On the eve of Melodifestivalen’s Andra Chansen, I bet all y’all are wondering what Helena Paparizou has been doing in preparation for tomorrow’s show. Well we had a trawl on YouTube and it turns out that the Eurovision diva was performing an acoustic version of ‘Survivor’ in the restaurant of her hotel. I bet guests didn’t count on that coming with the breakfast buffet…

The team from wiwibloggs.com are mildly obsessed with Helena. Will she survive Andra Chansen and advance to the final of Melodifestivalen? The bookies seem to think she will.

We would love to know what you think about the acoustic version and Helena’s chances in the Second Chance round. Is Helena is a survivor?

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Ramadan is an Albanian-Australian correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @ESCRamadanYou can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Dhani
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CHARLES : HELENA IS NOT AN AVERAGE SINGER SHE WON EUROVISION 2005 ! YOHIO IS AN AVERAGE SINGER, AND I DON’T EVEN THINK YOU CAN DO IT BETTER YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hebbuzz
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Hebbuzz

Helena’s acoustic version is better than her live version during the semi. She should be in the final, but not win it. She needs to focuss on pitching all the notes right.

Alex
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Alex

Charles, to the contrary, I don’t think anyone’s expecting you to agree with anyone… it is rather a surprise when you do agree with someone on something! 🙂

Charles
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Charles

@Alex: You are right: I am often negative about Eurovision due to the fact that I still feel after so many years that the show and the contest have lost focus on the music and has let itself be distracted about everything else for the amusement and delight of the more hardcore fans. But what makes my views being considered negative is the fact that I am expected to agree with everybody on the things that almost everybody agrees on .. and I’m sorry … everybody may love shit … but I will always be vocal about how much I… Read more »

Callum Nowacki
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Callum Nowacki

Personally, I like the acoustic version more. Strip the backing vocals and let the spotlight shine on Helena. Brilliant! 🙂

I hope Helena makes the Mello final. She won’t win, but she deserves the final.

DS
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DS

Everyone is entitled to their own tastes and preferences but when it comes to Paparizou she’s hands down an outstanding singer! She’s by far the most respected vocalist of her generation in Greece and one of the most respected female vocalists overall which is quite a rarity for a pop singer in Greece. And gotta love her interpretation on this acoustic cover too, it gave me the chills just like the studio version of her song did a few weeks ago when I first heard it.
Sweden send Helena and Survivor to Copenhagen already!

AnesBosna
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AnesBosna

@Dhani He is negative?

”OTHERWISE SWEDEN WOULD BE DEAF!”
”Yohio bought votes from a robot and cheated!”

That is such positive comments i see from you.

Alex
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Alex

The song is a little bit better than average, and so is her voice. Actually, she has a really good range – I’m surprised nobody has noticed this yet. She gave a really confident, strong performance of this song in the first semifinal (which speaks to her experience as a seasoned performer) and I hope that she’ll make it to the final. You can’t always have a better song than other people, but you can still impress with a good performance.

And yes – Charles is very often negative, but so are you, Dhani!

Dhani
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Charles you are always so negative i can’t stand you now!!!

Charles
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Charles

Not of a fan of her nasally voice and I feel the same as D here: it’s not an impressive and outstanding song. Quite average and the acoustic version here though well performed does not the make the song any better. I can actually imagine this remixed into a dance tune … but still average as well. And sorry Helena, this was not “sa inte bra” as you’d like to feel. Nonetheless I can see this going to the final … not because of the song but because she is Helena … sadly.

Dhani
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SHE HAS TO GO THROUGH!! OTHERWISE SWEDEN WOULD BE TONE DEAF!!! She was supposed to be in the final , but missed it because “YOHIO” buyed votes from a robot and cheated!!

HELENA YOU HAVE HAVE HAVE TO GO TO COPENHAGEN I LOVE YOU!!!! AND YOUR SONG!!

Rogesc
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Rogesc

I’m obsessed too !! Helena absolutely deserves to be in the final

D
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D

Doesn’t make the average song any better. I don’t think she’ll make it to the final, probably lost in one of the duels.