CYPRUS – Elena Tsagrinou was a guest at the late-night talk show of ANTENNA TV, THE 2NIGHT SHOW hosted by Grigoris Arnaoutoglou. She discussed the negative reactions to the song she received after the release of EL DIABLO and she performed in the show.
“George Arsenakos (Panik Records) is the one who told me to go to Eurovision. He gives me this song for a listen and I focused on his music. If I had taken it seriously, I would have been upset and may not have wanted to go to the competition. Because I take all the burden, I want to say that I did not even have in mind the religious or political side that the song took. The song talks about a devastating love affair. Everything that happened was bad for me because I can not enjoy what is happening to me. I rehearse for five hours a day. I will have female dancers on stage and I think it will attract a lot of interest. I’m at a crossroads. I think about how I will move artistically from now on. Mike (her boyfriend) will not come, because if he does, we will go on holiday to Rotterdam. So let him stay here”.
IN THE MEANTIME
Ahead of his appearance in the recorded YFSF episode this Sunday, 2011 Greek entrant Loukas Yorkas wished the very best of luck to Stefania and lashed once again to CyBC for the choice of EL DIABLO which represent his homeland, Cyprus.
He explained that the responsibility is not burdening Elena Tsagrinou but the people who made the original choice, meaning the Cypriot public broadcaster.
Weirdly, YFSF Sunday’s Eurovision themed edition will NOT feature Elena Tsagrinou!