Beyond any doubt, the Spanish title of her song, as well as the release of Fuego in the same language are two factors which have significantly influenced the popularity of Eleni Foureira in the Iberian country, with the road to an international career opening wide for her.
After her huge success at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the Greek singer has already been to Spain once, where she performed her track on Fama A Bailar dancing show and gave a number of interviews on Spanish media.
During her recent visit in the country, Eleni Foureira visited and was interviewed at the studios of Los40, a Madrid-based musical radio network which broadcasts in many Spanish-speaking countries.
“I wanted Lo malo for the win!”
Among others, she seemed to be much aware of the Spanish show business, the famous artists in the country, even of Operación Triunfo 2017, the recently-aired talent show which also served as the Spanish national selection event for Eurovision 2018, with its special live show Gala Eurovisión.
Regarding the show, she unveiled that she watched it in January, while she also disclosed her favourite competing entry and how she wished that to win the event. And that wasn’t Tu canción, which represented Spain in Lisbon! On the contrary, it was Lo malo, sung by Aitana & Ana Guerra, which had eventually come 3rd in the final round.
In her on-camera statements, Eleni had only good words to say about that song, while she also danced to its rhythm:
When it comes to Lo malo, it’s the song that I would collaborate with its artists, I would go to Eurovision and it could even be my next single. All of them! I watched the final on that day and I wanted this to win. When it finally didn’t make it to win, I was like… No! But now, it’s the #1 hit in Spain!
Let’s have a taste and listen to Lo malo! What’s your own opinion on it?
Eleni Foureira is going to land on Spanish ground again soon, as she is going to appear in both of Madrid and Barcelona Prides, in late-June and in early-July respectively.
Eleni Foureira at Eurovision
Following an internal selection last January, the Cypriot national broadcaster CyBC announced that the Greek pop singer Eleni Foureira was going to defend the country’s colours at Lisbon’s Eurovision edition, with a song penned by the highly-acclaimed Swedish-Greek composer Alex Papaconstantinou and his team, entitled Fuego.
After an extraordinary performance on the stage of Altice Arena, Eleni Foureira qualified for the Grand Final of 12 May, where she finally came 2nd to this year’s winner Israel, with a total of 436 points.