Introduced “Break A Broken Heart”the song with which Andrew Lambrou will represent Cyprus atEurovision Song Contest 2023.
The ballad was written by Jimmy “Joker” Thornfeldt, Jimmy Jansson, Thomas Stengaard And Marcus Winther-John. It’s a song about relationships that end in heartbreak, but that may ultimately push us to rise from the ashes, even stronger. The video was directed by the popular Greek director Giorgos Mpenioudakis.
Jimmy “Joker” Thornfeldt is a Swedish singer-songwriter and producer. He has participated in the writing and production of international hits such as “Daddy” Of Jennifer Lopez And “Move to Miami” Of Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias. He was also part of the production and writing team of the song that participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Cyprus, “El Diablo”played by Elena Tsagrinou.
Jimmy Jansson is an acclaimed Swedish songwriter and producer, whose songs have featured in the Melodifestivalen, at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and many other competitions. He has written and produced songs for artists such as Helena Paparizou, Margaret, Robin Bengtsson, Eric Saade, Lisa Ajax, Anna Bergendahl and many others.
Thomas Stengaard is a Danish singer-songwriter and producer, well known in the Eurovision world for co-writing the winning song of the 2013 contest “Only Teardrops”played by Emmelie de Forest. He has written and produced for a variety of artists including Adel Tawil, Alvaro Soler, Carpark North, Cisilia, The Baseballs, Leslie Clio, TVXQ and Exile. He has also been part of the writing and production team of “El Diablo”of Cyprus of 2021.
Marcus Winther-John is a Danish singer, songwriter and guitarist who has collaborated with many famous Danish and Swedish artists such as Christopher And Robin Bengtsson.
The string arrangement of the song was taken care of Mattias Bylundwho won a Grammy Award for his string arrangement on the multi-platinum album by Taylor Swift, “1989”.
Who is Andrew Lambrou?
Andrew Lambrou is a singer who achieved notoriety by posting cover songs on his YouTube channel and Instagram account.
He learned to play the piano as a child and won his first singing competition at the age of six. Growing up in Sydney, Australia, he is of Greek descent. He auditioned for the seventh season of “X Factor Australia” in front of stars James Blunt, Guy Sebastian (Australia 2015), Chris Isaak and Dannii Minogue.
The Cypriot-born singer is not new to the contest, as he has participated in “Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022” with the song “Electrify”finishing in fifth place.
Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest
Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 and has since been present in all editions, except 1988, 2001 and 2014.
The best result in the contest, after three historic fifth places in 1982, 1997 and 2004, was obtained in 2018 by the Greek singer Eleni Foureira with the song “Fuego”which, after successfully passing the first semifinal, finished in second place with 436 points, the first podium finish in the final since the first participation of the island.
Last year, Andromache represented Cyprus a Turin with the song “And the”failing however, to pass their semifinal.