Emperors Palace the home of non-stop entertainment presents, for the first time ever in South Africa and for one night only Helena Paparizou. This Greek singing sensation and winner of Eurovision 2005 will be performing on Saturday, 14th of October in the Centre Court at the entertainment complex.
One of Paparizou’s significant turning points in her life was with the creation of Antique, a group she created with her good childhood friend, Niko at the age of seventeen. Almost immediately, Antique signed their first record label contract with Bonnier in Sweden. Their debut single ‘Opa Opa’ became a huge hit, reaching number one on the single charts and gaining gold status. Directly after this significant success the group released their debut album.
In 2001 came their first Pan-European breakthrough in their career with their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. Their appearance along with the beautiful song ‘I would die for you’ made a huge impression, securing the group third place. Antique’s major success in the Eurovision contest led to a promising future and a successful career which included many platinum albums, a European tour and collaborations with many highly successful and credible artists from Greece and abroad.
Antique came to an end in 2003, and Paparizou pursued a solo career joining Sony Music. In December of the same year Paparizou released her first single as a solo artist, ‘Anapandeetes Klisis’ (Missed Calls), a song that was written especially for her by famous singer and songwriter, Christos Dantis. The single was a major hit and remained on the top of airplay charts reaching gold status. In 2004 the performer released her first solo album, ‘Protereotita’ (Priorities), which included four hit singles and turned double platinum.
In May 2005, Paparizou represented Greece for the second time at the Eurovision Song Contest and won the first prize with the song ‘My Number One’, a platinum single in Greece. The artists smash single ‘Mambo!’ released in November 2005, stayed on the top of the charts for 10 weeks and went platinum.
Paparizou has now toured the world and visits South Africa for the first time. Emperors Palace will host this dynamic and beautiful performer for one concert only on Saturday, 14th of October in the Centre Court. The show not only appeals to Greek music lovers but also to people who appreciate talent and fine music. Africa is a melting pot of cultures and artists from all over the world are flocking to South African shores to experience this exciting new platform.
The artist’s latest album will be released through David Gresham Records later this year. To date ‘Mambo’ is holding the number one spot on the Greek charts and has done so for eight consecutive weeks.
Tickets are priced as follows: R800 or R1200 per person and R8000 or R12 000 per table (ten per table). For further information and bookings contact Ditsa or Helen