Tuesday, April 08, 2008
I'll Play This Song For You As I Am Your Singer...
Haven't heard of Kostas Martakis?! Something tells me that's about to change very soon!
Kostas is only 23 and comes from Greece. After working as a model for some time he shot to fame on a reality tv program in Greece - "Dream Show." He instantly became a star and signed a record deal soon after his appearance.
His debut album was released in Greece and has had a number of hit singles from the album. He has become so popular in Greece that he recently took part in their National Final to represent Greece at Eurovision 2008.
When the song was originally presented to the press a rock/pop version was previewed. But both Kostas and his record label decided perform the dance version of the song. After a televote and jury vote Kostas ended up in 2nd place with 33.8% of the vote. Despite losing the competition the song has gone on to be a hit in Greece peaking at number 3 in the singles chart.
The great news is that there are currently plans to release an international english alum this year! I am extremely excited for an english album from Kostas and not just because it's sure to have lots of nice photos inside!
If you didn't hear his song for Eurovision you can check out the 3 different english versions below.