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|Biography / Биография|
|Ever since he was a little boy he had a restless character. Not
only he was interested in music but in sports as well. Despite the fact he was a fanatic
supporter of Olympiakos F.C., he found himself playing soccer at Panathinaikos F.C. junior
team, but still wearing a red shirt underneath. Under the coaching of Mimis Domazos, he
played for a year and then turned on at karate and basketball. His primary contact with
music and theater came at the 'Happy Village', a summer camp in Varimpompi (area near
Athens), were he participated for 4 years at all music and theater activities both as a
camper and leader of the campers. That place learned him the meaning of team spirit,
organising and working. He gave up on school at the age of 16 to study electronics in a
private school, from where he graduated and got a degree.
His first appearance on a TV show was back at 1989, when he was presented at the TV show called 'Come To The Light', aired at the 2nd national TV network. This show was practicly the first greek reality show, as out of 1.500 young actors, singers and dancers and after convincing a proffesional comitee, only 20 made to the finals. George -Vasiliou(then)- was one of them. He earned and won the opportunity to study, dance with Daniel Lomel, acting with Niki Triantafilidou, music with George Hatzinasios while other great artists from his field of interests (such as Minoas Volonakis and Lakis Lazopoulos) taught him out of their own experiences.
During summer of the same year, he succesfully enters the Minoas Volonakis audition for the classic greek drama of Sofoklis, 'Antigone', starring Aliki Vougiouklaki (the ever unforgetable greek actor). Composer was another greek giant, Mikis Theodorakis. Rehearsals lasted over 2 months and the opening took place at the ancient theatre of Epidavros. This ancient drama participation, at the age of 17, was and still is one of the greatest experiences of his life. He was the youngest participation for the time, not only in a historic play but in a historic place as well.
During the same summer he decides to change his course from theater to music. Not hesitating to enter another audition that held in a night stage named 'TUNNEL', he got the job again, as a singer this time. In summer of 1991 he participates in concerts all over Greece along with, the upcoming star at the time, Christos Dantis. Right after summer, on September, George and the composer Avet Kizirian enter contest at Thessaloniki's Music Festival with the song 'You Don't Want Me Dare'. This year 2 young music stars begin to shine... George Alkaios and Sakis Rouvas. That is the time when George Vasiliou becomes... George Alkaios. George wins the first singing prize and starts his carrier... on his return in Athens he signs with B.M.G. records.
George will not rest in his singing success, so he took live
action in both music and lyrics composition. Before the release of his first personal
music album George writes songs for other artists. Songs for commercials, even for a world
wide refreshment. But above all, songs that lasted in time and continue their succes till
|His outstanding success in combination with his low profile
character, were the reasons he had so many proposals from record companies after his
contract with B.M.G. expired. After 3 months of negotiating and talking, Dimitris
Giermenitis and George Polichroniou directors of Sony Music, signed George Alkaios with
their company. The first record with the new company, titled 'silent sounds', shoked the
whole coyntry. His extreme photos along with his new look made the record gold in less
than 24 hours. 4 new records were to come. All of them golden and 2 platinum.
In year 2003 after the expiration of his latest contract with Sony Music, which was right after his contract with B.M.G., George decided to sign with a greek music company rather than an international one. Alpha Records offered him the opportunity of music creation which made him to accept the collaboration. Not only his new contract but his new album as well, persisting of 12 new songs in a DVD package, made some real noise. The same record company, a year after, released a special edition of this album with a 2 hour DVD dedicated to his artistic presence(songs, video clips and amateur videos of his concerts).
Famous personalities from all fields (singers, actors, models, presenters, journalists) talk about him. George Alkaios after 15 years in the music world decides to change chapter in his music creation. He created a new music profile, carrying and transfering a different emotion through every new song. some thing he had always done despite of the music style.
George's reputation has
spread out of Greece; he is very popular in Greek communities all over the world. He is
one of the few Greek artists who hold the record: for the last ten years he is performing
without interruption in Cyprus, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Australia and the U.S.A.
OPA performance can be seen here.
|Lyrics / Текст песни|
nihtes mou palies
Thipsala oi anaminseis eginan ki aftes
Lipes kai fones
Ki afisa se mia gonia
Ekapsa to htes
Vazo mia fotia s’ola ta palia
Ekapsa to htes
|I burnt the past
my old nights,
memories also, became shivers
Memories and voices
and I left in a corner
I burnt the past
my old nights,
I'm throwing into flames, dreams and nightmares
too much lies
seem like a silent movie
that I watch no more
I set a fire to all past events
I'll change everything and I'll scream that:
what's past is forgotten
and everything restarts once again
I burnt the past
my old nights,
I start from zero point
even if you don't want me to
Too much lies
I payed what I owed
and had lent
|Latest News / Новости|
|1 Christos Hatzinasios - Illusion
2 Sunny Baltzi & Second Skin - Game of Life
3 Manos Pyrovolakis - Kivotos tou Noe (Noe's Arc)
4 George Alkaios & Friends - OPA
5 George Karadimos - Polemao (Fight)
6 Melisses - Kinesos (Chinese)
7 Katerina Avgustakis - Enjoy the Day - disqualified
8 Emigre - Touch me Deep Inside
9 Eleftheria Eleftheriou - Tables are Turning - disqualified
|26/02 After series of scandals connected with leakage of participating songs to the internet, disqualifications of Katerine Avgoustakis and Elefteria Eleftheriou entries, today Greek broadcaster ERT was forced to publish all participating entries in Greek preselection on it's official site.||После серии скандалов, связанных с публикацией участвующих песен в интернете, дисквалификаций заявок Катерины Августакис и Элефтерии Элефтериу, сегодня греческий телеканал ERT был вынужден опубликовать все участвующие в греческом отборе композиции на своем сайте.|
|09/02 Greek broadcaster ERT has announced disqualification of one of participants of the national preselection. Remix for Katerina Avgoustakis entry has been available in the internet since last November, and, as national preselection rules prohibit any public publication of the preselection entries prior to the first presentation show on March 5, the broadcaster has taken the decision to disqualify the entry.||Греческая телекомпания ERT приняла решение о дисквалификации одной из участниц национального отбора. Ремикс на песню Катерины Августакис был доступен в интернете с ноября прошлого года, а поскольку правила национального отбора запрещают какую либо публикацию песен до их официальной презентации 5го марта, телекомпания была вынуждена снять композицию с отбора.|
|08/02 Titles of songs and running order of performances in Greek final to be held at 22:00, on Friday, March, 12 were released. It will be broadcast live by state television channel NET. The Greek candidates will perform their songs before Greek audience in a special program on Friday, March, 5.||Объявлены названия песен и порядок выступлений в национальном финале греческого отбора, который состоится в 22.00 местного времени в пятницу, 12го марта и будет транслироваться государственным телеканалом NET. Презентация песен греческих кандидатов пройдет в специальной программе в пятницу, 5го марта.|
|21/01 Greek national final has finally got it's date, it has been set for Friday, March 12 and will take place in ERT Studios. As earlier reported, after one withdrawal it will feature 9 acts. Final can be attended with special invitations, which among others are available for OGAE members from any country. As ESCKaz has informed, the songs taking part will be previewed by ERT in a special show on 5th of March.||Греческий национальный финал получил, наконец, свою дату, он назначен на 12е марта и пройдет в студии ERT. Как ранее сообщалось, после снятия одной заявки, в нем осталось 9 песен. Посетить шоу можно по специальным приглашениям, которые помимо прочего доступны всем членам клубов ОГАЕ любой страны. Как писал ESCKaz, песни, принимающие участие в отборе будут презентованы ERT в специальном шоу, которое будет показано 5го марта.|
|15/01 On Saturday 27th of February, during a special TV program Greek broadcaster ERT will present the 9 songs that will compete in the national final, which is scheduled for mid-March. The show will be prerecorded and the shooting will take place in the coming days in the studios of ERT. After the first presentation, the songs will be rotated on radio and TV stations in the country for the public to get familiar with them prior to the NF. Show hosts of the evening will be Despina Fagkra and Demetra Agkriotou, journalists of ERT. The names of presenters of the national final are yet to be determined.||В субботу, 27го февраля, во время специального телешоу греческая телекомпания ERT презентует 9 песен, которые примут участие в финале национального отбора, намеченном на середину марта. Шоу будет показано в записи, его съемки пройдут в ближайшие дни в студии ERT. После первой презентации, участвующие песни будут ротироваться на радио и телеканалах страны для того, чтобы публика могла с ними познакомиться до отбора. Ведущими презентации будут Деспина Фагкра и Деметра Агкриоту, журналисты ERT. Имена ведущих национального финала пока не определены.|
|13/01 The candidates to compete at the Greek final for the selection of the singer to represent Greece at the Oslo Eurovision Song Contest were reduced by one. Despina Ritsi announced her decision to walk out of the Greek national final, because she does not have enough time to prepare her candidacy. She said that her obligations in France as well as her difficulty to choose an appropriate song within the deadline given forced her to withdraw her candidacy.||Число кандидатов на участие в греческом национальном отборе уменьшилось на одного человека. Деспина Рицци объявила о снятии своей заявки с отбора, поскольку у нее не было достаточно времени подготовить свою конкурсную песню. Она заявила о том, что ее обязательства во Франции и сложность с подбором подходящей песни в установленные сроки не позволяют ей принять участие в национальном финале и она вынуждена отозвать свою кандидатуру.|
Greek broadcaster ERT has published
official list of participants of national preselection for Eurovision Song Contest 2010,
proposed by local record labels.
Alkaios & Friends (Friends Music Factory) (site, facebook)
Katerine Avgoustakis took part in Belgian preselections 2002 and 2006, Eleftheria Eleftheriou tried in 2006 for Cyprus. You can find more about the entrants watching their recent videos here.
The Greek final will take place in late February and it's art-director will be Fokas Evangelinos. Winner will be chosen by 50-50 jury and televoting. The songs will be presented in February through special broadcast on ERT.
телекомпания ERT опубликовала
официальный список участников национального
отбора на Евровидение 2010, предложенных местными
Alkaios & Friends (Friends Music Factory) (site, facebook)
Katerine Avgoustakis принимала участие в бельгийских отборах 2002 и 2006, Eleftheria Eleftheriou пробовалась в 2006 в отборе Кипра. Вы можете получить дополнительную информацию об участниках, просмотрев их недавние клипы здесь и на русском здесь.
Финал греческого отбора пройдет в конце февраля и его арт-директором станет Фокас Евангелинос. Победитель будет выбран смесью жюри и телезрителей. Песни будут представлены в феврале в специальной программе ERT.