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.”

Are you excited by the sound that Evangelia is teasing? Do you think that she stands a good chance to represent Greece? Let us know in the comments box below!

 

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Alex
Alex
8 days ago

I think ERT will go for good job nicky, as it’s time to choose a male singer and he’s very interesting. Love his music and bring something fresh. Evangelia should def represent Greece soon!

Alex
Alex
8 days ago

I love Fotia. wow she is mixing modern music with Greek music and she\’s doing it in a classy way and not a cheap, dated way. I am sick of English recycling songs that Stefania’s team gave us (i love her but her team was clearly not inspired). I’d rather have some local identity in the entry. Evangelia looks talented and love the videos and the beat. Europe loves this type of music from Greece. I hope she goes with either Cyprus or Greece although I’d prefer Greece because Cyprus should change their direction.

Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson
16 days ago

this is so exciting. pame pame is not my favorite, but her other two songs, fotia and diving, are straight up masterpieces. This sort of feels like what oneiro mou tried to be but this time it will actually be executed properly (fingers crossed)

Last edited 16 days ago by Andrew Johnson
Helena
Helena
16 days ago

Again, who is she?

Ashton
Ashton
16 days ago
Reply to  Helena

google is free babe

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
16 days ago

Is Greece going to have a national selection or an internal selection to reveal the artist?

DripDrop
DripDrop
16 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Internal selection

Sot
Sot
16 days ago

This is really interesting! I feel like Greece really wants to start another top10 streak!

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
16 days ago

How original!!!…

Donatella
Donatella
16 days ago

So basically another Fuego

Ian
Ian
13 days ago
Reply to  Donatella

her current songs are nothing like fuego

Stef
Stef
16 days ago

For me she’s the best choice if we want to go with something ethnic and tasteful. Similar stage presence to Evangelia – Fotiá (Live from the Belasco Theatre).

VESSLEY
16 days ago

YASSSSS! I loooooove her style! If the song is anything like “Fotia” & “Pame pame”, she can definitely slay the Eurovision stage!! <3

Alo
Alo
16 days ago

So I guess she’s going to bring a banger.
If she really wants to be successful as this year shows, her songs must be very unique and less fuego-alike.

Ashton
Ashton
16 days ago

she would truly serve. fotia is a whole entire bop

Pineaple
Pineaple
16 days ago

I’m really hoping that Greece and Cyprus step away from the female led disposable pop this time. I just want to see something a bit unexpected from them, they’re becoming really quite predictable when it comes to Eurovision and that was never the case a few years ago.

Ashton
Ashton
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineaple

just because something sounds popular and modern doesn’t mean it is ‘disposable’

Pineaple
Pineaple
16 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Disposable means it’s like a lot of other things. That type of pop that Cyprus in-particular are bringing year after year at the minute could be from anywhere and sung by anyone that’s what I mean when I call it disposable. There is nothing wrong with that kind of music and don’t get me wrong, I like El Diablo and Last Dance, all I’m saying is it would be nice to have something a little bit different from Greece and Cyprus. Even if it’s just a male vocalist or a change in genre… that’s all I’m asking for. I don’t… Read more »

Ashton
Ashton
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineaple

disposable doesn’t mean ‘it’s like a lot of other things’. that’s literally not the definition. but go off lmao

Jonas
Jonas
16 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Well then tell us what it does mean. To me, it means you get bored with it soon and never need to return to it, it’s not special.

Ashton
Ashton
16 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

like I said to a commenter above, google is free

Pineaple
Pineaple
16 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

If you disagree with someone you don’t need to be a sassy little B and be rude to them. Jesus christ…

Jonas
Jonas
16 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Thanks for your help, Ashton.

Pineaple
Pineaple
16 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

I never said that was the definition of disposable, I’m just saying that’s what I mean when I personally call a song disposable. I’m not calling the song bad, it’s just a sound that’s very common in the current market and doesn’t make any kind of impact once the contest is done. It worked for Fuego yes (even though of that genre I really don’t think Fuego is very special at all), but that shouldn’t mean Cyprus should send that sound every year haha. People are allowed to have a different opinion from you, you know. You may want Fuego… Read more »

Ashton
Ashton
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineaple

ok

Jonas
Jonas
16 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Just checked with google. It agrees with me and Pineapple. Again, thanks for your help.

Ashton
Ashton
16 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

lmao it really doesn’t but sure. “(of an article) intended to be thrown away after use.” not “it’s a lot like other things”

Malo
Malo
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineaple

To be fair Better Love was not disposable pop and didn’t do well either.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
17 days ago

i don’t like the songs she already has out but that pop-laiko mix she’s talking about is what made greece successful in its heyday, so this very promising !

Oriol99
Oriol99
17 days ago

OFF TOPIC: Hayko (Armenia 2007) has died from Covid :__
R.I.P.

Erasmus
Erasmus
17 days ago

It’s a shame she doesn’t try to represent Cyprus… Good Job Nicky is my pick for Greece since I get winner vibes from him, Amanda and Evangelia are both great and would also probably be in my top 10 it’s just a shame that Amanda doesn’t try for Norway and Evangelia for Cyprus…:)

DripDrop
DripDrop
16 days ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Rumour has it she applied for Cyprus but got rejected a few weeks ago. Also I agree that her, Good Job Nicky and Amanda are Greece’s best possible choices!

Last edited 16 days ago by DripDrop
Croatia
Croatia
17 days ago

if the song is similar to Fotia, I will be very happy because Evangelia perfectly combines tradition with modernity and the Greek language with English

Paul
17 days ago

If it’s not kontopoulos I am already happy

Nils
Nils
17 days ago

Mixing pop and folklore sounds promising and Greece really were the champions of it back in the day. But I guess it needs to be done properly and with care to prevent it from sounding outdated.

Aeria
Aeria
17 days ago

Shouldn’t stuff like this wait until the artist who represents said country, is actually revealed? Seems kinda silly to look back at this if Greece ends up going for a completely different artist meaning all of her effort would almost be in vain.

Last edited 17 days ago by Aeria
Leo
Leo
17 days ago
Reply to  Aeria

And what’s the problem
I guess as long as the songs are not revealed before making any decisions it’s pretty ok

Sapphire
Sapphire
16 days ago
Reply to  Aeria

Agreed. Greece probably won’t select her anyway