Loukas Giorkas

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Loukas Yiorkas
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Background information
Born (1986-10-18) 18 October 1986 (age 28)
Origin Larnaca, Cyprus, Athens Greece
Genres Contemporary laiko
Years active 2009-present
Labels Sony Music Greece, Minos EMI

Loucas Yiorkas (Greek: Λούκας Γιώρκας; Greek pronunciation: [ˈlukas ˈʝorkas]; born in Larnaca, Aradippou, Cyprus, on 18 October 1986), is a Greek-Cypriot singer and model and the winner of the first season of the Greek version of the television talent series The X Factor. In September 2009 he released his first EP album, Mazi, which attained gold status.[1] He studies Biology at the University of Patras. Giorkas represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany along with Stereo Mike with the song "Watch My Dance", placing seventh with 120 points.

Career[edit]

2008–2009: The X Factor[edit]

The path in the show:

  • Live 1 - "Eho Mia Agapi"
  • Live 2 - "Runaway"
  • Live 3 - "Agapi Ti Diskolo Pragma"
  • Live 4 - "S' Anazito Sti Saloniki"
  • Live 5 - "Bang Bang"
  • Live 6 - "Gia To Kalo Mou"
  • Live 7 - "I Balanta Tou Kir Mentiou"
  • Live 8 - "Instabile"
  • Live 9 - "Erotiko"
  • Live 10 - "Baby Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
  • Live 11 - "San Planodio Tsirko" (First Song)
  • Live 11 - "Party" (Second Song)
  • Live 12 - "Didimotiho Blues" (First Song)
  • Live 12 - "Agriolouloudo" (Second Song)
  • Final: "Ladadika" (first song), "Piretos", (second song), "Party" (final song)

2010–present[edit]

On 11 January 2011, Greece's Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) announced that Yiorkas was one of six participants in a national final to select Greece's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.[2] Loucas placed 7th with 120 points, but on the public televote he placed 3rd with 176 points.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 2009: Mazi (EP)

Singles[edit]

  • 2011: "Watch My Dance" (feat. Stereo Mike)
  • 2011: "Gia Proti Fora" (For The First Time)
  • 2012: "Ematha" (I learned)
  • 2013: "Eklapsa"

References[edit]

Preceded by
None
The X Factor (Greece)
Winner

2009
Succeeded by
Stavros Michalakakos
Preceded by
Giorgos Alkaios & Friends
with OPA!
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Stereo Mike)
2011
Succeeded by
Eleftheria Eleftheriou
with Aphrodisiac