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Kalomira

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Kalomira

Maria Kalomira Carol Sarantis, more commonly known as Kalomira, was born on Long Island, New York to Greek parents. In 2004, she moved to Greece after succesfully auditioned for the Greek talent show Fame Story. Despite not being fluent in Greek at the time, she went on to win the show. Her debut self-titled album was released a few months after her win and was certified gold in Greece. She then released two more albums; “Paizeis?” (2005) and “I Kalomira Paei Cinema” (2006).

In 2008, Kalomira represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. She finished third in the final with “Secret Combination”. After her Eurovision appearance, she released “Secret Combination: The Album”.

After giving birth to twins, Kalomira returned to Greece where she performed a new version of “Secret Combination” during the Greek national final in 2014. She then did a tour of the USA, including singing the Greek national anthem at a football game between Greece and Nigeria in Baltimore.

After giving birth to her third child, Kalomira made a comeback in Greece in 2016 with the single “Ayta Ta Hristougenna” / “Christmas Time”. She was also a backstage presenter for the Greek version of Rising Star.

Kalomira

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Eurojury

Eurojury is the flagship broadcast of Showcase, celebrating the music of the Eurovision Song Contest with juries of up to 180 entertainment industry professionals. Rob Lilley has hosted the televised event since the fourth edition in 2016, succeeding Josh Dubovie and Linda Martin during the show's time as a radio broadcast. Eurojury is known for producing an accurate simulation of the results likely to be seen at the Eurovision Song Contest in May and is often used by bookmakers and broadcasters as a guide and prediction of the grand final result.

Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest

Greece debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, when they were represented by Marinella and the song “Krasi, thalassa kai t’agori mou” which finished in 11th place with 7 points. Three years later Greece earned their first top 5 finish with Paschalis, Marianna, Robert and Bessy who finished in 5th place with “Mathima solfege”. In 2001 Greece achieved their first top 3 result with Antique and the song “I Would Die For You”. The song became a European hit, and charted across the continent. In 2005 Helena Paparizou returned to the Eurovision stage as a solo artist and brought Greece their first, and to date only, victory. Her song “My Number One” won with 230 points, beating runners-up Malta by 38 points.

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