While speculation has hit overdrive as more and more artists announce their intention to represent their country at Eurovision in 2020, one artist in particular has expressed a strong interest – backed up with a proven track record and strong musical connections to boot.
Greek singer Vangelis Kakouriotis, who has long been touted to grace the Eurovision stage, has recently expressed his interest in entering the contest, and will take it with both hands should be he asked:
“I would be interested, yes and if the opportunity arises I will take it. It’s a great event worth participating in. When the time comes, me and my co-workers will have faith in the song that the project will produce. I want it to be worth it!”
The 23 year old former boy-band member is a major triple threat as a singer, musician and songwriter. And much like other Eurovision alumni, he is currently signed to Panik Records, who currently represents Ivi Adamou (Cyprus 2012), Demy (Greece 2017) and Eleni Foureira (Cyprus 2018).
Following recent history, he would be expected to represent either Greece or Cyprus, who often has been represented by Greek singers.
Fluent in both English and Greek, Vangelis’s most recent track, “Stenoxoria Mou”, serves major heat, grit and your typical boyband moves. He’s definitely stage ready and could give your typical Eurovision heart throbs a run for their money.
Adding fuel to the fire, Vangelis has taken the initiation ritual that many Greek and Cypriot representatives before him have taken. He recently has performed at the Greek MAD VMA Awards, alongside Swiss star Luca Hänni. Together, they performed a Greek/English duet of Luca’s Eurovision track, “She Got Me (Pósa xérei)”.
After this performance, we’re wondering if the Greek broadcaster will now have him on their wish list.
There’s history of future Greek and Cyprus Eurovision stars making duets at the MAD VMAs. Last year Tamta performed alongside Mikolas Josef, while Demy duetted with Poli Genova in 2016.
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