Eleftheria Eleftheriou (Greek Ελευθερία Ελευθερίου, born May 12, 1989 in Paralimni ) known under the stage name Elle, is a Greek Cypriot singer. She represented Greece at the Euro Vision Song Contest 2012 (ESC ) in Baku.
- 2.1 Singles
- 2.2 Music Videos
Training and participation in "X Factor"
Eleftheria Eleftheriou was born in Cyprus and raised in Frenaros, Famagusta, on. Even as a child she was enthusiastic about the music and danced in front of the audience. In elementary school, a teacher discovered her talent, after which she received lessons in piano, music theory and harmony. At the age of 15 years Eleftheriou began taking singing lessons. Just one year later, she was a soloist in the orchestra of the RIK, the public service broadcaster of Cyprus. In 2006, Eleftheriou with the English ballad Play That Melody To Me on Cypriot preselection for the Euro Vision Song Contest in Athens in part. When victory by Annette Artani ( Why Angels Cry ) she took a seventh place in the final.
After the end of their schooling Eleftheriou studied in England music and performance at the University of Surrey. After returning to Cyprus, she tried unsuccessfully to establish himself as a solo artist, entered in vaudeville in appearance and played as a 18 -year-old season in Nicosia in the musical Ρεντ ( "Red" ) with. A wide Greek and Cypriot television audience was Eleftheriou 2009/10 by participating in the second season of the talent show The X Factor of the television station ANT1 known ( offshoot of the eponymous British format ) after they had been a year earlier participated in the audition of the first season. Eleftheriou "Girls (16-24 years)" was represented, among others Ivi Adamou together with the managed by Giorgos Theofanous category. She interpreted the songs of Eleftheria Arvanitaki (Den Milo Gia Mia Nihta ego), Eleonora Zouganeli ( cops Kai Mirase Sta Dio ), Alkistis Protopsalti ( Kathe Fora Pou Me Kitazeis ) and Elpida ( Stin discotheque ), but different in the fifth show with Alicia Keys ' No One surprising from. Thereupon the The X Factor presenter and Sakis Rouvas popular singer took her and invited Eleftheriou one to perform at live concerts with him. In the same year a collaboration with the famous Greek singer Nikos Vertis presented, which it, inter alia, also accompanied on tours of Europe and Australia.
First publications and victory in Greek ESC decider
2010 Eleftheriou was taken by Sony Music Greece under contract and recorded her first single Tables Are Turning in English and Greek ( Kentro Tou Kosmou ) on. The English-language version of the song she had originally planned to participate in the Greek finals for the Euro Vision Song Contest in Oslo. Tables Are Turning however, had been published before the official presentation of the internet, prompting Eleftheriou was disqualified. 2010 was followed by the Greek-speaking Single Otan Hamilonoume To Fos, 2011 under the stage name "Elle" the song Never jointly with the House DJ duo Twins.
In autumn 2011, Eleftheriou switched from Sony Music to Universal Music Greece. In 2012 she took the book written by Dimitri Stassos, Mikaela Stenström and Dajana Lööf English pop song Aphrodisiac preliminary decision on the Greek part of the Euro Vision Song Contest in Baku ( Ellinikos Telikos 2012). Stassos had, among other things together with Stenström two songs composed for the Swedish singer Eric Saade ESC participants and shown partly responsible for the Spanish ESC La noche es para mí Post ( 2009).
Due to the financial crisis, the Greek government broadcasters ERT had reduced the qualifying round at a minimum cost and requested from various Greek music labels that receive the songs of the candidates themselves, produce and apply, and should be paid the travel and accommodation in Azerbaijan. Only Universal Music Greece agreed to co-finance the qualifying round with ERT. In the March 12, 2012 as transmitted preliminary decision in an Athens shopping center Eleftheriou won against three other candidates, said the victory was decided in equal parts by a televoting and a jury vote. Thus, they represented Greece at the 57th Euro Vision Song Contest on May 22, 2012 in Baku in the first semifinal, which earned her the qualification for the four days later held the final. Eleftheriou occurred with two dancers while she is supported vocally in Backing Vocal by Victoria Chalkiti. This took in 1993, 1994 and 2008 for Greece and 2005 for Belarus as a background singer at ESC part. For the choreography in its responsibility as the Greek contribution in 2011 Constantinos Rigos.
- 2010: Kentro Tou Kosmou (Greek Κέντρο του κόσμου / Tables Are Turning )
- 2010: Otan Hamilonoume To Fos (Greek Όταν χαμηλώνουμε το φως )
- 2011: Never ( as. " House Twins feat Elle " )
- 2012: Aphrodisiac
- 2012: Hearts Collide
- 2010: Kentro Tou Kosmou Greek Κέντρο του κόσμου
- 2012: Aphrodisiac