At last the four year wait for a new album is over! It is New Music Friday and Greece’s Eurovision 2005 winner Helena Paparizou is back with her latest album Apohrosis.
Apohrosis – Thirteen shades of Helena
Today Helena Paparizou has released her long awaited tenth studio album. After four years she once again partners with Minos EMI to deliver the culmination of all her ‘Shades’. For many thirteen is considered an unlucky number, but not for Helena. Within this album there are thirteen tracks. Many of which have been released as singles already. Including, ‘Kati Skoteino’, ‘Askopa Xenihtia‘, ‘Mila Mou‘, ‘Se Xeno Soma‘, ‘Deja Vu‘ and a duet with Sakis Rouvas – ‘Etsi Einai I Fasi’. Each new song will come with their own music video as part of ‘Project Apohrosis’. First to feature is ‘Deja Vu’ which premiered its video earlier this week.
Every song reveals a new shade to Helena and the depth of her music range over the past 22yrs of her illustrious career. From traditional Greek folk, to power anthems, through to the fusion of current trends in funk and 80s beats. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the diverse spectrum of Helena, from past to present and future beyond. As she continues to reinvent herself and maintain her rule as the Queen of Greek Pop. Watch a teaser clip for the album below:
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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