23-year-old Greek-German Alessandro H. Ruetten, also known as ‘Sandro’, released the music video for his song to be played at this year’s Cyprus Eurovision entry.
The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation selected Sandro with his song ‘Running’ to represent Cyprus in the 2020 Eurovision song contest in Rotterdam in May.
The first semi-final of the contest will be held on May 12.
‘Running’ is a personal song for Sandro, referring to a journey of escape from depression. The music has electro-pop influences infused with Sandro’s vocals.
Greece’s representation for the 2020 Eurovision contest, Stefania Liberakis, also recently released her new song ‘SUPERG!RL’ on the ERT television show Eurovision Countdown.
The broadcaster says the song is about encouraging “teenagers to believe in themselves and go after their dreams. It narrates Stefania’s own story since, as a young woman she has had to find the power to combine her obligations as a student with her dream of singing.”
Stefania’s song composer Dimitris Kontopoulos talked about the challenge of finding the right song for Stefania. He said, “To be honest it was difficult to find the right song for her, since we wanted the track to fit both her age and personality.”