Greek singer to promote her song

Greek singer to promote her song

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Greek singer to promote her song

Greece’s Eurovision representative Eleftheria Eleftheriou will promote her song ‘Aphrodisiac’ during her visit. Photo by Kaplanidis YIORGOS

Greek singer Eleftheria Eleftheriou, who will represent Greece with her song “Aphrodisiac” at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, will be in Turkey today to promote her song. 

Eleftheriou, who won the Eurovision finals in Greece, enjoys great popularity on the Internet and social media for her singing and performance. Born in 1989, the singer came to prominence in Greece through her participation in the second season of Greece’s version of the singing competition “The X Factor.”

Shortly after her elimination, Sony Music Greece signed Eleftheriou and submitted her as a candidate to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. She was later disqualified from the national final, after her song was leaked onto the Web by an unknown party.

Eleftheria had previously participated in the Greek Cypriot national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song “Play That Melody To Me” featuring Maria Zorli, finishing seventh in the final. She is currently signed to Universal Music Greece. 

In an interview with the Anatolia news agency last month, Eleftheriou said that both Turkey’s and Greece’s Eurovision songs had Mediterranean and eastern melodies. “I have heard that Turkey’s representative Can Bonomo says ‘haydi’ in his song. We say the same thing in Greece. We have similarities in the area of music.”