Meet Eleni Foureira from Cyprus
This year 43 countries will be present at this years Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Lisbon in May. With less than a week to go until all of Europe descends on Portugal's capital, Eurovoxx will introduce you to each country that will be participating.
Who is Eleni Foureira?
Eleni is a Greek singer, actress, model and fashion designer. She was born in Albania but at a young age, she moved to Athens with her family. Eleni began her singing career as a part of the girl band Mystique. The group broke up in 2009 and Foureira signed a solo contact with universal Music Greece. She released her debuted solo album "Eleni Fourera". After her first album she signed a contract with new label - Minos EMI. Foureira released her third album "Ti poniro mou zitas" in 2012 and her third album "Anemos agapis" in 2014. She participated in the musical Barbarella: the 80's Musical, alongside another Eurovision stars Ivi Adamou (Cyprus 2012) and Katy Garbi (Greece 1993). She was a judge in season three of the Greek version of So You Think You Can Dance. After her third studio album she left Minos EMI and signed with Panic Records. Eleni released her fourth album "Vasilissa" in 2017.
Check Out Eleni Foureira's Eurovision Entry, "Fuego" Here:
How Was Eleni Foureira Chosen?
Eleni is not a new face for Eurovision. She has made several attempts to represent Greece. In 2010 she took part in Greek national final together with Manos Pyrovolakis but they finished on second place. Foureira has attempted two more times to represent Greece in 2016 and 2017 but she was rejected.
In February this year it was announced that Eleni Foureira will represent Cyprus with the song "Fuego" at Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon.
Check Out Eurovoxx Interview With Eleni Foureira
Cyprus At Eurovision Song Contest:
Cyprus debuted in 1981 and has participate 34 times, missing in 1988, 2001 and 2014. The best result for the country is 5th place. Cyprus has finished three times on 5th place: in 1982 with Anna Vissi and the song "Mono i Agapi", in 1997 with Hara & Andreas Constantinou and the song "Mana mou" and in 2004 with Lisa Andreas and the song "Stronger Every Minute". Cyprus has finished last in the final in 1986 and 18th in the semi final in 2011. Cyprus holds the record for the most times competing in the Eurovision Song Contest without a single win.
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