Helena Paparizou, the winner of Eurovision 2005, is a Greek Goddess. This modern day Aphrodite has aged naturally and gracefully, all the while keeping her other-worldly voice in tact. Dare we say we’re in love?

The “Survivor” singer, our readers’ pick to win Melodifestivalen this evening and a favourite of the Wiwi Jury, caught up with our Israeli correspondent Ron after the dress rehearsal on Friday evening. “I don’t regret participating in the Swedish Melodifestivalen,” she said. “The production is like touring all over Sweden.”

She also explained that she had planned to release her album in November 2013, but that hearing “Survivor” changed her plans.”When I was doing the final vocaling at the end of August or beginning of September I heard the song and I was begging the guys to put it on my album,” she told us. “They said, ‘No Helena. This is going ot the Melodifestivalen.'”

Luckily it went to #melfest with Helena. Now that she’s there, she wants to finish on top: “I really want to win…I want to conquer all!”

Are you loving “Survivor”? You can re-watch her Andra Chansen performance below and then review the Survivor lyrics. If you need a bit of inspiration to get through your personal drama, then this song is for you!

Survivor lyrics / text

I, I, I survive
I, I, I survive

Seven days and seven nights
You left me on my own
And gave me time to analyze
Why I was hanging on

You lock me ou..u..u..u..u..u..t
Then come arou..u..u..u..u..nd
Your love would be
the killing kind
No, not this time

Just call me a survivor
Have to be a fighter
Gonna let you go, let you go
Just call me a survivor
Such a strong desire
Gonna let you go, let you go

Ask me for a second chance
How many is that now
If I want to live again
I have to turn you down

You lock me ou..u..u..u..u..u..t
Then come arou..u..u..nd

Just call me a survivor
Have to be a fighter
Gonna let you go, let you go
Just call me a survivor
Such a strong desire
Gonna let you go, let you go

Just call me a survivor
You’re beautiful but fire
Gonna let you go, let you go
Just call me a survivor
Such a strong desi..i..i..re
Gonna let it go, let it go

So many times I was dumb
Ignored the instinct to run
Not happening baby
No
Not into love suicide

My heart is way too much pride
To let you bre..e..e……..ak me..
Oho
Gonna let you go, let you go

Just call me a survivor
Such a strong desi..i..i………re
Just call me a survivor
You’re beautiful but fire
Gonna let you go, let you go
I´m a survivor
Just call me a survivor
Such a strong desi..i..i..re
Gonna let it go, let it go

I’m gonna survive

Ron K contributed this report from Israel. You can keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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DS
DS
6 years ago

Go Queen! You’ll win this tonight!

SpirK
SpirK
6 years ago

Gives me goosebumps almost every time I hear it, and I have heard it so many times. She really is THE performer. With an excellent song. She has to go to Copenhagen.

Dhani
6 years ago

she just HAS to win come on Helena!!!!!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!!