Eurovision Fun reports that Helena Paparizou’s winning Eurovision entry “My Number One” is being revamped for her performance in this year’s contest in Rotterdam.
Following the announcement yesterday that Helena Paparizou is one of six artists performing as part of Rock The Roof, Eurovision Fun reports that “My Number One” is being revamped for the performance. Dimitris Kontopoulos who worked on the original song over 15 years ago has worked with Helena to record a new version of the song which will be heard for the first time during the interval act.
Helena will also be working with Fokas Evangelinos on her performance for the Rotterdam rooftops. Fokas worked with Helena on her winning Eurovision performance in 2005. Rehearsals for her performance are reported to be underway already.
Rock The Roof will see six former Eurovision winners performing their winning songs across Rotterdam. The artists are Lenny Kuhr (De Troubadour, 1969), Teach-In with Getty Kaspers (Ding-a-dong, 1975), Sandra Kim (J’aime La Vie, 1986), Helena Paparizou (My Number One, 2005), Lordi (Hard Rock Hallelujah, 2006) and Måns Zelmerlöw (Heroes, 2015).
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place on May 18, 20, and 22 in Rotterdam. A total of 41 countries will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Eurovision 2020 was due to be held in Rotterdam after Duncan Laurence gave the Netherlands their first victory since 1975 with the song “Arcade”. After the cancelation of the 2020 contest, it was decided that Rotterdam would host the 2021 contest instead.
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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.