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









Borderline Qualifiers





Non Qualifiers




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


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.


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


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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Estonia: Cyprus wins the sixth episode of Eurovisiooni laulud 2023 show!

Cyprus was the favourite of the jury in the sixth episode of Eurovisiooni laulud 2023, the Estonian show for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The sixth episode of Eurovisiooni laulud 2023 was broadcast last night where a four-member jury reviewed some of the entries in this year’s competition. The panel consisted of Grete Kuld and Tõnis Niinemets, as well as the two guests for this week, Kristel Aaslaid and Jüri Pootsman.

The jury reviewed the following entries:

  • San Marino – Piqued Jacks – “Like an Animal”
  • Serbia – Luke Black – “Samo mi se spava”
  • Albania – Albina & Familija Kelmendi – “Duje”
  • Croatia – Let 3 – “Mama ŠČ!”
  • Cyprus – Andrew Lambrou – “Break a Broken Heart”
  • Iceland – Diljá – “Power”

At the end of the night Cyprus was the big winner of last night’s episode, with Andrew Lambrou and “Break a broken heart” receiving very good reviews. Eurovisiooni laulud 2023 continues next Thursday night 4/05 on ETV.

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Andrew Lambrou: “The staging in Liverpool is gonna be epic!” | Exclusive Interview |

This year’s representative of Cyprus, Andrew Lambrou, spoke exclusively to Apostolis Matamis and Eurovisionfun about his participation in Eurovision 2023 with the song “Break A Broken Heart“.

For the premiere day of his participation, he stated that he was quite excited as the preparation time was long and he was very happy that many people were there to watch the premiere of the song. Regarding the participation of “Break A Broken Heart”, Andrew said:

“The song refers to the pain of the past and the empowerment through it! Relationships can be difficult and affect us mentally, but in the end, you can become stronger through it.”

“It’s an epic song! Of course, I had many other options and it was a difficult process! But then ‘Break A Broken Heart’ came along and it stood out straight away!”

About his stage appearance on the Liverpool stage, he revealed to us:

“We are in discussions and trying to put things in order. I think that the stage appearance will particularly flatter the song. If I could describe it in one word, my appearance will be epic!”

Andrew then revealed to us as his favourite Eurovision entries Eleni Foureira (2018), Elena Paparizou (2005), Lordi (2006) and Moldova 2010.

Also, he  referred to the reaction video of his participation by the Eurovisionfun team, which he and his family watched and loved!

Watch the full interview below:

We wish Andrew Lambrou and his whole team the best of luck and many thanks for this interview!

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Cyprus: Watch a teaser of the “Break A Broken Heart” video clip!

Only a few days remain until the reveal of this year’s Cypriot entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. Break a Broken Heart will premiere on March 2, and until then you can enjoy the short sample that has already been released.

A short while ago, Aphrodite’s Island representative, Andrew Lambrou, posted a teaser from the Break A Broken Heart video clip via his personal TikTok account.

You can watch the teaser below:

@andrewlambrou 2 days to go! My entry for Cyprus at Eurovision. Song and music video out March 2nd. Pre save link in my bio! ❤️❤️ #eurovision #breakabrokenheart #cyprus #foryou ♬ original sound – Andrew Lambrou

What time and where will we hear “Break A Broken Heart” on March 2?

Break A Broken Heart will be broadcasted for the first time on the morning show of RIK1. According to our information, the presentation will take place at 10.55 CET just before the end of the show, of course through the frequency of the Cypriot public television.

Right afterwards, at 11.00 CET, it will be uploaded on PANIK’s YouTube channel and will be available on all digital platforms, where you can already pre-order it by clicking here.

Andrew Lambrou’s surprise for the eurofans!

Andrew Lambrou’s big surprise for all of us eurofans will take place earlier though. Before the premiere of the video clip on the PANIK channel, which will take place as we said above at 11.00 am on March 2, Andrew Lambrou will be live on YouTube answering to all our questions.

We remind you that the Cypriot entry for Eurovision 2023 is signed by the following creators, all of them with extensive experience in the contest:

  • Thomas Stengaard : Denmark 2013, Germany 2018, Germany 2019, San Marino 2021, Cyprus 2021, Azerbaijan 2022
  • Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt : Sweden 2021, San Marino 2021, Cyprus 2021
  • Jimmy Jansson : Denmark 2020
  • Marcus Winther-John : Andorra 2009

The video clip of the song was directed by Giorgos Benioudakis, while Marvin Dietmann and Ross Nicholson will be responsible for Andrew Lambrou’s stage presentation in Liverpool.

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EXCLUSIVE: When and where will we listen to “Break A Broken Heart”?

The time is coming for the reveal or the Cypriot participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. The song Break A Broken Heart will premiere on 2nd of March. EurovisionFun came in contact with the people of the Cypriot delegation and we will exclusively reveal to you when and where we will hear the song!

Through “‘Ομορφη Μέρα” the first presentation

The first listen of the song will take place through the morning show of the Cypriot Public Broadcaster RIK1 “‘Ομορφη Μέρα” with the host Elpida Iakovidou. According to our information, at 08:55 CET in the morning and shortly before the end of the show, Break A Broken Heart will be presented at the Cypriot Public Broadcaster.

Later on, specifically at 09:00 CET in the morning, the song will be uploaded to the PANIK RECORDS YouTube Channel and it will be available on all digital platforms, where you can already order it. You can find the pre-purchase link here.

Andrew Lambrou’s surprise for eurofans!

However, Andrew Lambrou’s big surprise for the eurofans will take place earlier! Before the premiere of the videoclip on the PANIK YouTube channel, Andrew will be live on YouTube to answer our questions about his song and etc.

We want to remind you that the Cypriot participation in Eurovision 2023 was produced by the following creators, all of them with the extensive experience in the competition:

  • Thomas Stengaard : Denmark 2013, Germany 2018, Germany 2019, San Marino 2021, Cyprus 2021, Azerbaijan 2022
  • Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt : Sweden 2021, San Marino 2021, Cyprus 2021
  • Jimmy Jansson : Denmark 2020
  • Marcus Winther-John : Andorra 2009

The video clip of the song was directed by Giorgos Benioudakis, as you read exclusively through our website, while Martin Dietmann and Ross Nicholson will be responsible for Andrew’s stage presentation in Liverpool.

You can find the lyrics of Break A Broken Heart in our previous article. Alongside, you can listen to a snippet of the song that has already been released via TikTok.

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Cyprus: The creators of Andrew Lambrou’s song have been revealed!

As you read in our article yesterday, the names of two of the creators of this year’s Cypriot participation were officially revealed. Those were Jimmy Jansson (Swedish) and Thomas Stengaard (Danish), both with experience in the Eurovision contest and with several successes.

Shortly afterwards, the composers and producers in question revealed in their Instagram stories the rest of the composition team of the song that Andrew Lambrou will perform on stage in Liverpool. These are Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt (Swedish) and Marcus Winther-John (Danish-English), who are also experienced creators with many successes on their resume.

The composer-producers of this year’s Cypriot entry have numerous entries in Melodifestivalen, but also in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision songs they have created are as follows:

Thomas Stengaard : Denmark 2013, Germany 2018, Germany 2019, San Marino 2021, Cyprus 2021, Azerbaijan 2022
Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt : Sweden 2021, San Marino 2021, Cyprus 2021
Jimmy Jansson : Denmark 2020
Marcus Winther-John : Andorra 2009

After the completion of the recording of the Cypriot participation, which took place in Stockholm, Andrew Lambrou is expected to travel to Athens and from there to Cyprus. Thus, we will have the opportunity to see him in various media in the coming days.

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Cyprus: Two of the creators of Andrew Lambrou’s entry were revealed!

A while ago, the names of two of the creators of this year’s Cypriot entry were revealed on the official RIK account for the Eurovision contest. They are Jimmy Jansson and Thomas Stengaart, both with experience in the Eurovision contest and with several successes.

RIK has published a photo from the recording of its Eurovision entry, which was made by Andrew Lambrou in Stockholm and which you were informed about through Eurovisionfun.

As you can see, RIK declares itself ready for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, preparing every detail much earlier this time.

This will be Thomas Stengaart‘s seventh entry in the contest, having co-written Denmark’s Eurovisin 2013 winning song, as well as Germany’s entries in 2018 and 2019, San Marino in 2021 and Azerbaijan in 2022. He was also one of the creators of El Diablo, the Cypriot participation in 2021.

Jimmy Jansson has clearly less experience, since in addition to his two participations in Melodifestivalen, he was one of the creators of Denmark in Eurovision 2020, which was however canceled due to the pandemic. So, it will essentially be his first time competing.

As the Cypriot mission informed us, Andrew Lambrou immediately after the end of the recording session in Stockholm will travel to Athens and from there to Cyprus. Thus, we will have the opportunity to see him in various media in the coming days.

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Breaking news: Andrew Lamprou is representing Cyprus in Eurovision 2023!

Τhe rumours about the entry of Cyprus in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest were true! A little while ago, the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (RIK) has announced Andrew Lambrou as their representative for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool next May.

The official announcement of RΙΚ:

The Cyprus Radio Foundation announces that, following the agreement signed with Panik Records and in collaboration with Australia’s City Pop Records, Cyprus will be represented at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest by Cypriot-born, popular singer Andrew Lambrou, represented by Saiko Management of New York.

As recently announced, the 2023 competition will take place in Liverpool, UK next May.

More information on participation will be announced later.

Everything about Andrew Lamprou

Andrew Lamprou is 24 years old, lives and works in Sydney. He performs and writes his own songs since he has been involved in music since the age of five.

At the age of just 17, he impressed all four X Factor judges, who easily passed him through to the next stage. Gathering excellent feedback from the four big names sitting in the judges’ seats – Danii Minogue, James Blunt, Chris Isaak, Guy Sebastian – Andrew got through the first round with four YESes performing Nick Jonas’ ‘Chains’.

In the second phase, that of the 5 seat challenge, the coach of the Boys under 25 team, Chris Isaak, was asked to select only five of the boys to continue. Andrew sang “Ain’t nobody” by Chaka Khan and took a place in the Top 5.

It is worth noting that Andrew Lambrou became known well before his participation in X-Factor, due to the YouTube Channel which he maintains and uploads there various covers of well-known songs worldwide.

Unfortunately, the Super Home Visits phase was not as lucky for the Cypriot expatriate singer as he did not manage to make it to the top 3 and enter the live shows. The cause was his musical inexperience due to his young age, however people who know the world music industry inside and out like Simon Cowell spoke very hopeful words about Andrew and his future.

Check out his appearance at Australia Decides 2022 below:

We wish Cuprus and Andrew the best of luck in Eurovision 2023!

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