Eurovision Legends: Alex Panayi
The golden voice of Cyprus
Backup singer, solo artist, duet artist, vocal director, Alexandros Panayi has done it all when it comes to Eurovision, a show that he has followed and dreamed of since he was a small child. To most Eurovision fans he is best known for his two participations as the main act, in 1995 with the fiery "Sti fotia" and in 2000 with "Nomiza" together with Christina Argyri, but he has also been a backup singer behind many artists from several countries from as early as 1989 onwards, and today his main role is to be the vocal director for various Eurovision acts. He has also competed in the Cypriot national pre-selection multiple times. Together, Alex and Emil go through this extensive career in the Eurovision spotlight and shadows, and we are treated to many memories thereof, like when he in 2000 forged a great friendship with the Turkish delegation, despite the hostile relations between their two countries.