Sunday, March 24, 2019

Cyprus - Fuego - Eleni Foureira

Digital Release Image
2 - 436 pts, 2 - 262 pts in semi 1

Eleni Foureira (Ελένη Φουρέιρα, born Entela Fureraj) sang for Cyprus in Lisbon and clocked the best result for the country since the started their Eurovision adventures in 1981.

Her song Fuego is written by Alex Papaconstantinou (a.k.a. Alex P.) Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson,  Anderz Wrethov and Didrick.
The song was revealed on March 2 and released as a digital single on March 9 (Panik records)
Watch and listen here at Panikrecords Youtube.
A demo version by Helena Paparizou has leaked onto the net.

A Spanish version was released as a digital single on May 11.
A remix, The Playmen Festival Remix, was released on July 27. (digital only)

A promo set is issued. It features a CD album (similar to her Vasilissa CD but now with Fuegoand CDRom with info and videos.
Both discs include the Eurovision version of Fuego, the instrumental and karaoke.
The picture discs offered at e-bay are counterfeit, unofficial, without permission, illegal etc. Don't buy them.
Magazine TV24 included a bonus CD with their May 24 issue. It has the same tracks as the Lisbon promo album.

Update: In December 2018 Eleni's album Vasilissa (Βασίλισσα, Queen) was re-issued as the Platinum Edition. This 16 track edition includes Fuego plus the Spanish version and Playmen remix.
The Platinum Edition CD

Golden Girl
So far Eleni Foureira (born Entela Fureraj) has released four solo albums, the most recent being Vasilissa (Βασίλισσα, Queen)
In 2010 Eleni featured on the Greek National Final entry Kivotos Tou Noe (Noah's Ark) by Manos Pyrovolakis which ended 2nd.

Eleni Foureira  recorded a greek version of Golden Boy the Israeli entry of 2015.
The song is itled Στο Θεό Με Πάει / Sto Theo Me Paei and you can have a listen at the tube of Panik records.
The track is also included on the promo album and magazine version (above).

For Alex P. it's the 4th Eurovision song that features him as a co-writer.
2007 - Yassou Maria - Sarbel (Greece, 7th place)
2009 - Always - Aysel & Arash (Azerbaijan, 3rd)
2012 - La La Love - Ivi Adamou (Cyprus, 16th)
He also wrote songs for Antique and Elena Paparizou solo.


Versions
Fuego
- digital release, (promo) CD albums, 
Fuego - Spanish version
- digital single, Platinum Edition Vasilissa CD
Fuego - Playmen Festival Remix
- digital release, Platinum Edition Vasilissa CD
Fuego - karaoke
- digital on the official karaoke album, promo albums
Fuego - instrumental
- on both promo albums

The magazine edition

Charts
Sweden top 100: 15, 14, 21, 38, 44, 88, -
Netherlands top 100: 96, -
Ireland top 100 (IRMA): 50, -
U.K. top 100: 64, -
Germany top 100: 84, -
Norway VG lista 40: 24, 17, 17, 16, 21, 33, -
France top 200 (Ifop): 70, -
Switzerland top 100: 46, -
Spain Physical+Digital sales top 50: 23, 2, 20, 11, 27, 36, 35, 33, 43, 18, 27, 45, 32, 42, 31, 36, 32, 30, 39, 31, 36, 22, 32, 23
Spain top 100: 9, 18, 22, 26, 27, 29, 33, 40, 35, 40, 35, 37, 40, 43, 44, 47, 54, 56, 61, 60, 69, 69, 71, 77, 78, 91
Austria top 75: 35, -
Portugal top 100: 18, 51, 97, -

Remix DRI
Links and sources:
Super Mega Special Thanks to Frederick for the Magazine!
Thanks to Thomas.
Elena Foureira: Website, Facebook, Instagram
More Cyprus in Eurovision: 2017 -  2016 - 2015 - 2013 - 2012 2011 - 2010 - 2009

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