We continue the National Final Reminder with something from 2014. Today, we will travel to Greece.
Greece back in 2014 decided its representative through Eurosong, for the second consequent year. Four songs participated in the live final selection.
The song “Kanenas De Me Stamata”, which means “Nobody Can Stop Me” was one of those 4 songs. The song placed second and was composed by Elias Kozas. Elias is the lead singer of Koza Mostra, the group who represented the country in 2013 along with Agathonas Iakovidis and placed 6th.
Kostas Martakis was born on 25 May 1984, in Athens, Greece. He rosed to fame after placing 5th in the Greek talent show Dream Show in 2006. The same year he released his first single and within a year his debut album. In the summer of 2007, he competed in the New Wave music festival in Latvia and placed 2nd. In 2008 he competed in the Greek national final with the song “Always and Forever”, which placed second behind Kalomira’s entry. The same year, Disney chose him along with Shaya Hansen to sung the Greek cover of “Right Here, Right Now” from the High School Musical 3 movie. The same year he was chosen to be the open act at Jennifer Lopez’s concert in Athens. In 2011, he competed in the second season of the Greek edition of Dancing With The Stars, where he placed second. He took part also in the first season of the Greek version of Your Face Sounds Familiar. In 2014 he competed in the Greek national final placing second once again. Through the years he has released 5 studios albums, two EPs and many single his most recent one in 2020 titled “Sokolata”, which means Chocolate. Despite being a singer he has also hosted a game show and a morning show.
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