She’s the Greek-Swedish singer who gave Greece their only Eurovision victory back in 2005.

And now, in an interview aired on Sunday on MAD TV, beloved Helena Paparizou has said that she is ready to give the contest another try.

Helena, who attempted to represent Sweden at Eurovision in 2014, told presenter Themis Georgantas that the Swedish national selection created new opportunities for her.

“Trying to represent Sweden with ‘Survivor’ at Melodifestivalen, my career ‘bloomed’ again,” she said. “I have many many proposals and all of them are great.”

Themis later suggested that Miss Paparizou doesn’t seem to be done with Eurovision, and she confirmed his hunch.

I am a fan of the contest. And the Eurovision chapter is never going to close for me… I think the biggest proof of it was Melfest 2014. For years, people have been asking me, “Would you do Eurovision again?” and I always replied “No”… But there I was again… Back in 2000 with Antique, I said, “If the song is good, I’ll go”. The same applies now. If the song is good, I’ll go… That’s what happened with “Survivor”, I listened to the song and I said “I want this for my album”. They told me that I needed to go to Melodifestivalen if I wanted the song, and so I did.

Superstitious fans will surely think the timing is right for a comeback, since Eurovision 2017 will be staged in Ukraine. It was Helena, of course, who won the contest the last time it was held in the country in 2005.

Eurovision has also been on her mind of late.

Despite her very busy summer, which included releasing a new single and touring all around Greece, she took the time to join Russia’s Sergey Lazarev in a duet of his Eurovision 2016 song at the MAD VMAs in Greece.

Greece’s ERT has yet to decide on the country’s participation for Eurovision 2017, following their big crash out of the Eurovision 2016 semi-finals.

Rumours abound that Demy will be the 2017 representative. But if Helena wants to return for Greece, could she push Demy out of the race?

What do you think? Can she come back, slay and secure Greece its second win at ESC?

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davve
davve
4 years ago

bottom line. she needs a great song if she should compete again, for any country. it is still too close since her last victory so if she doesnt win again it would look bad ..for her career. its not like if she had won ESC in 1995 or similar.. it needs to be more than 10 years to make a comeback simply a nice and relaxed comeback

Nikos
Nikos
4 years ago

I’ll support Elena no matter which flag she competes under. Obviously I would want her to stay with us for Greece. Sorry Swedes, but you have enough people in Melfest! lol 😉

bella
bella
4 years ago

She should go only with Sweden with a very strong song.She should go only if the song is strong enough to win.Otherwise it will be a disaster for her career.

Cody
Cody
4 years ago

I don’t think Greece will send her. She has the potential and ability to win and I don’t think Greece is willing to spend 15million+ during a financial collapse if they do win.

kostas stathopoulos
kostas stathopoulos
4 years ago

She has already won. Why does she need to return? We need new artists. Demy would be a worthy representative.

ESC2016
ESC2016
4 years ago

Greece has already confirmed that it is participating… It was stated that they are looking for artist to represent the country. Also Helena is fully Greek with both parents being Greek, she was born in Sweden, and lives in Greece (her career now is mostly within Greece), with another home in Sweden.

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
4 years ago

Helena releases wonderful songs. I love “Fiesta” in Greek version. She would win if somebody would prepare her good song.

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Leo Valdez
4 years ago

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Xeph
Xeph
4 years ago

@Ern, Why? She’s both Swedish and Greek and she lives in Sweden, I think it’s great that she can compete for both countries, it shows what Eurovision is all about, it’s more than just a contest between different countries, it’s a way to make friends and have fun together no matter where you’re from.

Ern
Ern
4 years ago

I take issue with artists who represent more than one countries. She started by representing Greece, and she should stay with Greece. NOT Cyprus! Not Sweden! PICK A COUNTRY, AND STAY WITH IT!!

Now, should she return? I don’t know. If the song is good, I see no reason for her not to return.

4li3n
4li3n
4 years ago

@john
No please. It’s time for Portugal (if Portugal send a good song ofc)!

Mario = Legend
Mario = Legend
4 years ago

I love Helena!! Survivor winning song at Melodifestivalen to me back in 2014…. Fantastic! 🙂

davve
davve
4 years ago

I think she could easily represent Cyprus if she asked the broadcaster…. and had a great song!

davve
davve
4 years ago

If Helena enters Melodifestivalen again, with the exact right song.. then she could definitely win!

I dont think Survivor would have given her a win in ESC 2014 against Conchita etc.. so I think she will be better off doing a even better song in a selection soon!

John
John
4 years ago

Helena paprizou can win it plz

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

It’s hard to top her 2005 and 2001 entries.
Survivor was great song but not for Eurovision. I think Helena would be a great host for Eurovision.

I hope she represents Sweden in a few years and claim their 7th victory. or Cyprus. Not again Greece though.