Exclusive / Greece 2015: Tamta in the line up
ATHENS, GREECE – Hours before Greek national broadcaster, NERIT and MAD TV make the announcement of the five participants for Eurosong 2015 – a MAD show, through which the country will select its entry and artist for Eurovision Song Contest 2015, we present you one more name for the national final: it’s Tamta. The song for the Greek national final will be presented the upcoming weeks, while the final is set for early March.
The proposed names are the official record labels proposals which will be evaluated in tomorrow evening meeting at NERIT and MAD TV meeting to get the final green light for participation.
Tamta was born and raised in Georgia, where she started singing at the age of five. When Tamta was 22, she and her family relocated to Greece, where she decided to enter the singing competition Super Idol, a reality television show produced and presented by Mega Channel and based on the British show Pop Idol. She managed to take second place in the finals.
In January 2007, Hellenic Radio and Television (ERT), announced Tamta’s participation in national final to be the Greek representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. She placed third of the three participants, and Sarbel went to the Contest.
Her latest album, Agapise Me, was released on May 16, 2007 and the first single is “Agapise Me” (Love me). More recently, she released a CD single titled “Mia Stigmi Esi Ki Ego/Ela Sto Rhythmo”.The cd include a remix of RBD Wanna PlayTamta was make RBD famous in Greece from her singles Pame Parea Rebelde and Agapw Wanna Play.Later on 2008 the RBD’s album Rebel’s was bestselling cd of the month March.It includes the Greek version a duet with Tamta
In June 2008, Tamta said in an interview that she would like to represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. Rumors also said that CYBC had been in contact with her since May. Greek media outlets also demanded that ERT choose Tamta to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 following suspicions of favoritism from Eastern Bloc countries in 2008 where Kalomoira finished in 3rd place. The rumors did not materialize and ERT chose Sakis Rouvas for the 2009 Contest.
In early 2009, Tamta released the ballad “Koita Me” to radios as the first single from her upcoming album, which was released in March 2010. A music video was created and is directed by Konstantinos Rigos. Three tracks of the upcoming album were produced with the help of students in the music department of the University of Westminster in London; they were chosen from a pool of 50 songs. Stereo Mike, who is a professor at the University, also had a role in the production of the album. For the winter 2009-10 season Tamta is performing with Sakis Rouvas at The S Club. She also released a new dance single called “Tharros I Alitheia” featuring Sakis Rouvas.