She’s been a musician for more than a decade.
But that hasn’t stopped critics coming for Eleni Foureira‘s vocals, which they say could mean Cyprus “crashes” out of the semi-finals.
So on Thursday the Greek star who rose to fame in girlband Mystique released an acoustic version to silence her haters. Mystery lifted, beautiful voice revealed…
ELENI FOUREIRA ACOUSTIC VERSION OF “FUEGO”
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And after that performance, we’d say she’s achieved it.
The performance is stripped back in every sense of the phrase.
In the clip, which she shared on her Facebook page, Eleni rocks a relaxed crop top-tracksuit bottoms combo. She’s joined by a simple piano compliment and keep her eyes closed throughout: This woman is a musician and she wants fans to know it.
The performance is note perfect. The clip is only an excerpt but that’s more than enough to know the lady can sing. The next step will be nailing the choreography.
ELENI FOUREIRA’S ROAD TO EUROVISION
Eleni has stepped up her domestic promo tour in recent weeks.
Last week she bagged the cover of Downtown Magazine. In the stunning cover snap, the Greek star becomes a lady in red. She rocks red leather, on red lace and serves major face.
The star used the interview to discuss her relationship with Olympiacos F.C. player Alberto Botía and upbringing in Albania in the 1990s. She said she only has “fond” memories of her childhood there and visits frequently to see her grandparents:
“To tell the truth, I have only fond memories: four siblings and a great family. I remember beautiful years, that were pure, without cunning, without ugly pictures, and then suddenly I remember that everything has changed, we went to war with bullets, by force.
“Of course I go back to Albania often because my grandparents are there. They’re happy for me and proud of everything I’ve achieved.”
Her family moved to Greece when she was young due to the Albanian civil war in the 1990s.
Eleni will close the first semi-final with “Fuego” on May 8.