A lesson in fashion this week from our instantly recognisable and always dapper special guest, who brings us new music. The sound of smashing crockery means Greece is our Triple Play destination, whilst we have high hopes that your fan favourite will be of the usual top calibre. Plus we bring you the big Eurovision news stories from the last week…
Greece has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 42 times since its debut in 1974, missing six contests in that time (1975, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1999 and 2000). Greece’s first win came in 2005 with “My Number One”, sung by Helena Paparizou. The Greek national broadcaster, Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT), broadcasts the event each year and organises the process for the selection of the Greek entry. Greece has never finished last in the contest.
This Weeks Highlights
Stefan Airapetjan, known simply as Stefan, is an Estonian singer and songwriter. He won the first edition of Maskis Laulja, the Estonian version of Masked Singer in 2020. In 2022 after winning Eesti Laul Stefan represents Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song 'Hope'.
Adamantia Stamatopoulou, known as Mando, is a Greek singer. She was born and raised in Athens by her jazz pianist father, Nikos Stamatopoulos and a classic soprano opera mother, Mary Apergi.
Mando’s first attempt to enter the Eurovision Song Contest was in 1989; she was second, only one point behind Marianna. She took action against the Greek television station ERT because one of the jury members didn’t vote. Despite winning the ruling it was too late to reverse the decision, so Marianna went to Eurovision.
She was chosen to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 with the song “Never Let You Go”. She was placed 17th.
|1||Twist Of Love||Sidsel Ben Semmane||2006 Denmark|
|2||The Silence That Remains||Shiri Maymon||2005 Israel|
|3||Watch My Dance||Loukas Giorkas Feat. Stereo Mike||2011 Greece|
|4||Last Dance||Stefania||2021 Greece|
|5||Never Let You Go||Mando||2003 Greece|
|7||Say Na Na Na||Serhat||2019 San Marino|
|8||Chocolate Flavour||Serhat||2022 Non Contest|
|9||Eitt lag enn||Stjórnin||1990 Iceland|
|11||Wake Up||Eliot||2019 Belgium|