Cyprus Eurovision 2021 song: Who is Elena Tsagrinou? What are they singing?

Cyprus Eurovision 2021 song: Who is Elena Tsagrinou?  What are they singing?

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The first Eurovision Song Contest 2021 semi-final takes place tonight in Rotterdam and Elena Tsagrinou will be taking to the stage to represent Cyprus. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about Cyprus’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Who is Elena Tsagrinou?

Elena Tsagrinou is representing Cyprus in Eurovision 2021 with the song El Diabolo.

Tsagrinou, 26, is a Greek singer from Athens, Greece.

She is no stranger to the music scene, having previously been the lead singer of the Greek band OtherView and her successful solo career.

In 2013, she joined the band OtherView and in 2014, they released their first single What You Want.

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They also released the singles Xana, Emeis Mazi, The Bachelor and Dikaiosi together.

In 2018, Tsagrinou announced she was leaving the band after five years together to pursue a solo career.

She went on to release her first solo track Pam Ap’Tin Arhi [Summer Romance] which was followed by Paradeisos and Ela tin protochronia.

In 2019 Tsagrinou released Logia and Amore and collaborated with Mike on the single Pare Me Agkalia.

In November 2020, it was announced she will represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest with the single El diablo.

She was internally selected by the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation to represent Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest.

The single was first released as a single in February 2021 and was written by Jimmy Thornfedlt, Laurell Barker, Oxa and Thomas Stengaard.

A music video to accompany El diablo was filmed in Athens and released in February.

At the time of the release of the single, The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation received complaints from members of religious and conservative groups due to the message of the song.

The song refers to falling in love with the devil, with the lyrics: “I fell in love/ I fell in love/ I gave my heart to El diablo”.

The government and the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation has defended the song choice and its entry to Eurovision 2021, reported The Washington Post.

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Ahead of tonight’s finale, fans have been sharing their love for Tsargrinou and El Diablo online.

One fan tweeted: “MISS ELENA TSAGRINOU???? I just love her.”

A second fan said: “I love how everyone’s rehearsing during elena tsagrinou’s concert breaks.”

A third fan added: “ELENA TSAGRINOU IM ALWAYS FREE FOR YOU”

How to watch Eurovision 2021

As per tradition, the BBC will provide full Eurovision coverage this year.

The semi-finals will be broadcast on Tuesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 20 on BBC Four.

On Saturday, May 22 the Eurovision Final will take place and the competition will move to BBC One.

Fans can also listen to the entire competition via BBC Radio Two and BBC Sounds.

The semi-finals and final will also be available to stream live via the BBC iPlayer.

Do not worry if you happen to miss any of the Eurovision 2021 coverage, everything will be available to watch after broadcast via the BBC iPlayer.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 beings Tuesday, May 18 on BBC Four

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