Evridiki and Dimitri Korgialas have been busy during their first day in London. After arriving from the 12points.tv party in Belgium yesterday morning, they visited a Cypriot school in London where they met children and were treated to a performance of their own Eurovision Song Contest entry Comme ci, comme ca by the youngsters. Last night, they performed at two venues, and of course, esctoday.com was at both to cover the events.
At Club Palace, Evridiki and Dimitri performed to a crowd of predominantly Greek-Cypriot origin after the event was arranged and well publicised by London Greek Radio. They opened the show with a rendition of Kapion Allon before performing Comme ci comme ca and then Thelo toso na se do. (see Club palace video, part 1 below). Then Evridiki left the stage and joined the fans whilst Dimitri Korgialas performed two of his own songs, Horis esena and Mia fora before Evridiki came back to sing the duet, Piase me (see Club Palace video, part 2 below).
After leaving Club Palace, Evridiki and Dimitri made their way to London's exclusive Shadow Lounge to make history as the first Eurovision Song Contest participants to perform at the venue. The club was full to capacity with a large number of people queuing for entry. Amongst the celebrities that were there for the performance were Take That's Jason Orange, and one of the United Kingdom's most successful presenters – and host of the upcoming Eurovision Dance Contest, Graham Norton. Several magazines sent their photographers down to the venue signalling that interest in the Eurovision Song Contest is alive and growing in the United Kingdom!
Another special surprise was that The Shadow Lounge asked our very own London resident and Eurovision fan, Barry Viniker to introduce Evridiki to the capacity crowd! The performance can be seen in the exclusive video below. After the show, Evridiki met fans and talked to some of the crowd. Photos of this and more can be found in our exclusive photo gallery here.
Evridiki and Dimitri Korgialas at London's Shadow Lounge
Evridiki and Dimitri Korgialas at London's Club Palace – part 1
Evridiki and Dimitri Korgialas at London's Club Palace – part 2
*Due to poor lighting in the Club Palace videos, we apologise for the poor viewing quality
Evridiki and Dimitri Korgialas in London – The Photo Gallery – click here.