Greece: Antique reunite on stage after 18 years

Greece: Antique reunite on stage after 18 years

Antique are back ! Helena Paparizou and Nikos Panagiotidis , the members of Antique that rerpesented Greece in Eurovision back in 2001, made a short reunion on stage celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Antique’s formation.

The two members of the band that represented Greece at Eurovision 2001 and marked the beginning of the golden age for the country in Eurovision, took the stage during the Swedish music festival  «Vi som älskar 90 talet» (“Who Love’s The90’s”)  that took place in Gotenbourg.  The two acts aimed to celebrate this way the 20th anniversary of the band formation and performed all their hits that topped the charts those days. People had the opportunity to listen again to the two acts perform songs as “Opa Opa”,  ” Dinata Dinata” which met major success from Antique’s first steps.

Check out below Antique’s reunion on the stage of «Vi som älskar 90 talet»:

Performance of their Eurovision 2001 entry “I would Die for you” 

Performance of  Opa Opa / Dinata Dinata 

 Helena and Nikos perform after 18 year one more of their hits as Antique “Mera me ti Mera”

About Antique

Antique were formed back in 1999. Helena Paparizou and Nikos Panagiotidis teamed up to perform and release pop songs aimed at the Greek diaspora in Sweden but very shortly met greater success that crossed the Swedish borders.  Their first single entitled  “Opa Opa” didn’t need much time to reach top five in Swedish charts. Next came  “Dinata Dinata” and “Moro Mou” which also met major acceptance from the public climbing in the high positions of the charts.

Just Two years  in 2001, the Swedish-Greek duo decided to cross the Swedish border and to open new horizons in  native Greece. Antique although being unknown up to then, to the Greek audience managed to take part in the Eurovision 2001 national final and beated other established acts, winning the golden ticket to Eurovision 2001 which as going to take place that year in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The band decided to break up in 2003 as they aimed to solo careers, leading Helena to become one of the most popular Greek singers.

Antique in Eurovision

Being absent in for two successive years (1999, 2000) Antique marked Greece’s gig return to the Eurovision Song Contest, opening the golden decade for the country with several top 10 placings ( 2004 Sakis Rouvas 3rd, 2006 Anna Vissi 9th, 2007 Sarbel 7th, 2008 Kalomira 3rd , 2009 S. Rouvas 7th, 2010 Alkaios 7th, 2011 Lukas Yiorkas 7th,) among which and its first victory in 2005 represented by Helena Paprizou herself.

At the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 , the duo represented Greece with the entry  “(I Would) Die For You” which achieved the country’s best result in its history until that point by coming 3rd in Conpenhagen, Denmark.


Angelo D.

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