Cyprus was going to be represented by Sandro in this year’s Eurovision. Sando was born in Heisenberg, Germany on 2 August 1996. His full name is Alessandro (Sandro) Rütten.
Sandro was raised in Germany to a Greek mother and an American father. From a young age, he started playing the drums and the guitar. By the age of 15, he started composing his own songs. In 2015, he auditioned for the german version of Got Talent. He competed in the 6th season of the german version of The Voice. All judges turned at his audition, but he was eliminated in the Sing-Off round. He has also represented the United States in the New Wave in Russia, in 2019, where he placed 5th. This year he was internally selected along with his entry by CyBC – the Cypriot public broadcaster. On March 2020 he signed with Panik Records one of the biggest music companies in Greece and Cyprus.
His song “Running” was composed by Sandro Nicolas, Alfie Arcuri, Sebastian Metzner Rickards, Octavian Rasinariu.
The song was going to compete in the second half of the first semifinal.
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