Greece: Mando set for dynamic comeback

by Stella Floras 70 views

After having her second child in 2005, Mando decided to take some time off her career to dedicate to her family. Two years later, Mando returns with not one but two new albums on the way, one for Greece due in early 2008 and one for the international market in English.

Currently, Mando, who represented Greece in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, is appearing together with Paschalis (Greece 1977) and Sophia Arvaniti (Greek NF 87) at the On the Rocks club in Athens. The three artists perform a medley of Eurovision entries – Mathema Solfege, Never let you go and My number one.

Mando is also busy in studio recording the songs for her new album to be released in the Greek market sometime in early 2008. In-between shows and studio work, Mando flies off to the USA and Scandinavia where- in cooperation with resounding international names- she is working on new songs for an international album in English. She has been working with the Deekay production team (Blue, Jamelia, Gareth Gates) and songwriter Michael Jay who has worked with Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, Lara Fabian, Johnny Logan and Gloria Estephan among others.

When asked about her Eurovision experience, Mando is very enthusiastic : “It was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life”, she says “and I would happily do it again with a suitable song”.

Listen to Mando’s songs in English here.

Visit Mando’s official website here.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.