Helena Paparizou, the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest winner, released her first international solo album yesterday. The game of love will not only be published all over Europe but also in Australia, Japan, Canada and possibly world-wide. The CD contains 14 tracks, six of them are English versions of songs the singer has already published on her Greek album Iparchi logos. as a special bonus, we have added a video from Helena's appearance at the Schlagerpride After-party in Stockholm this summer, where esctoday.com was on hand to cover all the events.
Helena's international album is confirmed as The game of love and not as previously reported elsewhere Mambo. The front cover image show's Helena sitting in a beige room, leaning towards a wall. Some of the songs have already become hits. Heroes was the official song for the 2006 European Athletics Championships, held in Gothenburg, Sweden in August. Mambo is the song Helena Paparizou performed as interval act during this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Athens. Song number 14, the bonus track, is sung in Greek. The original version of the song, recorded by Manos Hadjidakis, was a big hit in France back in 1962.
- GigoloSomebody's burning (put the fire out)The game of love
- Carpe diem (Seize the day)
- Let me let go
- It's gone tomorrow
- Heart of mine
- You set my heart on fire
- Voulez vous?
- Seven days
- BONUS TRACK: Oti axizei i stigmes (Le bonheur)
Helena Paparizou won the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv with My number one for Greece. The single topped the charts both in Greek and Sweden and was overall a big hit. A remix version is currently achieving success in the United States dance charts, where it has reached the Top 10.
Esctoday.com caught up with Helena at the exclusive Schlagerpride After-party in Stockholm last August. Helena gave a fantastic concert performance on stage in front of almost 1000 fans. Esctoday.com exclusively covered the event. Now you can see Helena's performance by clicking the 'play' icon below.