It’s one of the glitziest nights in the Greek showbiz calendar, combining haute couture with pop music. And while the annual MadWalk 2018 took place back in March, the fashion extravaganza only premiered on TV over the weekend.
As always, the catwalk show paid host to a multitude of familiar Eurovision faces, including three from the class of 2018.
Aisel “X My Heart”
Azerbaijan’s 2018 singer supported Apostolos Mitropoulos, one of the most popular and alternative fashion designers in Greece — and one who has dressed celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Debi Mazar and Paris Hilton.
The performance started with Aisel playing a piano version of “X My Heart”, at a piano painted with words connected to the show.
Yianna Terzi “Oniro mou”
She’s Greece’s act for Lisbon, but for one night only Yianna Terzi was the charity act. The American based singer performed “Oniro Mou” dressed entirely in white, surrounded by a sea of ladies in blue. Writing on Instagram, Yianna elaborated on the experience.
This song makes me emotional every single time.. Thank you to all the artists, managers and media people that expressed their sincere admiration for the song last night backstage. I am really feeling the love! Thank you @bsbofficial for making a dress to help others – proud to be the Charity Act on the show. Thank you @madwalk for a special night!
She’s the Albanian born Greek songstress that’s representing Cyprus at next month’s contest. But rather than treat the attending fashionistas to a rendition of her Eurovision entry “Fuego”, Eleni Foureira opted instead to tackle an old classic.
Wearing a stunning Vrettos Vrettakos creation, the popstar put her own spin on “Gigi In Paradisco” — a 1980 hit for the french singer Dalida. Eleni is no stranger to cover versions — her take on Nadav Guedj’s “Golden Boy” ended up being one of the biggest hits of her career.
Demy, Sakis Rouvas and Evridiki
The exclusive event was overflowing with Eurovision stars. Others to perform on the night included Demy, Sakis Rouvas and Evridiki.
Greece’s 2017 singer Demy covered “Na me thimase”, a song by the late Melina Merkouri. Meanwhile, Sakis Rouvas (Greece 2004 and 2009) and Evridiki (Cyprus 1992, 1994 and 2007) performed numbers from their most recent records.
Which star gave the best performance? And of Aisel, Eleni and Yianna, who do you think will do best in Lisbon? Let us know in the comments below.