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🇨🇾 Tamta releases new EP “Awake”

The 7-track English language EP features 4 brand new songs

Following the release of summer hit “Yala” last month, Cyprus 2019 representative Tamta announced the release of her first English language EP “Awake”. The “Replay” chanteuse has been one of the most prolific Eurovision 2019 artists this past year, releasing several singles. A number of these singles feature on the EP, alongside 3 new songs and a cover.  

Since triumphantly maintaining Cyprus’ left-hand-side streak at the contest last year, Tamta has released a steady flow of singles. These include “Seniorita”“Sex With Your Ex”“My Zone”“Yala” and Greek single “S’agapo”. Three of these singles feature on the EP, along with unreleased songs, including a Sarah McLachlan cover.

Earlier this week, she announced that she will be releasing her debut English language EP, titled “Awake” today (July 3rd). The EP was released via Universal/Minos EMI, and features 7 songs, the tracklist is as follows: 

  1. Awake
  2. Hold On
  3. Yala
  4. Sex With Your Ex
  5. On The Run
  6. My Zone
  7. Silence (Sarah McLachlan cover)

You can stream the EP via Spotify below:

You also can stream “Hold On” alongside the latest singles from Eurovision and national final alum via our New Music Friday playlist:

Tamta at the Eurovision Song Contest

Tamta first achieved popularity in Greece in 2004 for her participation in Super Idol Greece, in which she placed second. She went on to release several charting albums and singles in Greece and Cyprus. Her TV continued thereafter, she became a mentor on X Factor Georgia in 2014, and The X Factor Greece in 2016.

In January 2007, ERT announced Goduadze’s participation in the Greek national final for the Eurovision 2007. Placing third in the competition, “With Love” went on to become a widely successful song in Greece, peaking at number-two on the Greek singles.
 
In 2015, Tamta released the single “Unloved” which was intended for the Greek participation in Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Unfortunately, she missed the deadline set by ERT by two or three days. 

In 2019, she finally represented Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Replay”, finishing in 13th place with 109 points. Since the contest, the song has been streamed and viewed over 20 million times.

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently studying a Bachelor of Science in Politics & International Relations at the University of Exeter.
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