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(born 1962) is a Greek singer, connected on several occasions with the Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union .Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song in the competition...
. In 1987 she appeared as a backing singer for the duo Bang. Efstratiou won the Greek national song contest in 1989, overcoming Greek superstar Anna Vissi
Anna Vissi , known as Anna Vishy in Cypriot Greek, is a Greek-Cypriot recording artist and actress...
, and represented Greece in Lausanne with To Diko Sou Asteri
. The song was placed 9th. In 1996, ERT selected her to represent Greece again, this time with the song Emis forame to himona anixiatika
Emis Forame To Himona Anixiatika was the Greek entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1996, performed in Greek by Mariana Efstratiou...
, but the song could only manage 14th place in Oslo. Efstratiou sang a number of songs in the semi-finals of the Greek national contest in 1998, none of which won.
She has worked with Mimmis Plessas
and she also starred on stage on several occasions. She has published 2 records and a promo cd single. On her debut album there's her cover of "Twist In My Sobriety
"Twist in My Sobriety" is a song written and recorded by Tanita Tikaram. Released as a single in 1988 from her debut album Ancient Heart, it was a top ten hit in many European countries, peaking at #2 in Austria and Germany, though it achieved only moderate success in the US and Australia.In 1996,...
", originally sung by Tanita Tikaram
Tanita Tikaram is a British pop/folk singer-songwriter, best known for the hits "Twist in My Sobriety" and "Good Tradition" from her 1988 debut album, Ancient Heart...
. She has also participated in the theatrical play Pornography
by Manos Hatzidakis. Currently, she is the lead singer of the jazz ensemble Nova Mood.
- 1982-Pornografia (music and songs from the play by Manos Hatzidakis.
- 1984-Big Alice (as a band with Costas Bigalis)
- 1984-I Miss You/maxi single
- 1985-Talk About Love/maxi single
- 1989-Kathe telos einai mia arhi
- 1993-Giro apo esena
- 1996-Emeis forame to heimona anoixiatika/promo single.