She’s the X-Factor judge who’ll sing for Cyprus at Eurovision 2019.
And since her song “Replay” dropped Tamta has received attention from all over the world.
In a reaction video on her YouTube channel, her song also gets the seal of approval from music stars from Greece, Cyprus and Georgia.
The video features three acts familiar to Eurovision fans:
- Sakis Rouvas, who sang for Greece in 2004 and 2009, and hosted Eurovision in 2006
- Evridiki, who sang for Cyprus in 1992, 1994 and 2007, placing eleventh on the first two attempts
- Stephane Mgebrishvili, better known as the frontman of Georgia’s ill-fated Eurovision 2009 act Stephane & 3G
The fourth face in the video is Panos Mouzourakis. He has not been to Eurovision but he does have a connection to the contest. He played Lazaros in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, the musical film based on the music of ABBA, who won Eurovision in 1974.
Sakis says the song has an, “amazing groove.” He also compliments Tamta and stresses the song needs to be played “loud.” Evridiki and Stephane are also effusive with praise, head-bobbing throughout the clip. Evridiki even sings along to the chorus at one point.
Panos appears to have a few problems getting the song to play. But, once he can hear it, he immediately asks how to say twelve points in French. If that isn’t an endorsement we don’t know what is.
The clip has wracked up 62k views (at time of publishing) since it was released yesterday.
Tamta also released a behind-the-scenes clip from the video on her Instagram page.
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It is always nice to share some of the things that happened on the backstage! Let us see the real thing… Here is some more footage from the backstage of the two days shooting of the video clip of "Replay". @seventeen_cosmetics @lorvenn_official @minosemi_official @erodios_live @rik_cybc #cyprus #eurovision2019 #replay_cyprus #replay #teamreplay #tamta #rik #backstage #videoclip ??
The clip shows various elements of the video and at each stage Tamra getting behind the camera to make sure she’s happy with the finished product.
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