Elena Tsagrinou has been chosen to represent Cyprus at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The song she will perform will be El Diablo (The Devil) which will be revealed at a later date.
Elena is a very popular and much respected singer in the Greek music scene. She is 26 years old and first came in to the spotlight in 2008, at 14 years, when she was a popular contestant in ‘Greece Got Talent’, where she got to the semi-finals.
In 2013 Elene joined the OtherView group, and they had many hit songs. Then in 2018 she began her solo recording career and has had many hit songs and music videos and performed in concerts and shows in Greece and Cyprus.
Elena is also a successful personality where she has been a coach on the ‘Just The 2 Of Us’ music show, she has been a presenter on ‘The Voice of Greece’ and recently has been presenting her own show ‘K-Pop Stars’ on MAD TV in Greece and Cyprus.
The song that Elena will sing at Eurovision 2021 is El Diablo. It is composed by successful songwriters, Jimmy “Joker” Thornfeldt (Swedish music producer and writer for worldwide artists like Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Usher and Nicki Minaj), Laurell Barker (Canadian songwriter who composed the 2019 ESC Swiss entry She Got Me by Luca Hänni and had KPop success with Twice, Oh My Girl and Girls Generation and Swedish hits including for Hanna Ferm), Oxa (Brazilian born singer, songwriter and dancer and took part in many musicals as well as The Voice of Germany in 2019) and Thomas Stengaard (Award winning Danish songwriter/producer who wrote the Denmark ESC winning song for Emmelie de Forrest, Only Teardrops, in 2013. He was also one of the writers of the German 2018 ESC song by You Let Me Walk Alone by Michael Schulte).
You can see the music videos of Lógia (from 2019) and Amore (2020) by Elena Tsagrinou below.
Dimitris Kontopoulos: Inis Neziri & Sandro performed a very beautiful acoustic cover version of the song Hold Me as part of special quarantine sessions held by Dimitris.
Hold Me was a composition of Dimitris that finished second at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest for Farid Mammadov representing Azerbaijan.
Dimitris is a very successful composer from Greece and is part of the ‘dream team’ who works with Philipp Kirkorov from Russia. They have had many successful Eurovision songs such as Shady Lady (2008 Ani Lorak– Ukraine), This Is The Night (2009 Sakis Rouvas – Greece), Shine (2014 Tolmachevy Sisters – Russia) and You’re The Only One (2016 Sergey Lazarev – Russia).
Inis Neziri is the beautiful and talented singer from Albania, who won the 2018 Cerbul de Aur – Golden Stag festival in Romania and the prestigious 2019 New Wave festival in Russia. She also had the popular song Piedestal in the Festivali i Këngës #56 in Albania.
Sandro was selected for the 2020 Eurovision for Cyprus with his song Running. He took part in The Voice of Germany in 2018 and finished fifth at the New Wave festival in Russia, where he was representing the USA.
You can see the charming interpretation of Hold Me below.
Vasya & Nina Boykova have recorded a Russian version of Fuego by Eleni Foureira (2018 ESC Cyprus).
Vasya and Nina are from Ukraine and they deliver a high quality version of the song that finished in second place at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The music video is full of energy and fun with Vasya and Nina dancing with boys and girls.
The author of the Russian lyrics is Alexander Leonenko.
Check out Vasya & Nina Boykova’s official YouTube channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgA7SmrMK956h392FpUFD0Q
You can see the music video for Fuego by Vasya & Nina below.