She’s the Greek American popstress who took Greece to a third-place finish at Eurovision 2008. Now Greek media is suggesting that Kalomira may make a return to Eurovision 2020. Earlier this week, the Greek morning show Happy Day claimed that Kalomira had been approached to represent Greece in Rotterdam.
On the show’s gossip section, presenter Vasilis Grigoropoulos claimed that Kalomira has been approached by her record label, Heaven Music. Kalomira is reportedly thinking over the request.
It’s important to note that the proposal has come from Kalomira’s record label alone — not the Greek broadcaster ERT. If Kalomira says yes, then Heaven Music will put together a proposal and submit that to ERT.
Kalomira originally represented Greece at Eurovision 2008, with the Laïko-pop track “Secret Combination”. The performance gave Greece a third-place finish and remains a favorite amongst some fans.
While Kalomira enjoyed a busy and successful pop career in the late 2000s, in recent years she has toned down her music career to focus on her family.
Kalomira also has grown into a more mature style. Last year she released the heartfelt ballad “Mommy Loves You”, dedicated to her young children. It’s a far cry from the power bop of Kalomira’s Eurovision entry “Secret Combination”. But earlier this year, Tamara Todevska proved that a ballad dedicated to her daughter could be a Eurovision hit.
Other rumoured acts for Greece
Greek broadcaster ERT has been typically quiet about their plans for Eurovision 2020. While they have confirmed their intention to participate in Rotterdam, the broadcaster has not confirmed the method they’ll use to select their act.
Since 2016, ERT has internally selected their artist for Eurovision — though in 2017, Demy’s song was selected via a national final.
Earlier this year, there were suggestions that the broadcaster was looking to revamp its selection process in order to revive its Eurovision fortunes. A Greek media blog reported that ERT was considering a return to a national final, or to use some sort of talent show. The most likely option, the blog reported, was to internally select the artist and use a national final to choose their song.
Kalomira isn’t the only artist to have gone through Greek rumour mill. Potential artists include Greek singer Vangelis Kakouriotis, Junior Eurovision star Stefania Liberakakis, Demy’s swan dancer Iasonas Mandilas, X Factor UK auditionee Athena Manoukian and Australia Decides act Leea Nanos.
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