Exclusive / Greece 2015: C:Real 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: group C:Real (lead singer Georgia Lazopoulou). 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.
C:Real (pronounced as “see real” or “serial”) are a popular Greek pop rock band. They are characterized by their pop rock sound and live performances. The group was created in 1996 by composer, lyricist, and producer Takis Damaschis. Their first single was released a little after the creation of group and was titled “A New Religion”. One year later in 1997, they released their second single titled “Visions of You” featuring Sarah Jane Morris. The single was released in 30 countries, which was considered a world success for the fairly new group. In June 1997, C:Real released their debut album titled Realtime. C:Real parted ways with Heaven Music and resigned with Sony Music Greece in June 2010. Their upcoming studio album is tentatively scheduled for release in October 2010. In November 2010, a message on the groups Facebook fan page by founder Takis Damashis announced that lead vocalist Irini Douka has decided to depart from the band, choosing to embark on a solo career instead. Damashis stated that Irini is a big part of C:Real’s history, and deserves respect. Furthermore, Damashis stated that if they choose to stay together, they will pick a new lead singer that has a totally different voice and look than Irini, Georgia Lazopoulou. He elaborated that the group would have a totally different image and sound, and would not be a bad copy of their former version.