Sound the alarm: We have some controversy in Greece!
“I believe it is wrong of Helena to do this. As she has participated in the contest on account of her homeland, and has managed to win, there is no reason to antagonize us [by competing] for another country, even if it is for the country she comes from.”
Helena was born in Sweden to Greek parents and recently said in an interview that she respects both parts of her identity.
Petrelis also stated that he’d lke to participate in the contest, no matter what place he finishes.
“I would like to go, in order to give a message with Greek lyrics. One time I searched for songs for my new album, and I came across a very nice Greek one, which describes today’s situation in Greece. I thought that this is the song I, sometime, want to sing at the Eurovision Song Contest.”
It seems that not everyone agrees with Helena Paparizou’s decision to participate in the Melodifestivalen 2014! This also comes through in the current betting odds in Sweden, which show Helena as the fourth favourite to win. This is the drawback of her absence from the Swedish music scene. There are many who say that they haven’t heared any of her songs on the radio for a long time.