Greece is facing its worst crisis ever, but there is always room for a bit of MADness. That’s right, y’all! The annual MAD Video Music Awards recently took place in Athens, and a number of Eurovision stars performed live or accepted awards. Kalomira flew in from the States to open the show, Maria Elena Kyriakou won best new artist of 2015, and Sakis Rouvas sang his new song “Fila Me” (Kiss me). Perhaps the highlight of the glamourous show was when Eleni Foureira sang a Greek-language version of Israel’s Eurovision 2015 song “Golden Boy”.
MAD VMAS 2015: The WINNERS
Best New Artist: Maria Elena Kyriakou
Best Urban: Stavento – Helena Paparizou
[themify_box style=”blue commment shadow” ]After winning Eurovision 2005, Helena kept the momentum going. Today she has more MAD awards than any other artist in Greece![/themify_box]
Best Male Modern: Sakis Rouvas
Best Song & Best Rock: Melisses
[themify_box style=”yellow comment shadow” ]Melisses competed in the Greek national final in 2010 with “Kinezos” (Chinese). Since then they have had a string of hits including “Ena” (One).[/themify_box]
MAD Cyprus & Best Dance: Eleni Foureira
[themify_box style=”pink comment shadow” ]This sexy young thing competed at the Greek national final in 2010 as part of the act “Manos Pirovolakis, Eleni Foureira, Don’t Ask” with “Kivotos tou Noe” (Noa’s Ark).[/themify_box]
Super sexy as always, Kalomira opened the show with her new summer hit “This Is Summer” and then sang (along with Kings) the perfectly timed “Bilionera”. These kids are thirsty for dubstep!
“Sto Theo Me Pai” (It Takes Me to God) performed by Eleni Foureira was undeniably the best moment of this year’s awards. It’s actually the Greek version of “Golden Boy“, as Nadav Guedj says in the video. The lyrics are different, though. It would be nonsense to sing about Tel Aviv in Athens!
Photo by: Studio Panoulis