The annual tradition returns! As with every year, the 27th of June saw the biggest music event in Greece, the MAD Video Music Awards 2018 take place at the crowded Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena in Athens and with the most well-known personalities of the Greek music industry joining the show.
Thousands of people, special guests, interviews, votes, awards, fireworks, shining acts… All of them made up once again a spectacular show, which marks the beginning of yet another summer period, featured by new hits from popular artists and subsequently one more powerful year for the Greek discography, on the way to next year’s event.
For the 15th consecutive year since 2004, the Greek music TV channel MAD hosted the show which aired last night on Alpha TV, giving us the opportunity to enjoy strong performances by a number of our beloved Eurostars. But let’s go through them one by one:
This year’s Cypriot entrant, who almost reached the Eurovision top in Lisbon, Eleni Foureira was there at the show, where she presented her brand new single Caramela, which was officially released by Panik Records the following day.
In addition, Eleni Foureira was the closing act of the show with a special remix of her Eurovision entry Fuego, accompanied by the DJ duet Playmen.
The Greek artist was the winner of “Best Pop Female of the Year” category.
The 2005 Eurovision winner could not be absent from the big show, where she performed with two acts! Helena Paparizou took the stage and sang the lead single from her latest album Ouranio toxo (Rainbow), in a special remix with Idra Kayne‘s Zumbae.
Furthermore, in yet another collaboration with the boyband MELISSES, participants of the Greek 2010 national final, they performed a special version of their 2013 summer hit Ola moiazoun kalokeri.
Helena Paparizou won the “Best Female Adult” award and together with the young singer Anastasios Rammos were awarded as the “Best Duet Collaboration” for their 2017-released single An me deis na klaio.
With a refreshed look and having recently released her brand new song Kyma kalokerino, the 2017 Greek hopeful Demy performed on stage along with the famous singer Melina Aslanidou, a contemporary version of the old Greek song An s’ arnitho agapi mou, originally released by the late Tzeni Vanou.
The Greek superstar and Eurovision participant in 2004 and 2009 returned to the annual show, this time presenting his brand new single Kalimera (Good morning), which has already become a big commercial and radio success. Sakis Rouvas won the “Best Male Modern” category.
For his second act, Sakis Rouvas joined forces with Anastasios Rammos and together they performed a powerful version of Stelios Rokkos‘ 1999-released song Oso eho esena (As long as I have you).
Tamta & Mikolas Josef
That was quite a big surprise! Except from the Greek artists that took the stage of the MAD Video Music Awards 2018, there was one more special guest from abroad! The Czech 2018 participant Mikolas Josef, who offered his country their best Eurovision result with his song Lie to me, performed along with the 2007 national final entrant, pop artist Tamta!
Tamta, who always loves making eccentric appearances, this time with a blond wig and sunglasses. Apart from duetting with Mikolas, she presented her 2018 summer hit Arhes kalokeriou (Early summer), composed by Dimitris Kontopoulos.
Besides their cooperation with Helena Paparizou, the successful boyband got again on stage, accompanied by the popular singer Themis Adamantidis, with whom they performed a revamped version of his older song Stin kardia (At heart).
MELISSES were crowned as the “Best Group of the Year” during the show.
Last but not least, Peggy Zina, who was among the 10 candidate acts of the 2002 Greek national final and still is one of the most popular Greek artists was there to perform the MAD version of the timeless track Anthropoi monahoi (Lonely people), from the late singer Vicky Moscholiou.
Peggy Zina was joined by the tenor Stavros Salampasopoulos.
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