In Greece and Cyprus, it’s that time of year when the pop hits, destined to fill dance floors in beach bars across the nation, just keep coming. Three of our favourite Eurovision Queens of the Hellenes — Helena Paparizou, Eleni Foureira and Tamta — have put out their latest summer bops… and let us tell you, we are HERE. FOR. IT.

Here’s a roundup of their new songs, so you can add them to your own summer playlists.

Helena Paparizou — “Kalokairi kai Pathos”

First up is Helena Paparizou, whose “Kalokairi kai Pathos” (“Summer and Passion”) features all the steel drum action you could wish for. The music video sees the Eurovision 2005 winner frolicking about on a beach – then a yacht – while applying copious amounts of Carroten, the suncream brand that sponsors the video.

She sings about being completely lost in her lover, drinking cocktails and dancing the night away with them. Judging by the song’s final chorus, Helena’s lover literally takes her breath away – it’s a rare, touching moment of vulnerability for the Greek powerhouse.

Currently vying for tenth position in the Greek airplay charts along with “Kalokairi kai Pathos” is Helena’s other release from back in March, “Askopa Xenihtia” (“Aimless All-nighters”). It’s completely different from “Kalokairi kai Pathos”. The tone is melancholy, and the video opens with the English quote “Nothing is more beautiful than a woman who is happy to be by herself”. We’re not sure where things went horribly wrong with her summer lover, but a black-clad Helena is quite clearly giving up on them.

Ethno-sounding violins play in the background as she sings of her frustration, telling her lover not to come crawling back. As the video fades out with Helena striking a power pose with some boss gal pals, we get the feeling you definitely wouldn’t want to mess with her.

Tamta & SNIK — “Senorita”

Eurovision 2019 alumna Tamta is also giving us major boss vibes. Her new single sees her duet with rapper SNIK on the trap-inspired track “Senorita”. SNIK, in classic rapper style, brags about his jet-setting, expensive life. Ever-glamorous Tamta looks straight out of a 1950’s road-trip movie, but is still able to keep it modern and fresh. The “Replay” hit maker firmly puts SNIK in his place, reminding him she won’t stick around if he keeps pulling this stuff. You tell him, girl!

Eleni Foureira & Claydee — “Loquita”

Just like the rest of the world, Greece has jumped on the Latin bandwagon with great enthusiasm. Eleni Foureira, always ahead of the curve, has even started singing in Spanish (just give Spanish “Fuego” a listen. We promise you’ll be converted). Enter “Loquita”, her collaboration with superstar Claydee. It’s sung entirely in Spanish, and the music video takes us away to a hot night in a shabby-chic South American bar.

Eleni shows off her gorgeous body while Claydee raps “tu eres mi loquita” (roughly translating to “you are my ‘crazy girl'”) and pops a few Mentos. But we know who’s really in charge here – nobody puts Eleni in a corner, and she sure dances her way out of it. Lyrically, the track is a little repetitive, but that’s what makes it entrancing.

With such a selection of catchy tunes on offer, we can imagine Greece and Cyprus’ nightclubs coming alive with the music from these three goddesses this summer. And we want to be first in the door!

What do you make of these latest releases from Greece and Cyprus’ Eurovision alumni? Which songs are you listening to on repeat? Let us know in the comments below!

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(H)Elena doing Eurovision again would be awesome. All the other Eurovision winners who returned after a longer period of time were has-beens with nothing left to lose, but she is still going strong. Her voice is still as pleasant to listen to as it ever was.

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I feel like Eleni can bring Greece their second victory if she can get a killer song that’s modern and radio friendly enough to not turn off juries while still having a commercial, ethnic element for voters. She’s also now not just famous in the Hellenic world, but known in Europe and that would make a victory easier for her. Unlikely but not impossible. Helena once said after winning that if she ever did Eurovision again it would be for Sweden, and so I don’t think she’d represent Greece and definitely not Cyprus, especially over Sweden, anytime soon. Tamta I… Read more »

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Tamta always looks gorgeous! 🙂

jack
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jack

tamta is literally a fashion icon, still cant get over the fact that the perfomance was mediocre

esc1234
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esc1234

i predict eleni will be dima bilan no2 , she MUST come back and i feel that ERT will approach her.

esc1234
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esc1234

lol swedish bitter b*tches are downvoting me

eurovisionfan
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eurovisionfan

I would really love seeing Helena Paparizou at the ESC stage with either Greece or Cyprus.

IF I were her, I would return with a power ballad.

2001 (1st entry) – Laiko, Europop
2005 (2nd entry) – Ethnic Dance Pop
2020??? (3rd entry) – Soul-Pop

KESC
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KESC

Idk why but I always have this feeling that Eleni will pull out a Helena Paparizou and will bring a victory for Greece/Cyprus.
ERT should be happy if she should ever participate for Greece. I would personally want to see her return for Cyprus.
Anyway, she has had a huge impact on the contest and she definetely has that charisma to shine again. I really hope she won’t disappoint like Sergey (his performance was really good, but that song meh).

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I’m a little bit disappointed. I’d really love Elena returning to her last brilliant, ultimate summer tune: Haide! That one was my ultimate summer tune, and still is one of the best I’ve ever heard from her. It’s full of everything you expect: joy, catchiness, sun, excitement, etc.

The other two singers are better on their own, with Tharros I Alitheia (Tamta & Sakis Rouvas) and Egoista (Tamta & Isaias Matiaba) being the exceptions. The latter song is a cover version of Spanish-Mexican singer Belinda & Pitbull, but to be honest: Tamta & Isaias Matiaba‘s version is my first choice! 😀

Tom
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Tom

I see 2 eurovision winners and Tamta

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sjuhusjofhs

True! Which idiot disliked your comment…

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

Let’s be real in another year Tamta would’ve slayed with that song.

SHKR
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SHKR

Well, they’re indeed Greek goddesses but none of them were born in Greece lol.

KESC
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KESC

The struggle is real. 😀

jack
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jack

so what?

Louloudi
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Louloudi

Ma’am/Sir, do you want to imply something? 😀 I’m greek but wasn’t born there, just like millions of other immigrants but we still identify with our roots as blood doesn’t change and we live the culture no matter the location 🙂 Love how that fits the Eurovision thought of connection and togetherness across culture 😀

Azaad
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Azaad

I think it’s wonderful that Eleni and Tamta were able to make Greece their home, especially the former after fleeing a civil war and coming to Greece as a refugee. Let’s build bridges, not walls.