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The Greek participant in Eurovision will be known in mid February

22 January 2013 / 20:01:14  GRReporter
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The Greek participant in Eurovision will be known in mid February. Four singers will compete to represent Greece in the international song contest and each of them wants to fight for the love of the audience and to represent the country at the music event.

One of the candidates to represent the Mediterranean country at Eurovision is Ageliki Iliadi. Her performances are a combination of traditional Greek musical motifs and oriental rhythms with modern tone. Ageliki is known not only for her singing, but also for her excellent performance in the Greek edition of "Dancing with the Stars 2". She is the granddaughter of singer Cathy Gray, who is one of the most popular singers of the traditional Greek style (λαϊκό τραγούδι). Ageliki sang her first duet with Cathy while she was still at school and after that, the stage has become her second home.

Her first album was released in 2003 and became an instant hit. Then, duets with some of the most popular names on the Greek music stage such as Notis Sfakyanakis, Vassilis Karras, Natasha Theodoridou, George Mazonakis, Despina Vandi, Antonis Remos and Sakis Rouvas followed. In 2009, Ageliki was in the headlines of all the newspapers as she witnessed the murder of her partner in life and the father of her son, businessman Babis Lazaridis.

The young singer, with herclassic Mediterranean beauty, Timai Apergi, also wants to represent the country at Eurovision. She is only 24 years old and is from the island of Tinos. She plays classical and electric guitar. She graduated from the University of Patras and she says that in her spare time she likes boxing and surfing whereas according to the Greek media, her secret talent is Argentine tango. Her musical profile fits styles such as smooth jazz, bossa nova, downtempo electronica, funk and soul. Statements such as "I love men very much" and "It happened so that I was with someone who was not beautiful" have sparked the desire of men to come to know the hot brunette better. As a result, the club where she performs, Night & Day, is always full of fans. One of her most popular songs in the country is "What's Your Name?"

The musician, composer and producer Alex Leon is also a candidate who wants to represent Greece at the international music contest. His work in famous clubs in Athens and radio stations, and the making of a series of remixes for various artists has made him a leader on the Greek dance stage. In the spring of 2011, he signed an agreement with Panik Records and released his first hit "Out Of My Head" with the Playmen band. The music he composed for the song "Μια Ζωγραφιά" (A picture) became very popular and had more than one million views on Youtube.

He worked with some of the most popular local singers such as Elena Paparizou, Sakis Rouvas, Anna Vissi, Kostas Martakis and Eleni Fureira. He will perform in the contest along with singer Georgina Karahaliou, who won a scholarship from the Berklee College of Music after completing her musical education in Greece.

The young boys from the KOZA MOSTRA band are ambitious to conquer Eurovision too. They have been on stage for not more than a year now and their experience as artists is mainly before a live audience. Their music is a mix of ska and a light punk rock with lyrics in Greek. They will take part in the contest with the doyen of Greek rebetiko Agatonas Iakovidis and will perform the song for the contest with him. Each year, there is at least one unconventional proposal among the candidates for Eurovision in Greece and this year, it clearly is KOZA MOSTRA.

Tags: Media newsMusicEurovision 2013Greek participationContest
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