Following the ongoing success of Elena Tsagrinou’s ‘El Diablo’ across the continent, the single was licensed to Sony Music in a global deal last month. Today, Elena has released her first single since the contest, a duet with Dimitris Tatarakis.
Elena Tsagrinou has released her first single since the release of “El Diablo” back in February. ‘Telika I Zoi Sinehizetai’ (Eventually Life Goes On) is a return to Elena’s Greek dance-pop roots, but like her Eurovision entry, has a nostalgic 00s EDM sound. The song was composed by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Arcade, and the lyrics were written by Giannis Doxas.
Also like ‘El Diablo’, the music video features some tasteful product placement. You can watch the video below:
Born in Athens in 1994, Elena took part in Greece Got Talent aged 14, reaching the semifinals. In 2013, she became the lead singer of OtherView, before embarking on a solo career five years later.
Despite being a “fresh face” for the Greek industry, Elena is signed to Panik Records, and has hits to her name such as “Paratheisos”, “Amore” and “Loyia”. Notably, we had reported her expression of interest in Eurovision back in July 2020.
Back in November 2020, she was announced as Cyprus’ 2021 representative. ‘El Diablo’ boasted an international team, from the writers to the styling and staging. Due to misconceptions about the song’s message, the entry attracted backlash from Cyprus’ conservative Orthodox community. Despite this, the song has become one of the most successful Eurovision songs of 2021, charting on Billboard and currently holding a licensing deal with Sony Music.
In Rotterdam, she qualified from semi-final one in 6th, before finishing 16th in the Grand Final with 94 points.
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