Interview: Andrew Lambrou shares his Eurovision 2023 experience representing Cyprus
It has been two months since Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool where Sydney-born singer songwriter Andrew Lambrou represented Cyprus with ‘Break a Broken Heart’.
The young talent managed to get Cyprus back into the Eurovision Grand Final where he finished in 12th place.
Lambrou is on his way to Europe where he will be busy working on his music career and taking some well deserved time off. We caught up with him before he left Australia.
We asked Lambrou what he thought of the whole Eurovision experience.
“It was the greatest moment of my life so far. It was such an amazing rollercoaster to be a part of. I think that one of the most beautiful things about the whole Eurovision experience is how much I feel like I found myself as an artist too. I'm representing Cyprus and I want to make everyone proud, that's my biggest [goal] but at the time while achieving that, you do the same for yourself. You make yourself proud by giving it everything you've got.”
Lambrou qualified for the Grand Final from semi-final two. Cyprus was the second country announced to have qualified. His reaction was something he will never forget. He explained that his body reacted but at the same time he didn't know what was happening in that moment.
The young pop singer has been on quite the Eurovision journey.
In 2022 he competed in 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' with the song 'Electrify' where he finished in 7th place. Then this year he was invited by the Cypriot Eurovision delegation to be internally selected to represent his family's country of origin Cyprus.
His journey wasn't without difficulties. Lambrou explained that his Eurovision 2023 song 'Break A Broken Heart' was a challenge to sing.
"I am going to be honest with you... when I first heard 'Break A Broken Heart' it was a massive song and I struggled to sing that song at the beginning. I had six to seven months to work on it. I said to myself there is no other option here. I am performing on the biggest stage in the world. In my head I had the mentality, if I can't pull this off then I am not proving to myself that I can be one of the best musicians I can be and do this for the rest of my life."
When it comes to whether Lambrou would consider a returning to Eurovision whether it be for Australia or representing Cyprus again he said:
"If the opportunity were to come again, obviously I would have to think about what is happening in my life and career at that point, but it was the highlight of my musical career so far. I don't have a single bad thing to say about Eurovision and the process. I loved being a part of it. If I were to do it again I would know what to expect which is a huge advantage."
Check out more about Lambrou's Eurovision experience, his interactions with the other artists, his reaction to his song reaching 10 million streams on Spotify and what he is up to next in the full interview below:
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