In Lisbon, Eleni Foureira took a killer combination of choreography and infectious dance-pop to finish second at Eurovision 2018. Now she’s brought her moves to the Spanish dance talent show Fama A Bailar, where she delivered an explosive performance of “Fuego”.
Along with the Fama contestants, Eleni performed a version of the “Fuego” choreography based on her Eurovision performance. But unlike her Lisbon show, where she was joined by just four dancers, Spain turned up the fire with a large posse of the Fama A Bailar contestants.
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In a change from her sequinned Eurovision wardrobe, Eleni had a new costume for Spain. She worked an asymmetrical animal-print bodysuit and again proved her ability to dance while wearing super high stiletto heels.
With new choreography by the show’s teacher Iker Karrera, the show’s dancers brought wall-of-sex realness to “Fuego”, with their fresh urban style offering a new take on the iconic choreography.
Earlier, Eleni rehearsed the song with the Fama A Bailer contestants. She revealed that she had not performed the “Fuego” choreography since the Eurovision grand final.
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She also noted that she was keen to learn some new moves. Choreographer Iker taught her some new steps to help transition her Eurovision staging into a bold group dance performance.
The Greek popstress also insisted on changing out of her athletic shoes and rehearsed in her heels. The end result was a show-stopping performance that took the Eurovision “Fuego” choreography and built on it.
The live “Fuego” performance earned an enthusiastic response from viewers of the show. YouTube commenter “Fhbdrhbb Huincdd” wrote, “Even better than Eurovision. This Greek woman has made me crazy for her.” Another commenter, Giorgos Giannopoulos, observed that “Oil used to be Greece’s top export, now it’s Eleni!!!! Go get ’em girl!!!!”
Others declared Eleni to be their Mediterranean goddess, and one viewer even suggested she represent Spain at Eurovision 2019.
What do you think? Is “Fuego” improved with more dancers? Should Eurovision allow more than six performers on stage? Share your thoughts below!