With Christmas just a week away Greece’s Eurovision 2005 winner Helena Paparizou has an early gift for New Music Friday. Today she releases the club banger ‘Deja Vu’ from the upcoming album Apohrosis to be released in early 2021.
Despite a busy festive schedule with The Voice Greece knockouts well under way, Helena Paparizou has found time to deliver an early Christmas surprise! After the releases of ‘Mila Mou‘ and ‘Se Xeno Soma‘ this year, now comes a sense of ‘Deja Vu’. As we are reminded of what Helena does best. Back with a punchy bassline of dancehall trumpets and oozing in a fierce darker side. As Helena teams up with star in the making, Greek rapper Marseaux.
On Sunday 27th December you can see the first live performance of ‘Deja Vu’ at the MAD Awards 2020. Already it has been confirmed that Helena has won the award for Best Female Adult. Early in 2021 we can expect the release of tenth studio album Apohrosis, after Helena promised the slight delay to its original November schedule would be worth the wait.
Helena Paparizou in the Eurovision Song Contest
Helena Paparizou has appeared on the Eurovision stage twice in the contest’s history. Her first attempt came in 2001, when she represented Greece as part of the duo Antique. ‘(I Would) Die For You’ was a favourite for the victory. Although it had to settle for third place. However this was Greece’s best result at the time. Thus cementing Helena’s place in the fans’ hearts. As well as an icon of Greek music, with the solo career that followed.
Four years later ERT internally selected Helena to represent Greece again at the 2005 contest. During a national final with three songs, ‘My Number One’ was the chosen entry to represent Greece. Later that Summer in the contest, the title of her catchy Mediterranean banger became a reality. When it received 230 points, giving Greece their first and to date, only Eurovision victory. Which is still loved by many to this day. As seen in the recent success for ‘My Number One’ in the fan vote for the Eurovision Again contest rewatches.
Most recently Helena competed in Melodifestivalen 2014 to represent her birthplace of Sweden. During a highly competitive Final, she came fourth with her power anthem ‘Survivor’. After then there have been many rumours of a Eurovision return. Both for Greece and Cyprus.
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