Cypriot superstar Eleni Foureira is riding a huge wave of success. Her banger “Fuego” delivered Cyprus its best-ever result at Eurovision and the only thing hotter than that fire is Eleni herself.

The Albanian-born stunner recently announced a collaboration was in the works with Doron Medalie, the man who wrote “Toy”, the only song that burned brighter than “Fuego” with the European public. Now she has released “Caramela” — the fruit of that collaboration — and we’re feeling the Latin flair.

“Caramela” — Eleni Foureira

“Caramela” has a distinctly Latin feel and has trademark Foureira written all over it. The song may have originally been released in Israel last year by Moshe but Eleni’s version has a unique feel. It may not be the pop banger that “Fuego” fans are looking for but the Iberian flavour is nothing new for Eleni. After all, she released “Fuego” in Spanish.

Eleni’s version of “Caramela” is a blend of Iberian heat, Greek substance and Hebrew flourishes, making this a truly international collaboration. This isn’t the pair’s first time working together either. Eleni recorded her own version of Medalie’s “Golden Boy” in 2015, which she performed at the Wiwi Jam in Lisbon.

Foureira and Medalie also worked together on her 2016 song “Come Tiki Tam”. The result was an ethnopop banger that was submitted as a possible Greek entry. Ultimately, Greece sent Argo with “Utopian Land” and failed to qualify for the grand final.

Speaking about his latest collaboration with Eleni, Medalie said:

“Eleni Foureira and I are good friends and really enjoy working together. She really wanted to come to the Gay Pride parade in Tel Aviv but did not make it because of a tight schedule. Eleni is aware of the Israeli audience love, and I send her so many videos of people dancing to “Fuego”. Now that we (Israel) have won the Eurovision and the Cyprus threat is gone, I believe that an exciting reunion will soon be formed between Eleni and the Israeli audience.”

What do you think of “Caramela”? Do you want more of this international collaboration? Let us know in the comments below.

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The song is beautiful, the rhythm of the song is reminiscent of summer, the track of the song is on the Latin pop wave

Cookie Nation
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Cookie Nation

MAD Awards are awesome if you like Greek music and want to know what’s new. But they take ages before they upload proper performance videos on their YouTube channel, too bad.

Eurofan
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Eurofan

That’s because the show will be broadcasted on TV on the 8th of July. So expect the performances to be uploaded the latest by the 9th of July

Cookie Nation
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Cookie Nation

Thank u! I didn’t know that!

Jo.
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Jo.

Fuego meest Contigo meets Brazilian Carnival.

Idan Cohen
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Idan Cohen

Funny they didn’t re-record the backing vocals, and you can still hear Hebrew in the background 😀

Esc Us
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Esc Us

I like Moshes version better

Alex
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Alex

the song is HOT. can’t wait for the english version. it is exactly what i want to hear in summer.

Davve
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Davve

I like it

Cyclerun
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Cyclerun

Meh…I listened and quite disappointing !! Not my cup of tea….