Did we miss a new… Secret combination? It all seems that yes… A few days ago, the 2008 Eurovision entrant Kalomira gave a special interview to a Greek celebrity magazine, where she talked about her life with her family in both the United States and Greece, her future plans, as well as something that nobody had heard about…
Was she willing to get back in 2018?
To everyone’s great surprise, Kalomira admitted that she had seriously considered the possibility of her return to the Eurovision stage this year, 10 years after her participation and 3rd place in Belgrade. This was not just her own thoughts, since there had been some preliminary negotiations with the Greek decision makers, as she said.
However, her final decision was not positive and the main reason was that she had to dedicate herself to her family. Here are Kalomira’s words to People Greece magazine, when asked if she would come back to Eurovision:
I used to say that maybe I did, but since I didn’t go this year, I don’t think so. This year was the 10th anniversary of my participation in Eurovision and we were in some initial discussions for me to represent Greece, but it didn’t go ahead.
Everything seemed positive, but my instinct told me not to do it. What I have made clear to my mind is that my priority is my children and my husband. Whatever I do, in singing but also in television, should not affect and disrupt my children’s life.
“Yianna was wonderful!”
In addition, the Greek-American artist refered to the actual 2018 Greek hopeful and friend of hers, Yianna Terzi and how much she liked her and her song Oniro mou. Among others, she stated that she was surprised with her elimination in the semi-final.
Yianna did her best, she was wonderful. Her song was powerful and with very nice lyrics. I thought she would go through to the final and did not expect her not to qualify.
Kalomira at Eurovision
In early 2008, Kalomira was announced among the 3 acts that would be fighting for the Greek ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, the other being Kostas Martakis and Chryspa.
She finally won the national final event and was offered the chance to fly to the Serbian capital with her pop song Secret combination, which later saw great success in Greece and abroad. After winning the first semi-final of that year’s edition, she took part in the Grand Final and came 3rd to Russia’s Dima Bilan and Ukraine’s Ani Lorak. This has been Greece’s best placing in the contest, following their victory in 2005.