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Anna Vissi

Real name: Anna Vissi
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Anna Vissi (Greek: Άννα 'ίσση; born December 20, 1957) is a Cypriot-Greek singer, famous mainly in Greece, and her home country Cyprus, with success in the United States as well.

In 1980, Anna took part in the 25th Eurovision Song Contest representing Greece with the song Autostop, finishing 13th with 30 points. Two years later, she represented her native Cyprus at the 27th ESC with the song Mono i Agapi, which ended 5th with 85 points. Although the song Mono i Agapi was written by Anna Vissi herself, many people believe that Nikos Karvelas wrote it.

In the same year a new album was released called Travma that became gold in less than two weeks and three times platinum in only six months.

In November 2000 Vissi's new Greek album was released, entitled Kravgi, reaching double platinum status in just a couple of hours, breaking all the previous records. It finally became ] Platinum -- a double album with 24 new songs and a duet with Keti Garbi. Some months later, she started presenting a show with Keti and the boyband ONE in Fever Club, while she accepted the invitation of the Mayor of Athens to perform in the Parliament Square, at the celebrations of the New Year's Eve 2001.

In September 2005, Anna released a new Greek album titled Nylon. The album went Platinum with in 24 hours and peaked at number 1 on the IFPI Greek Top 50 charts. Shortly after in October 2005, the album was released as a dual disc, the first ever to be released in Greece. The dual disk featured special footage from her and Nikos Karvelas in the studio. On the CD Anna has a duet with the lead singer of the hip-hop group Goin' Through called Erota i Polemo (Love or War). The album is different than other albums Vissi has released with a more rock feel to it as well as a mix of other genres including rock, dance, ballads and hip hop. In Novermber 2005, she started performances at Club Votanikos in Athens, Greece with Goin' Through every Thursday to Sunday until March 2006.

Greek national broadcaster ERT chose Anna Vissi to represent Greece in Eurovision 2006. There were 4 songs to pick from, which Anna Vissi sang during a song selection show on 14 March 2006. The Greek viewers used televote and SMS messages along with a panel of judges to choose the song they want Anna Vissi to sing in Eurovision 2006. Two of the competing songs, were composed by Nikos Karvelas, namely Everything and Who Cares about Love, with Vissi herself writing the lyrics to Everything. The third song, A Beautiful Night was written by composing group Pegasos, better known as country group The Replete Bros, nominated in 2004 by the Country Music Association for the best international artist award. The last song, Welcome To The Party, was written by Greek composer Dimitris Kontopoulos. Everything was selected as the representative song of Greece. It won 47.79% of the votes. The day after the final, Vissi filmed the video clip. Her old record company Minos EMI has released a CD single of her two prior Eurovision entries Autostop and Mono I Agapi since she is participating in the contest again.

After her London concerts in 2006 and Greek tour, Anna Vissi toured Australia were she did 3 sold out concerts in Melbourne and Sydney with Kostantinos Christoforou in January 2007. In April 2007, Anna Vissi toured North America. She visited Chicago, New York, Altantic City, Connecticut (Foxwoods),Los Angeles, Montreal, and Toronto with Takis Zaharatos.



 


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