Cover versions don’t come much better than this. Greek singer and all round stunner Eleni Foureira first presented us with her take on “Golden Boy” at the MAD VMAs in July. Back then we described her performance of Nadav Guedj’s Eurovision hit as “undeniably the best moment” of the night. Our taste buds were tickled and we were hungry for more.
After a three month wait, the 2010 Greek national finalist has released the official music video to accompany her interpretation. Sadly, it’s not filled with sun kissed golden boys as Eleni’s decided to mix things up slightly, reworking lyrics and renaming it “Sto Theo Me Paei” (It Takes Me To God). That’s not to say the video is lacking in sex appeal, it’s positively overflowing in the stuff!
Eleni Foureira “Golden Boy” Cover – “Sto Theo Me Paei” (It Takes Me To God)
Stepping into the well-worn heels of Kalomira and Eleftheria Eleftheriou, Eleni injects 2015 with some much needed Greco-glam, something which Maria-Elena’s wailings failed to do in Vienna. Sporting the latest in urban chic, Foureira pounds the streets with her dance crew in tow. Slick choreography and sick beats – “Sto Theo Me Paei” stomps some sass into the fading remnants of summer, and we give thanks! Praise be to Zeus!
Now all we need is an epic dance off between the Israeli golden boys and Greek glamour-pusses, while Guedj and Foureira sing-off ala Lorak and Gagarina. Our senses are ready to be bombarded!