Rumours were going on already, but now the Cypriot broadcaster CyBC has confirmed the news: Sandro Nicolas will not represent Cyprus in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Therewith, he is the first 2020 participant who was chosen internally, who will not return in 2021.
This is what CyBC stated: “Due to a mutual agreement with Sandro and his management and taken into consideration his schedule of commitments, the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation wishes to inform that the said artist will not be representing Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The Cyprus delegation would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Sandro for representing Cyprus at ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’ and to wholeheartedly wish him all the very best in the future’. Sandro himself did not comment on the subject yet.