Greece’s national broadcaster ERT has given record labels until the 10th of October to submit their proposals for Eurovision 2022. And one name who has been generating waves is Evangelia — the Panik Records singer known for hits including “Páme Páme.”
As OGAE Greece reports, Evangelia recently confirmed that Panik Records is submitting her as a possible candidate.
Speaking on the TV show “Love It”, she made it clear that her various proposals will draw on Greek folk and modern pop and bridge both Greek and English with their lyrics.
“The songs will be on the same wavelength with my other songs, like ‘Pame Pame’, ‘Fotia’ and ‘Diving’,” she says, adding that they’ll still bring unique flair despite some similarities.
The Greek diaspora is truly global — a reality the Greek broadcaster frequently taps into with artists like Kalomira (who lives in New York) and Stefania (who grew up in The Netherlands). Evangelia is cut from a similar cloth, having grown up between her grandmother’s home in Crete and her family’s home in New Jersey in the U.S.
She’s always maintained a close connection to her Greek heritage.
“To this day I have a strong bond with my Greek roots,” she says on her official web site. “I still visit my relatives regularly, and even back home in the States, Greek is spoken almost exclusively. My father planned US cultural activities and Greek musicians would stay with us on their American tours. These traditional instruments sound as familiar to my ears as a Drake or Rihanna song. Blending these sounds has felt really natural.”
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