Helena Paparizou, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, will be featuring as part of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light.
MINOS-EMI the record label of Helena Paparizou has confirmed that the singer will be appearing as part of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light. The singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 for Greece with “My Number One” will be recording a message for viewers as part of the show. Furthermore she will be performing part of her song for the viewers across Europe.
Helena is the first artist outside of the Eurovision 2020 participants who have been confirmed as featuring as part of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light.
Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light will be broadcast live across Europe on May 16 hosted by Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit. The show will pay tribute to the forty one acts who had been due to compete in Eurovision 2020 and feature past Eurovision participants. The show will also look at the people of Europe affected by the coronavirus and aid workers who are fighting this crisis.
Source: Eurovision Fun
Greece debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, when they were represented by Marinella and the song “Krasi, thalassa kai t’agori mou” which finished in 11th place with 7 points. Three years later Greece earned their first top 5 finish with Paschalis, Marianna, Robert and Bessy who finished in 5th place with “Mathima solfege”. In 2001 Greece achieved their first top 3 result with Antique and the song “I Would Die For You”. The song became a European hit, and charted across the continent. In 2005 Helena Paparizou returned to the Eurovision stage as a solo artist and brought Greece their first, and to date only, victory. Her song “My Number One” won with 230 points, beating runners-up Malta by 38 points.