If you had to identify the holy triumvirate of Greek-language queens at Eurovision over the past decade, you may well name Eleni Foureira, Tamta and Ivi Adamou. Well ladies and gentleman, it’s time to add at least one more name into the mix: Elena Tsagrinou.

Cyprus’ Eurovision 2021 singer recently performed in MADWALK — the high-fashion TV extravaganza which is known for calling on the good and the great from the world of Eurovision. The show, which is always filmed in December, aired on Saturday. There was no audience this year owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Elena covered “Be My Lover” — the 1995 hit from German-American Eurodance group La Bouche. Given that it was a global dance hit, it makes sense that Elena would incorporate a disco ball into her performance. Bur rather than dancing beneath one she slipped into one — a bodysuit bedecked in a disco ball pattern that clung to every contour of her gym-homed physique. She stood on top of collapsed columns. Perhaps it’s a sign: When Elena takes the stage the ground shakes!

Elena Tsagrinou sings “Be My Lover” at MadWalk 2020

CyBC’s Eurovision team shared more details on their Facebook page.

“With a song originally released 2 years before she was even born, our Elena Tsangrinou rocked the stage at MAD WALK this past December, the absolute fashion and music project in Greece”.

“She sang for a designer whose show delivered yet another blow to homophobia as this was aired tonight and on prime time on MEGA TV in Greece and OMEGA TV in Cyprus. #TeamCy #Eurovision2021”

That designer — Apostolos Mitropoulos — sent models from across the LGBT spectrum down the runway to model his looks while Elena sang. Among the models was the non-binary activist and gender-fluid model Tzef Montana.

Tamta, Eleni Foureira and Ivi Adamou at MadWalk 2020

Elena wasn’t the only Eurovision star who made our radar go bleep, bleep, baby! We also spotted three of our all-time favourites: Tamta, Eleni Foureira and Ivi Adamou.

Tamta turned out for the designer Sotiris Georgiou. Her performance of her hit “Hold On” gave us Daz Sampson schoolgirl vibes — but with a high-fashion twist. Never have pigtails been worked to such great effect!

Eleni worked her magic for Celia Kritharioti. She re-interpreted her hit “Light it Up”, starting off with a reverse dress reveal. She first appeared wearing a barely-there look but then re-emerged in a sparkling body-con dress. She is gasoline AND the fire!

Ivi performed in support of Vassilis Zoulias. As ever she was the epitome of poise and beauty.

Her performance gave us major Evita vibes. We will cry for her, Argentina!

Were you excited to see your beloved Eurovision stars performing on the Greek catwalk? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Bella
Bella
2 years ago

I like her style!

Ashton
Ashton
2 years ago

ffs can you stop being so vague about literally everything?

Dope
Dope
2 years ago

Maybe they should have sticked with Sandro.. he actually could sing live

Alex
Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  Dope

Since when singing live is a sign of success?

nick
nick
2 years ago

Loved everything. Good luck to Tsagrinou

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
2 years ago

What are people complaining about? First it was “just” a cover with no complex lyrics. Second she was standing on that mountain the whole time and the drag models were centre-stage. And third, she clearly has attitude, maybe a bit Dua-Lipa-ish, but let’s just wait how she will perform “El Diablo” (which is a great song title)

Ina
Ina
2 years ago

A small clarification: it never, ever used to be filmed on December. It is traditionally filmed and aired during spring time, and this edition was actually postponed from April. From what I remember, they had booked for Stefania to appear (on the originally planned one) but obviously after such a long time they had to reorganize the acts and she probably couldn’t make it.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

we cannot really judge a lip-sync performance. Remember Yianna in 2018? She did the same Madwalk playback. She looked awesome but in the Eurovision stage she looked miserable and could barely hit the notes. Madwalk is not an indication of how a particular act can be on ESC stage. However, i did not like Elena’s appearance, she looked like trying too hard to become the next Eleni Foureira. I also don’t like when people do lip injections, it just don’t work… Ivi was class act, i NEED her to make a comeback. Tamta was the best act for me, fashion… Read more »

jack
jack
2 years ago

the amount of negativity in this comment section is disgusting. In national television in the primetime zone an act featuring drag artists was presented and all that people have to comment is that they cant see Elena qualifying. Yikes. Do better

MadProfessor
MadProfessor
2 years ago

I see dead people

Mita
Mita
2 years ago

This is not good.With this kind of performance I can see her NQ. 🙁

Erasmus
Erasmus
2 years ago

She’s an amazing performer! A lot of charisma!

coca_cola
coca_cola
2 years ago

OMG

Last edited 2 years ago by coca_cola
Stan
Stan
2 years ago

”Amazing” lip sync…

Danielito
Danielito
2 years ago

Got really positive vibes by Elena Tsagrinou..looking forward to hear her entry for Cyprus! As for Foureira, the more I see her the more I believe she’s gonna win the contest once she decides to return -even standing on the stage for 3 minutes without singing at all. Yay!

EmilyG
EmilyG
2 years ago

Demy was the best act and she is not even mentioned

Alex
Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  EmilyG

She definitely was not the best act but it is surprising that wiwiblogs did not include her in this article

Graft
Graft
2 years ago

Not the Barbara Pravi hairstyle ahahah

MadProfessor
MadProfessor
2 years ago

They were all awesome!