CYPRUS – It all started on Monday when the CyBC board of directors finalised their proposal for Eurovision 2021 based on an idea – proposition by Greek-based PANIK RECORDS. The female singer chosen was already in the minds of the Cyprus Eurovision team for a long time. Last night Mr Andreas Frangos (CyBC) made the official call for the announcement.
Έχουμε και #Eurovision παιδιά να μην ξεχνιόμαστε. Αποκλειστικά νέα για την Κυπριακή συμμετοχή στο ένθετο «Σπίτι μου Σπιτάκι μου» της εκπομπής «Όμορφη μέρα κάθε μέρα»
Αύριο Τετάρτη 25 Νοεμβρίου στις 10.00 το πρωί, στο #ΡΙΚ1 @cybc_com_cy #Cyprus pic.twitter.com/3NjgTSFk7S
— Andreas Frangos (@AFrangos) November 24, 2020
Few moments before the televised announcement CYBC posted on Facebook the official announcement for Eurovision 2021. Elena Tsagrinou is chosen for Rotterdam. She will perform the song El Diablo penned by Thomas Stengaard, Laurel Parker, Jimmy Joker and Oxa.
Elena Tsagrinou is one of the most talented and glamorous singers of the Greek pop scene, who managed to stand out from the very first steps of her career. Born in Athens in 1994, at the age of 14 she took part in the talent show “Greece Got Talent”, reaching the semifinals. In 2013, she was selected by ‘OtherView’ as the band’s lead singer and with them she released many hits. After 5 successful years with the said group, Elena started her solo career releasing a single with the symbolic title ” Pame Ap’ Tin Arhi ” (Let’s go from the start) written by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Nikos Moraitis. Then other singles followed which, along with their video clips on Youtube, have gathered millions of views, elevating Elena Tsagrinou to one of the best pop singers of her generation with tens of thousands of followers on social media. Throughout these years, she has performed on the biggest music shows in Greece and Cyprus, at a number of concerts and she has cooperated with many other famous Greek artists such as Konstantinos Argyros and MELISSES, just to name a couple. She also has a successful career on television that began in 2014 with her participation, as a coach, on the TV music show “Just The 2 Of Us”, while during the 2016-2017 seasons, she co-presented with George Kapoutzidis “The Voice of Greece”. Since October 2020, she is presenting her own show, titled “K-POP Stars”, on MAD TV, the leading music channel in both Greece and Cyprus.