Greece: Helena Paparizou unveils her Ouranio Toxo album

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This pre-Christmas period has always been very creative and productive for our beloved artists. In the current celebrating mood, the 2005 Eurovision winner Helena Paparizou sees the release of her 9th personal music album Ouranio Toxo (Rainbow).

Like a rainbow…”

Obviously excited about her new professional step, Helena had posted a Facebook video with which to inform her audience about today’s release.

Furthermore and over the last few weeks, the successful artist was uploading teasers of her brand new singles, as well as with song lyrics on a rainbow background, on her official Instagram account.

Ouranio Toxo album is divided into 3 parts. Its first part consists of brand new songs, like her already released singles Haide and An me deis na klaio. Additionally, the “Revisited” part is made of a number of Helena’s covers of older Greek hits, such as Ase me na fygo (Let me go) and To koritsi tou Mai (The girl of May). In conclusion, in the 3rd “Bonus Tracks” part there are songs like the English version of Haide and her 2016 smash hit Fiesta.

The album is available in all download-stores and on Spotify. You may enjoy Helena’s new work here:

Helena is currently one of the four coaches at The Voice of Greece show, which airs every Wednesday and Thursday evening on SKAI TV. The other judges are Sakis RouvasPanos Mouzourakis and Kostis Maraveyas.

Last night Helena performed one of the song covers of her album; she sang Ti ein’ afto pou to lene agapi? (What is this called love?) at the 2nd semi-final of the show.

Helena at Eurovision

The Swedish-born Helena Paparizou firstly took part in the contest in 2001, as part of the duet band Antique, singing their entry Die for you. The band managed to give Greece their best result until then, coming 3rd with 147 points.

4 years later, Helena went as a solo artist to represent Greece again at Eurovision with My number one. Τhis time was going to be lucky for them, as she managed to win and bring the Eurovision trophy to Greece for the very first time after their debut in 1974. To date, this has been the only Eurovision victory for the country.

However, Helena’s latest Eurovision attempt was her participation at the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2014. The successful singer tried to represent Sweden in Copenhagen with the song Survivor, written by Bobby LjunggrenHenrik WikströmKarl-Ola Kjellholm and Sharon Vaughn. Helena managed to qualify to Melodifestivalen’s Grand Final, where she finished 4th.

Which song from Helena’s album is your favourite?