Our Greek-Swedish Queen Helena Paparizou is remembered in Eurovision history for the sultry ethno-pop banger “My Number One”, which won Eurovision way back in 2005. 14 years later, “My Number One” still fills the dance floor at Euroclub. But recently Helena brought back her other Eurovision hit.
Helena’s less-remembered, but nonetheless iconic, first Eurovision anthem is “Die For You”, which achieved third place in back 2001. She performed as part of the Greek-Swedish duo Antique, alongside fellow Greek Swede Nikos Panagiotidis.
The vintage Eurovision gods are smiling upon us, as the pair reunited in Sweden on last week to perform their greatest hits at a We Love The 90s concert. Helena announced the performance over Instagram, citing Antique’s 20-year anniversary as the reason for their reunion.
The performance was Antique’s first in 16 years, and for their Swedish audience, it was worth the wait. They were treated to renditions of not only “My Number One” and “Die For You”, but Antique’s debut single “Opa Opa”, which was the first Greek-language single to enter the Swedish top five.
Antique’s reunion may not be as fleeting as their fans may fear, as the pair crossed paths again at the Super Music Awards in Cyprus, when Nikos Panagiotidis — the male half of Antique — presented Helena with the award for Best Female Adult artist.
Antique’s performance has left us pondering two key questions. Number one: Is Helena Paparizou ageless? Number two: Is the pair gearing up for another attempt at the Eurovision crown?
Helena already tried her hand at Melodifestivalen back in 2014, placing fourth with “Survivor”, so perhaps she’s ready to take to the Melodifestivalen stage once again? Of course, after Greece’s disappointing finish at Eurovision this year, the Greeks may be ready to call on Helena, who remains the only Eurovision winner for Greece to this day.
What do you think? Would you like to see more performances from Antique, or should the duo remain firmly in the past decade? Let us know in the comments!