgium’s national final, with an added staircase, a dancer and loads of voguing. Vocally great as always, but will it be enough for Gustaph to make it through? I’m leaning towards yes but I’m not certain.

First Break

Cyprus – Break a Broken Heart

The Australian born Greek-Cypriot singer Andrew Lambrou delivers a great live of his power ballad. The staging is a bit static, with repeated shots of a waterfall but nevertheless professional. The final minute of the song is filled with huge fire jets. A very decent performance that doesn’t scream winner but will easily earn its place in the Grand Final.

Iceland – Power

Next up, we have the energetic Dilja from Iceland. She is very good vocally but the performance feels completely all over the place, with the young singer doing unnecessary acrobatics and coming off rather aggresive. The camera shots aren’t great, making the viewer feel dizzy and overall quite bored, if not annoyed. Iceland’s journey in Eurovision 2023 ends tomorrow.

Greece – What They Say

16-year old Victor from Greece has visibly improved vocally, compared to his previous rehearsals. The beginning of the performance, with him laying on the floor is very interesting visually but the rest of the staging feels quite messy. Victor’s bouncing a lot and looks nervous, but maybe he could get just enough points to sneak into the Final.

Poland – Solo

Coming next, the big surprise of the rehearsals, Blanka from Poland. From certain non-qualifier, Poland now has a guaranteed spot in the Grand Final, thanks to the visually extremely entertaining show and the much improved vocals of Blanka, who looks stunning. Maybe too many effects, but obviously too much is never enough for the iconic “Bejba”.

Slovenia – Carpe Diem

Joker Out, the charismatic Slovenian band, transfer us to their concert, as they own the stage, delivering tons of energy and fun. The lead singer is vocally great and the tone of his voice elevates the song a lot. After 3 years, Slovenia is returning to the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Georgia – Echo

Iru looks stunning in her white dress and sounds pitch perfect. The performance is pretty, with nice lighting and led content, but quite static and overall dated. This would’t be out of place in a 2011 Eurovision National Final. However, it would be a big surprise if Georgia didn’t make it through, as it’s definetely one of the stronger acts in a weak Semi-Final. Georgia will return to the Grand Final, after 7 years, but will struggle to escape the last places once it gets there.

Second Break

San Marino – Like An Animal

Probably the biggest underdogs of the competition, Piqued Jacks from San Marino, deliver a well crafted show, vocally and visually decent. However, the professional staging with black and red pop-art led content isn’t enough to elevate a very weak composition, musically and lyrically. The landlocked microstate won’t escape the bottom two of this Semi-Final.

Austria – Who the hell is Edgar?

Teya and Salena grace the Eurovision stage with one of the most clever and funny songs of the year. Their stage show is very polished but perheps not fun enough. The red, black and white leds with the dancers are nice but quite repetitive, and it feels like the act doesn’t have a clear purpose and lacks energy. Vocally decent, with some weak moments, the female duo from Austria will obviously qualify but I’m not so sure that they can win the Semi Final. Once they get to the Final, I expect them to significantly underperform.

Albania – Duje

The very likable family from Albania give us a stereotypical Albanian act, full of powerful vocals, red, black and orange visuals and lots of fire. This definetely stands out as the only ethnic song and is performed professionaly but perhaps has a very limited audience. The noticable absence of countries with Albanian diaspora from this Semi-Final means Albania’s qualification is far from certain.

Lithuania – Stay

Monika Linkyte delivers a vocally powerful and visually pleasing, warm performance, accompanied by her backing vocalists. They manage to create a beautiful atmosphere that the audience seems to enjoy. This song really shines near the end of the Second Semi Final, making Lithuania’s qualification a certainty.

Australia – Promise

Voyager, the progressive metal band from Australia, are obviously very experienced performers and close the show with a bang. Excellent staging with 80s vaporwave vibes and a car on stage. The arena loves them, as they deliver an excellent performance, full of energy, that is guaranteed to qualify tomorrow night.

Certain Qualifiers

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Slovenia

Poland

Cyprus

Lithuania

Georgia

Borderline Qualifiers

Belgium

Greece

Albania

Estonia

Non Qualifiers

Denmark

Iceland

Romania

San Marino

Interval Acts

Ukrainian singers Mariya Yaremchuk, Otoy and Zlata Dziunka perform a medley of Ukrainian songs. Then we watch another recap and get ready for lines to close.

Three drag queens take the place of the presenters and perform “Be Who You Wanna Be”.

Mans Zelmerlow and Filomena return with the “game” of guessing which countries they have or have not qualified in the past.

Big 5 and Ukraine

Spain

Blanca Paloma transferred her Benidorm performance to the Liverpool stage, with minor improvements. Vocally impeccable and visually captivating, this entry will be greatly appreciated by jurors but maybe also by the European audience. There is quite nothing like it in the competition and viewers will certainly not forget it.

Ukraine

Ukrainians show once again that they are the masters of staging at Eurovision. TVORVHI probably have the most sleek, stylish and modern performance of the year. It starts a bit low energy but that is quickly fixed, when pyro jets join the show. Great act but the song is probably a bit forgettable. Of course, Ukraine’s result is maybe the biggest mystery of the year, as we don’t know how the sympathy and diaspora votes will impact their score.

United Kingdom

Mae Muller will close Saturday’s Grand Final with a fun and upbeat number, staged cleverly with colorful pop art vibes. Her vocals however are perhaps the worst in this year’s contest and completely destroy the act. She’s struggling to hit the notes and looks uncomfortable, which means United Kingdom could be returning to the bottom of the scoreboard.

The Results

Martin Osterdahl executive producer of Eurovision Song Contest 2022, declares that he is happy to see that we now have a valid result!

The ten countries that (virtually) qualified for the purposes of the rehearsal were the following:

San Marino, Lithuania, Belgium, Armenia, Cyprus, Estonia, Romania, Austria, Poland, Slovenia

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Eurovision 2023: Cyprus’ Second Rehearsal!

The sixth day of rehearsals officialy began and the stage of M&S Liverpool Arena is ready to kick off the first rehearsal of the day!

Next up on the stage is Andrew Lambrou, representing Cyprus with his emotional ballad “Break A Broken Heart”.

Who is Andrew Lambrou?

Andrew Lambrou was born in Sydney, Australia and he is of Greek-Cypriot descent. Although he is just 24 years old his presence on TikTok is spectacular, since his profile on this social platform has gathered more than 700,000 followers.

He started to play music at the age of 5, when he was enrolled at the music school of AMS where he learned how to play the piano. One of his talents was his capabiity of listening to a song and then playing it on his own by heart. Soon he realized that he had to fulfill his musical destiny after having already won the first place in a competition singing the song “Doh A Deer”, still at the age of five. His own parents encouraged his inclination towards music throughout his life, while he attended musical classes at “LaVoce” Music School, where Marc Villagra was his vocal coach.

Andrew Lambrou currently lives in Sydney, Australia where he composes and performs his own songs, while he has also taken part in “The X Factor of Australia”, “Australia’s Got Talent” and “The Voice of Australia”.

The rehearsal

Unfortunately this year, accredited journalists don’t get the chance to watch the first and second rehearsals, so we only get the information and content that the organizers officially release to the public.

As we already know, the performance is inspired by the elements of the earth, from the abyss to the catharic waters of the waterfall, we end up to lava and fire for a rebirth. There are changes in the second rehearsal, he’s now barefoot.

Cyprus Second Rehearsal 1

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Break A Broken Heart is a powerful, heartfelt ballad with a marching drumbeat that’s vibrating through the Liverpool Arena floor – Andrew’s vocal is sublime, and there’s something electrifying about the way this song builds from the first big note to an even bigger finish making it extraordinary. The LED backdrop transitions from waterfall to flames, is insane. Cyprus has floor smoke and four banks of flames ready to be everyone gasped.

Cyprus Second Rehearsal 2

CHLOE HASHEMI / EBU

Below you can watch a small clip from the Cypriot second rehearsal, once it’s published on YouTube:

The Dress Rehearsal for Cyprus and the rest of Semi Final 2 will be held on the 10th of May.

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Cyprus: Watch Andrew Lambrou perform the Acoustic Version of his song at the National Theatre of Cyprus!

In the latest video of the “Eurovision… A Little Bit More” series, the Eurovision TV show that features exclusive performances, remixes and cover songs from the Liverpool 2023 participants, Andrew Lambrou performs his Eurovision song live.

Andrew Lambrou, who is representing Cyprus in this year’s contest, performs an acoustic version of his song Break A Broken Heart at the National Theatre of Cyprus, showing off his excellent vocals.

Enjoy his performance below:

Below you can watch footage from Andrew’s first rehearsal on the Eurovision stage:

@eurovision Red lights, flashes, Andrew Lambrou rises out of the ashes ☄️🇨🇾 #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision @Andrew Lambrou ♬ original sound – Eurovision

Andrew Lambrou is set to perform 6th in the 2nd semi-final which is going to take place on May 11 in Liverpool.

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