Australia Decides 2022: Andrew Lambrou
About the artist
Andrew Lambrou is a 23-year-old singer songwriter from Sydney. He is Australian with a Greek Cypriot family background.
Across all his social media platforms, at the time of writing this article, he has a combined 1.5 million followers. His most popular platform is on TikTok, where he has over 678 thousand followers and amassed a staggering 6.4 million likes from his videos.
He has also racked up hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify, from his three single releases, this year alone.
About the song 'Electrify'
'Electrify' is written by Andrew along with the three de la Hoyde brothers who have worked with Andrew on his previous single releases 'Throne' and 'Confidence'.
In an interview with Aussievision Andrew shared what the song writing process was like:
"So working with those three brothers, it's like a dream with music and writing songs, you know, you're bringing it up form to life. So we have a real connection on a personal level, too. We're all great friends, we all connected, we are very similar type families, you know, and it's something that we all just kind of bonded very quickly. And then when it came to writing 'Electrify', I wanted to put together something that's within that "Euro-world", but mixed with "Andrew-world", you know, Greek Cypriot heritage, and, listening to music from Europe is something [that has] been a real part of my whole life."
The song features English and Spanish lyrics. Andrew explained why he added Spanish lyrics to his Australia Decides entry:
"I love singing in different languages. This all ties down to Eurovision at the beginning. Hearing so many different songs from different countries and hearing, the sounds that come from a certain part of the world is something that amazes me."
"I felt like with 'Electrify' Spanish was just perfect. And it just worked. And, you know, it's such an amazing, beautiful language as well. It's so universal, you hear so many songs nowadays that just blow up and go completely global with Spanish, lyrics and Spanish influence and I was really influenced by that too. So I felt that it was perfect to put it in the song."
What can we expect at Australia Decides
On his staging for Australia Decides, Andrew shared with Aussievision:
"Yes, you will be getting some choreography. Not to be cliche, but I would like to think it's electrifying. So something that's high energetic, emotional, you know, I've always been someone that tries to convey as much emotion as I can, when I perform from singing ballad when I was young, to here we are now. So something that, you know, you can feel inside you, but also makes you want to dance. And I just want to bring entertainment to everyone. I want to put a smile on as many people's faces as I can".
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