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Vicky Leandros

Name:Vassiliki Papathanasiou
Born:23-8-1970
Nationality:Greek
   
National Finals:
ESC Entries:L’amour est bleu (1967)
Après toi (1972)
   
Website:http://www.vickyleandros.com/

Biography

Vicky Leandros, is a Greek singer with a long international career. In 1965 Leandros released her first single “Messer, Gabel, Schere, Licht”. This was the beginning of a successful career for her with her father as composer, manager and producer. In 1967 she received an offer to sing for Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest. She finished in fourth place but the song became one of the biggest worldwide hits of the year and was covered by other artists. She was shortly singing in eight languages with her albums, singles and EPs being sold all over the world. In 1972 she achieved worldwide fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Après Toi”, representing Luxembourg again.  Between 1965 and 2015 she released uncountable singles and albums, in several countriess and languages. On 15 October 2006 Vicky Leandros was elected town councillor of the Greek harbour town of Piraeus on the Pasok list. Her task concerned the Cultural and International development of Piraeus. She was also Deputy Mayor of Piraeus. It was announced in June 2008 that Leandros decided to leave her position in Greek politics with immediate effect stating that she had underestimated the work load and time needed to fulfil her political obligations and that it had become impossible to combine those duties with her singing career.

 

Entries

Country:Luxembourg
Year:1972
Language:French
   
Artist:Vicky Leandros
Song:Après toi
Lyrics:Klaus Munro
Yves Dessca
Composer(s):Mario Panas
Klaus Munro
Conductor:Klaus Munro
   
Backings:
Results 
Points:128
Position:1
Running order:17
Country:Luxembourg
Year:1967
Language:French
   
Artist:Vicky Leandros
Song:L’amour est bleu
Lyrics:Pierre Cour
Composer(s):André Popp
Conductor:Claude Denjean
   
Backings:
Results 
Points:17
Position:4
Running order:2
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