“We Are The Winners” may be one of the most controversial Eurovision entries, but did you know it was inspired by Helena Paparizou.
Speaking on the latest episode of The Euro Trip, LT United’s Andrius Mamontovas has revealed the story behind Lithuania’s highest placing Eurovision entry “We Are The Winners”.
The song which received boo’s from the audience in Athens has gone down in the contests history as one of the most audacious attempts to win over the audience, Andrius explained how the song came about:
First it started like a joke. I called one of my colleagues and said “I have an idea for a song, it’s just a very simple song, it says “We Are The Winners”
An unlikely source of inspiration for the song was the previous years winner Helena Paparizou:
The year before the winner was Greece with a song called My Number One and I thought this is why they win, because they call their song number one
Going into the contest in Greece, LT United expected to win the contest with Andrius adding:
Even if we were to take the last place, it would be even more ironic. So I thought this was good material to go there and just have some fun
The latest episode of The Euro Trip is out now and available on all major podcast apps including Acast, Apple Podcast and Spotify.
About The Euro Trip
The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep listeners entertained with the European Quiz and One Second Song featuring in the weekly show. Rob and James will be challenged on their knowledge of the continent, and will also test one another on their ability to recognise Eurovision songs from just a one second clip. Not only that, but they’ll also be rounding up all the latest news in a bite size chunk.
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