Even though Eurovision 2015 belongs to the past, there is still news oozing out of this sunny land of mythology and tourists. Tamta, a popular Greek singer of Georgian origin, has revealed that her record label Minos-EMI Universal wanted her to compete in Greece’s Eurosong 2015 instead of eventual winner Maria-Elena Kyriakou.
Tamta previously tried to represent Greece in the contest in 2007 with the ballad “With Love”. Her blooming hair and shirtless sidekicks were not enough to secure victory.
But she returned this year and she did everything to ensure victory in the national final. Everything but submit her song “Unloved” on time! Apparently she was too busy listening to compositions and couldn’t make up her mind. The song, which you can hear below, starts off very electro-lounge before showing flashes of house and dance. Produced by Alex P. and Rami Yacoub — who has worked with Jenifer lopez, Britney Spears, Madonna, One Direction and more — it’s a modern foil to Maria-Elena’s “One Last Breath”.
When Tamta missed the deadline, her label had no choice but to go with its backup representative MEK. Tamta kept her song anyway, and now plans to release it in Cyprus, Israel, Turkey and Albania, among other places.
Would Tamta have placed higher than MEK in the final? Would “Unloved” have even made it to the final? Let us know what you think.