It’s the annual event that celebrates the people’s favourites in Greece’s music industry. And at the 2021 MAD Video Music Awards, plenty of Greek Eurovision stars made an appearance and delivered thrilling performances.
The Greek-Dmutch popstress Stefania performed two songs. Stefania performed her new single “Mucho Calore”, rocking a fiery orange pantsuit. She was joined by a posse of backing dancers who may have been taking inspiration from Go_A’s Eurovision wardrobe, sporting acid green frills on their costumes.
Stefania also turned her Eurovision 2021 entry “Last Dance” into a duet with the rising Greek singer Archolekas. The MAD version presented “Last Dance” as a tender duet, replacing the Eurovision synth-pop sound for a piano accompaniment. Stefania and Archolekas brought a new dimension to the song with their close harmonies.
Greek singer Elena Tsagrinou — who represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2021 — started with her Eurovision hit “El diablo”, serving hellfire fantasy. Elena soon cast off her devilish robe and revealed a metallic bodysuit. She was joined by Dimitris Tatarakis and the pair performed their recent single, the retro club number “Teliká i Zoí Sinekhízetai” (“Finally Life Goes On”).
Eleni Foureira performed her brand new single “Aeráki (To thilykó)” (“Breeze (The female)”). The “Fuego” singer brought a lively Mediterranean sound, with flamenco flourishes mingling alongside a distinctly Greek pop vibe.
The performance included bold choreography that helped bring the song to life. Eleni was joined by a group of female dancers, and in one place had a one-on-one moment with a male dancer.
She also performed her recent release “Boreí” (“It Can”), performed with the rapper Mad Clip. And as it was an awards show, Eleni picked up the Best Modern Singer award.
Greece’s Eurovision champion Helena Paparizou also had plenty of times to shine at the event. The Greek-Swedish singer join The Voice of Greece winner Joanne on her cover of the sultry “Twist in My Sobriety”.
Helena also performed with the Greek singer-songwriter Anastasios Rammos, turning her seductive song “Gia Poia Agápi” (“For What Love”) into a duet.
But it wasn’t all duets. Helena also had the opportunity to perform her recent single “Mi” (“Not”), showing she’s still every bit the diva. And there was a costume change!
Greece’s Eurovision 2019 star Katerine Duska also had her moment. She teamed up with her “Better Love” co-writer Leon of Athens for an alt-pop medley of “Kýmata” (Waves), “Αthenian sky” and “Ela Mia Nýchta” (Come One Night). The performance had a 1980s high school prom theme with same-sex couples.
Also on the lineup, Azerbaijan’s Efendi joined Greek pop star Josephine for a bilingual cover of Efendi’s Eurovision 2021 hit “Mata Hari”. Josephine has released a Greek version of the song.
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