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.

What do you think? Should Kalomira return to Eurovision? And should she perform a bop or a ballad? Tell us your thoughts below!

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I would prefer Melina Makri with an greek song for Rotterdam. Or a very not typical act in a unusual manner.

Mr X
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Mr X

Rumours say that the Greek Television wants a song in the national language for Rotterdam. I would support this !

Marina 2020
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Marina 2020

If they don’t send Kalomira, they better send Marina and the Diamonds instead (or just Marina)

Bart
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Bart

agreed!

LoveWave
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Well hello, of course times have changed but it doesn’t mean that Greece cannot send Kalomira with a 2020 bop, I mean come one now!

Bart
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Bart

Common… That was more than ten years ago! Can they not see that Eurovision has changed. What lack of originality…

Ern
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Ern

Let it go!

Times have changed. The contest has changed. People’s tastes have changed. Kalomira was great for 2008, but this was the post-Britney Spears era. There was a lot of nostalgia for the type of music we were hearing in the late 1990s. Today? I think that ship has sailed.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

It’s been exactly 15 years since the queen of Greece has won her crown, so how about: the big comeback of HELENA PAPARIZOU for this “anniversary”? 😀

PP77
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PP77

With 50% juries in 2008 would be out of TOP 3 maybe TOP 5. I think result woul be
1.Ukraine
2.Russia
3.Norway
4.Armenia
5.Portugal
6.Serbia
7.Greece

Kalomira is not good choice with 50% juries .

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Just because something happens once doesn’t mean it will happen a second time.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Mmm… interesting… is this your own gut feeling or actually based on the jury vote in 2008? (there was a back-up jury vote) Anyway, it would be suprising that Shady Lady would win the contest due to the jury, as “Believe” seems much more jury friendly to me. Striking is also Portugal in 5th…
But, yes, I do agree with you that unless Kalomira brings something completely different and original this doesn’t strike me as a very bright idea.

Esc43
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Esc43

I want to see Malu representing Greece..

Manuel Treill
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Manuel Treill

The same media that claimed Eleni was approached by Spain? If yes, then ‘yeah, right’

esc1234
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esc1234

She lives in the US, she has repeatedly said that she cant do it cause her children are her priority and also she is not active in the business. Aint gonna happen, period.

Giannis
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Giannis

Every year Kalomira has a proposal haha..I’m wondering how you published an article like this but from other media you don’t

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I’d rather she didn’t. Well, unless there’s a truly great song involved.

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

Ain’t she rumoured every year one way or another to return? I mean if she did I could imagine an Alex P song probs

EZz
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EZz

She had a catchy fun song, and probably would of won had Dima not been in the contest, but idk the idea of yet another returning artist, when people hyped Alexander and he didn’t win, Sergey weirdly coming 3rd again with a 5/10 song, I just don’t shes going to live up to expectations like she did in 2008.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Well, Alexander was begging not to win with that song.

Maxhightower
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Maxhightower

Oh please don’t! 2008 it’s a year that I really really wanna forget when it comes to Eurovision, it’s truly the worst edition of all time lol. So much cringe.

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

2008 had so many good songs…

Maxhightower
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Maxhightower

In my opinion the only saving grace was “Senhora do Mar” by Portugal, which I still listen to.
I have never gotten behind “secret combination” or “shady lady”… I just… I don’t know dude, they are meh songs imo, and also the fact that both songs have been considered the epitome of a “eurovision-friendly” song pisses me off lol.

Bart
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Bart

This comment does not deserve this downvoting. He is completely right, especially on “secret combination”, which is so banal!…

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

2008 is amazing i- imagine being that boring

Maxhightower
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Maxhightower

IMO ESC 2008 It’s filled with tacky and tasteless performances and songs, thank god Eurovision has been stepping away from those kind of “fun” entries.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

sjhkfhfdshfs if u want the eurovision to be dead serious u picked the wrong show to follow

Maxhightower
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Maxhightower

Not really, ESC in the last years has become quite good, that’s why I am a fan of it.
And I like “fun songs”, but only if they are done in a proper and professional way, like Fuego.

KESC
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KESC

What the hell are you talking about? It was one of the best editions, song-wise.

Livia
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Livia

2008 was weak and boring indeed. 2009 contest was a huge improvement

Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

2008 was a great year! Ukraine, Norway, and Turkey were fantastic that year!

Sasko
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Sasko

Her 2008 success was mainly because of the catchy af song. I kinda doubt Greece can produce another song like that tbh.

LoveWave
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This is Greece’s style! Of course Greece can…

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

lol seems unlikely for legend kalomira. but i’d love to see athena manoukian!