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Helena Paparizou releases new album <i>One Life</i>, plans wedding

Helena Paparizou releases new album One Life, plans wedding 9

Melodifestivalen 2014 has only just ended, but Helena Paparizou has already moved on and released her new studio album “One Life”. She recorded all of the songs in Sweden, perhaps signaling her intent to conquer the Swedish charts on top of the Greek ones. The album includes “Survivor”, her #melfest entry this year.

Ruth Lorenzo is your Eurovision favourite once again (March 16)

Ruth Lorenzo is your Eurovision favourite once again (March 16) 64

Just two days after releasing her official video for “Dancing in the Rain”, Spain’s Ruth Lorenzo has clawed her way back to the top of our weekly poll, “Who is your favourite Eurovision contestant so far?” Of the 13,012 votes cast over the five-day period from March 12 to March 16, Miss Lorenzo earned 2,344, or(…)

Freaky Fortune and Riskykidd: It is unbeliavable!

Freaky Fortune and Riskykidd: It is unbeliavable! 3

Freaky Fortune & Riskykidd, the Greek contestants at Eurovision 2014, appeared on ALPHA TV over the weekend to discuss their song “Rise Up” and their imminent trip to Copenhagen. Wearing shirts with the phrase #RiseUp, the Greek representatives appeared relaxed and were very chatty. You need to be when you’re starting a revolution.

Greece: MAD publishes split jury-televote results

Greece: MAD publishes split jury-televote results 3

In recent months MADness has erupted in Greece. After the shut down of state broadcaster ERT and a super quick search for a new Eurovision hopeful, the newly established Greek broadcaster NERIT managed to rise from the dead and organize its Eurovision national selection – A MAD TV show 2014.

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Greece: Freaky Fortune feat. Riskykidd win with Rise Up! 28

It was an unforgetable night that featured Greeks in kilts and Greek Eurovision legends like Kalomira. But despite all the amazing guest performances and three costume changes from one of the hosts, it’s Freaky Fortune that fans will remember the longest. That’s right, people: Greece has decided. Freaky Fortune feat. Riskykidd are bound for Copenhagen with(…)

Greece: Watch the national final from 20:00 CET

Greece: Watch the national final from 20:00 CET 8

In just a few hours the Acro Mucic Hall in Athens will be heaving with Greek Eurovision fans. “EUROSONG 2014 – a MAD show” will see the lovely Despina Vandi and the debonaire George Kapoutzides hosting. Below is our last-minute list of all the things you need to know. Grab some ice water and turn on(…)

Poll results: Freaky Fortune should win the Greek final

Poll results: Freaky Fortune should win the Greek final 5

Tonight at the Greek national selection four acts will sing, but only one will win the right to represent Greece at Eurovision. Over the past week our readers cast a  total of 1,075 votes for their favourites. They believe that Freaky Fortune feat. Riskykidd should come out on top with their song “Rise Up”. We(…)

Greece Eurosong 2014: What’s happening behind the scenes? (Part II)

Greece Eurosong 2014: What’s happening behind the scenes? (Part II) 5

With just a few hours remaining until “EUROSONG 2014 – a MAD show”, the Greek finalists are gluing on their final sequins and hitting the interview circuit. This year’s hosts—Despina Vandi and George Kapoutzides—have been rehearsing their lines and generally appear more relaxed than last year. Fokas Evaggelinos, the director of the show, has designated(…)

Greek Eurosong 2014: What’s happening behind the screnes?

Greek Eurosong 2014: What’s happening behind the screnes? 5

It will certainly be a busy week for MAD TV and DT: they have to organise a show that will meet the high expectations of the demanding Greek Eurofans. Rehearsals are rumoured to begin on Sunday, while the competing artists will meet Mr. Fokas Evaggelinos, the director of “Eurosong 2014 – a MAD show”, this(…)

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