Helena Paparizou performed "My Number One" to ecstatic Netherlands fans (VIDEOS)

Helena Paparizou

Helena Paparizou was in Amsterdam on Thursday night and gave a unique concert. The Sweden-born singer took to the stage at the Ziggo Dome as part of the Het Grote Songfestivalfeest festival, where artists who have participated in Eurovision take part.

The Dutch audience adored her, when she performed her big hit, "My Number One", following the choreography of Fokas Evangelinos, for the first time since her appearance in the song contest in 2004.

Shortly before, Nikos Panagiotidis also took the stage with her and as "Antique" they presented the song "Die for You", with the audience applauding them with emotion, as it had the opportunity to enjoy the duet, 21 years after their appearance in Copenhagen.


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Helena Paparizou was born on 31 January 1982 in Borås, Sweden. She is a Swedish-Greek singer and model who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 for Greece, performing the song My Number One which won the entire contest.

Born and raised in Sweden to Greek parents, she enrolled in various arts schools before launching a career in Sweden in 1999 as a member of the laïko (Greek folk music) and Eurodance duo Antique, who participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 and afterwards became popular.

Antique disbanded in 2003, and Paparizou signed a solo recording contract with Sony Music, releasing the chart-topping debut single "Anapandites Kliseis" and album Protereotita (2004), with emphasis on laïko, pop, and dance sounds.

Paparizou has been awarded three Arion Music Awards, a European Border Breakers Award, 30 MAD Video Music Awards—more than any other Greek artist—and an MTV Europe Music Award.

On 14 March 2010, Alpha TV ranked her as the 14th top-certified domestic female artist since 1960, having won seven platinum and four gold records. Paparizou was the most successful debuting female artist of the 2000s and established herself as one of the top acts of the latter half of the decade.

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