Swedish born Greek superstar Helena Paparizou is planning to grace the Eurovision stage for the 3rd time, this time she’s bidding to represent Sweden at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.
Helena Paparizou will be competing in the first Melodifestivalen 2014 semi-final in Malmö with her entry Survivor. The former Greek representative has competed in the Eurovision Song Contest twice. She represented Greece in 2001 as part of Antique in Copenhagen achieving a 3rd place and in 2005 when she brought the Eurovision trophy to Greece for the very first time with My number one.
It isn’t a coincidence but Helena’s very first encounter with the Eurovision Song Contest was in 2001 in Copenhagen at the Eurovision Song Contest when she mesmerised the audience with her Greek ethno pop melody I’d die for you. Her entry placed 3rd back then and enjoyed great success both in Scandinavia and in Greece. It will be interesting to see her back on Eurovision stage in the very same city where she had her very first Eurovision experience in 2001 at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium.
Even more interesting and unique will be the fact that this time she will be representing Sweden, the country where she was born.
Before we jump the gun, Helena has to qualify from Melodifestivalen’s first semifinal and then win the golden ticket to Copenhagen in the grand final. The 2014 Melodifestivalen promises to be both exciting and tough. Celebrated Swedish acts will be competing next year: Martin Stenmark ( Sweden 2005), Yohio, Sanne Nielsen and many more.
Helena Paparizou enjoys fame, name and recognition both in Sweden and Greece, and is amongst the most sought after artists in her homeland. Helena is the first and only artist that has brought Eurovision victory back to Greek soil. She has recorded many albums both in Greece and Sweden, having achieved many hits and ranked high in the charts.
I would die for you- Greece 2001- Antique
My number one– Greece 2005 winning entry
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