Back on March 11, during Greece’s National Final, Krystallia strutted onto stage looking like a Greek goddess. She performed “Petalouda stin Athina” beautifully, but lost to a generic Eurodance mess. I’m still not over it.

Unlike so many NF acts, though, Krystallia hasn’t let failure keep her down. She’s back with a new track “Opos sto cinema… Fin”. Even though she wasn’t alive during the heydey of French cinema in the 1950s and 60s, she seems to miss the good old days, particularly the fantasy of romance.

In the song she talks about surviving a breakup. After crying too many tears and fighting too many fights, she listens to her mother who says in her suggestive French “learn to love like in movies“. The girl admits, “I always leave before the ending,” and that life continues with the new day.

It’s charming, even if I don’t yet understand whether loving like in the movies is a good thing (happy endings and all that) or a bad thing (being a drama queen and creating all sorts of pain for everyone, including yourself).

In any event, the video and the song are charming. Fingers crossed that Krystallia can represent her country at Eurovision one day. OPA!


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9 years ago

I just can’t understand why this song didn’t make it to Eurovision. This would definitely be in the top 5 this year.

9 years ago

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