Not many singers can say they’re still active, popular and booming when they’re over 60. But just a couple of days after her 62nd birthday, Anna Vissi has managed to light things up once again. Her new single “Flegomenos Trohos” now also has an official video to go with it!
Anna Vissi’s burning wheel
The title of “Flegomenos Trohos” translates as “Burning Wheel” in English. In the lyrics, we hear Anna Vissi speaking of how it seems her lover never left her. It’s a fiery effort from the 62-year old diva, with a video and hair style to match the fire of the lyrics.
Musically, the song is an interesting composition. The pop/rock sound Anna Vissi is known for is back yet again. The slower pace of “Flegomenos Trohos” is reminiscent of Vissi’s previous singles, such as her 2013 song “I Kathimerinotita Mas“. Her mature voice shines through, like it also did in her last Eurovision attempt back in 2006.
Three trips to Eurovision
Anna Vissi is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest. She has participated no less than three times: twice for Greece and once for Cyprus. It all started in 1980, when Greece chose the then 22-year old to perform “Autostop”. Just two years later, Cyprus saw their chance to be represented by Anna Vissi. She finished in fifth with “Mono I Agapi”, which was Cyprus’ best result for a long time.
Her last Eurovision adventure came when Greece needed an act to represent them on home soil. Helena Paparizou won the contest in 2005 and brought Europe’s biggest entertainment show to Athens. At the age of 48, Anna Vissi set the record for biggest gap between two Eurovision participations – 24 years! Her song “Everything” eventually came ninth in 2006.
You can listen to “Flegomenos Trohos” by watching the fierce official video below! Let us know what you think…