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Eleftheria Eleftheriou will represent Greece at Eurovision with "Aphrodisiac"

13 March 2012 / 14:03:13  GRReporter
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Eleftheria Eleftheriou is the young singer who will represent Greece at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Baku. Her song is called "Aphrodisiac" and was the undisputed favourite in the race. The music and lyrics of the Greek song are the work of Dimitris Stasou, Mikaela Stenstrom and Dajana Loof. It won the hearts of the jury and audience in River West Mall, where the final selection for a Greek song was held. The Bulgarian participant in the contest Sofi Marinova was also present and performed her song "Love unlimited". Sofi won the hearts of the Greek audience and their applause with her voice, ease and kindness to the fans from the local club of Eurovision.

Eleftheriou is 23 years old and is familiar to the Greek audience from the X-Factor 2 show. She did not win first place in the contest a few years ago, but impressed the production team of the star Sakis Rouvas. After leaving the television show, she signed a contract with SONY BMG Greece and took part in Sakis’ concerts at S CLUB. In February 2010, she released her first song entitled "Centre of the world". In August the same year, Eleftheria was involved in the concert programme of Sofi Marinova’s favourite Greek singer Nikos Vertis and shared the stage with him in a club in Thessaloniki in October 2010. Then she released her second single, which was pop rock and called "When we turn down the light" and went on tour with Vertis in Europe and Australia. Universal Music Greece noted the young talent and made her part of its team in the autumn of 2011.

Unlike other years, this year's contest for the selection of the Greek song had the lowest possible budget, which did not take away the glamour of the event. The national television ERT has granted the rights for the contests to Universal Music Greece. They accepted the invitation of one of the newest shopping centres in Athens to host the event and any customer of the mall, who had made purchases for over 30 euro in the last week, could become part of the audience.

The two hosts of the event, the popular Greek radio hosts - George Frandzeskakis and Maria Kozakou were seriously criticized. Eurovision fans criticized their informal clothes and their lack of routine before television cameras. The common comments on social networks note that Kozakou and Frandzeskakis could not say a word without looking at their notes and apparently, they did not know the names of contestants including that of Sofi Marinova.

 

Tags: Media newsEurovisionGreeceSofi MarinovaEleftheria Eleftheriou
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