Stockholm's Sarbel fever

by Richard West-Soley 92 views

Greek Eurovision Song Contest representative Sarbel whipped clubbers up into a frenzy at his recent appearance at Stockholm venue Club Connection.

Sarbel, who visited Stockholm as part of his continuing European promotional tour, gave a storming rendition of his entry for Greece Yassou Maria on stage while punters went wild on the dancefloor. He followed this up with, amongst other things, a song in Arabic, before reprising his Eurovision Song Contest entry at the end of the show.

Media interest
There was a slightly greater media interest in Sarbel's visit than would be expected for a non-Swedish Eurovision artist's visit, thanks in part to the efforts of local website Gylleneskor.se and the attendance of Greek-Swedish TV personality Alexandra Paschalidou, who posed for photographs with the Greek artist, and wished him luck for Helsinki. You can see photos of the event at this link in Gyllenskor.se's site.

Sarbel is currently in Romania on the next leg of the promo tour, hoping for a similarly wam welcome and potential points pick-up from new fans.

Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.