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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Tamta releases her version of ‘Love Is a Compass’

After the release of her recent music, Cyprus’s Eurovision 2019 representative ‘Tamta’ is back. But this time to release her version of ‘Love is a Compass’ by English singer-songwriter Griff. The song is currently known for being the song featured in Disney’s 2020 Christmas advert.

Tamta’s take on an advert that touch many hearts

The three-minute animation, which was originally released earlier this month, looks at a relationship between a Lola (the Filipino word for Grandmother) and her granddaughter, as well as the story of how the grandmother got her Mickey Mouse toy, from her father in the 1940s.

When the advert was released to the public, it has received a positive reception. Especially within the Filipino community who are OFW’s (Overseas Filipino Workers), as well as having representation on the international stage.

Upon the release of her version of the track, Tamta mentioned how excited she was to be given the opportunity to sing the song

A song that if you observe its lyrics, you will understand its enormous importance. I am very excited that I was given the opportunity to sing it, and that in this way we can help children who really need it, fulfilling their wishes.

Tamta on recroding a version of ‘Love is a Compass’ (translated)

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 Goduadzeโ€™s participation in the Greek national final for the Eurovision 2007. Placing third in the competition, โ€œWith Loveโ€ went on to become a widely successful song in Greece, peaking at number-two on the Greek singles.
 
In 2015, Tamta released the single โ€œUnlovedโ€ 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 โ€œReplayโ€, 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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Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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