World news – Elena Tsagrinou releases her Eurovision 2021 song « El Diablo » for Cyprus


In the early hours of the morning in Australia today Elena Tsagrinou, Cypriot broadcaster (CyBC / RIK) and her record label Panik Records released « El Diablo », Elena’s Eurovision 2021 song, which represents Cyprus.

The music video is available from today until the evening of February 27th (Cypriot time) exclusively on the Panik Records website and in the Panik Music mobile application on iOS and Android (preferably on mobile phones).

That modern and dynamic music video is directed by George Benioudakis. The fashion comes from the internationally known Greek designer Silia Kritharioti. The music video choreography comes from the successful American choreographer Chali Jennings. The video premiered on RIK1 on the Happy Hour show.

The music video is heavily influenced by ‘Love Me Land’ by Swedish singer and songwriter Zara Larsson, which was released in July 2020.

‘El Diablo’ will be released in all digital music stores on Sunday February 28th. On the same day the music video will be premiered on the official Panik Records YouTube channel.

The Cypriot broadcaster (CyBC) announced that Elena Tsagkrinou will represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 at the end of November 2020.

Elena’s Eurovision entry is a song about falling in love with someone as bad as « El Diablo ». The song was written by Jimmy « Joker » Thornfeldt, Laurell Barker, Oxa and Thomas Stengaard.

You may already know some of these names from other Eurovision songs like « She Got Me », « Only Teardrops » and « You Let Me Walk Alone ». The production is organized by the artistic director Marvin Dietmann, who is also no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Elena is one of the most talented and glamorous singers on the Greek pop scene who has managed to stand out from the first steps of her career. Born in Athens in 1994, she took part in the talent show « Greece Got Talent » at the age of 14 and reached the semi-finals. In 2013 she was selected by OtherView as the band’s lead singer and with them she released many hits.

After five successful years at OtherView, Elena began her solo career with the release of a single with the symbolic title « Pame Ap » Tin Arhi « (Let’s start from the beginning).

Over the years she has worked for one Has performed series of concerts at the biggest music shows in Greece and Cyprus and worked with many other famous Greek artists such as Konstantinos Argyros and MELISSES. She also has a successful career on television, which began in 2014 with her participation as a coach on the TV music show ‘Just The 2 Of Us’ started out with George Kapoutzidi’s’ The Voice of Greece ‘in the 2016-2017 seasons, and since October 2020 she has presented her own show entitled « K-POP Stars » on MAD TV, the leading music broadcaster in Greece and Cyprus.

Cyprus made its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981, with the island taking 6th place with the title “Μόνικα.” Over the years, 1982 Cyprus came in fifth three times en place, first in 1982 with Anna Vissis’ Μόνο η αγ thenπη ‘and then in 1997 with Hara & Andreas Constantinou’ Μάνα μου ‘and again in 2004 with Lisa Andreas’ power ballad’ Stronger Every Minute ‘. . Cyprus would not achieve its best result so far until 2018, when Eleni Foureira stormed the Eurovision Song Contest with her second-placed epic banger « Fuego ».


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