Tamta

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თამთა
Τάμτα
Tamta
Birth name Tamta Goduadze
Also known as Tamta
Born (1981-01-10) 10 January 1981 (age 34)
USSR
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Labels Minos EMI (2004-present)
Associated acts Midenistis, Sakis Rouvas
Website http://www.tamta.gr

Tamta Goduadze, (Georgian: თამთა გოდუაძე; Greek: Τάμτα Γκοντουάτζε) known simply as Tamta, is a Georgian-Greek pop singer, famous in Greece and Cyprus for her participation in Super Idol Greece, in which she placed second,[1] and for her later singles such as "Ftes" (Faraway, originally performed by Gala),Agapw (Wanna Play originally performed by RBD, "Den Telionei Etsi I Agapi", "Agapise Me", and "Tonight".

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Tamta was born and raised in Georgia, where she started singing at the age of five.[2]

Musical career[edit]

When Tamta was 22, she and her family relocated to Greece, where she decided to enter the singing competition Super Idol, a reality television show produced and presented by Mega Channel and based on the British show Pop Idol. She managed to take second place in the finals.

In January 2007, Hellenic Radio and Television (ERT), announced Tamta's participation in national final to be the Greek representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. She placed third of the three participants, and Sarbel went to the Contest.

Her latest album, Agapise Me, was released on May 16, 2007 and the first single is "Agapise Me" (Love me). More recently, she released a CD single titled "Mia Stigmi Esi Ki Ego/Ela Sto Rhythmo".The cd include a remix of RBD Wanna PlayTamta was make RBD famous in Greece from her singles Pame Parea Rebelde and Agapw Wanna Play.Later on 2008 the RBD's album Rebel's was bestselling cd of the month March.It includes the Greek version a duet with Tamta

In June 2008, Tamta said in an interview that she would like to represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.[3] Rumors also said that CYBC had been in contact with her since May. Greek media outlets also demanded that ERT choose Tamta to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 following suspicions of favoritism from Eastern Bloc countries in 2008 where Kalomoira finished in 3rd place.[1] The rumors did not materialize and ERT chose Sakis Rouvas for the 2009 Contest.

In early 2009, Tamta released the ballad "Koita Me" to radios as the first single from her upcoming album, which was released in March 2010. A music video was created and is directed by Konstantinos Rigos.[4] Three tracks of the upcoming album were produced with the help of students in the music department of the University of Westminster in London; they were chosen from a pool of 50 songs. Stereo Mike, who is a professor at the University, also had a role in the production of the album.[5] For the winter 2009-10 season Tamta is performing with Sakis Rouvas at The S Club.[6] She also released a new dance single called "Tharros I Alitheia" featuring Sakis Rouvas.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

All the albums listed underneath were released and charted in Greece and Cyprus.

Year Title Certification
2006 Tamta -
2007 Agapise Me -
2010 Tharros I Alitheia -

CD singles[edit]

Year Title Notes
2007 With Love -
2007 Mia Stigmi Esi Ki Ego/Ela Sto Rhythmo -

Singles discography[edit]

  • 2004: "T' Allo Mou Miso" (Stavros Konstantinou & Tamta)
  • 2006: "Ftais (Faraway)"
  • 2006: "Den Telionei Etsi I Agapi"
  • 2006: "Tornero/Tromero (MAD Version)" (Mihai Traistariu feat. Tamta)
  • 2006: "Einai Krima" (Tamta & Grigoris Petrakos)
  • 2007: "With Love"
  • 2007: "Agapise Me"
  • 2007: "Relax, Take It Easy/ Agapise Me (MAD Version)"
  • 2007: "Agapo (Wanna Play)" (Tamta featuring Akis Deiximos)
  • 2007: "Mia Stigmi Esi Ki Ego"
  • 2008: "Ela Sto Rhythmo"
  • 2008: "S' Opoion Aresei (...Dan Sonra)" (Stereo Mike feat. Tamta)
  • 2009: "Koita Me"
  • 2010: "Tharros I Alitheia" (Tamta feat. Sakis Rouvas)
  • 2010: "Egoista" (Tamta featuring Isaias Matiaba)
  • 2010: "Fotia"
  • 2011: "Tonight" (Tamta feat. Playmen & Claydee Lupa)
  • 2011: "Zise To Apistefto (Oblivion)"
  • 2012: "Niose Tin Kardia"
  • 2012: "Konta Sou"
  • 2013: "Pare Me"
  • 2013: "S' Agapao" (Midenistis feat. Tamta)
  • 2014: "Always Broken/Gennithika Gia Sena" (Tamta feat. Xenia Ghali)
  • 2015: "Den Ime O,ti Nomizis"

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2003 - 2004 Super Idol Herself Greek edition
Contestant
2nd place
2007 Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Herself Contestant
2nd place
2010 I Polykatoikia Singer Greek series season 3
Guest star
1 episode
2011 MadWalk - The Fashion Music Project Herself Hostess with Vicky Kaya
2014 -present The X Factor Herself Georgian edition
Season 1
Judge/Mentor

Music Videos[edit]

Year Title
2004 "T' Allo Mou Miso"
(featuring Stavros Konstantinou)
2006 "Ftais (Faraway)"
2006 "Den Teleionei Etsi I Agapi"
2006 "Einai Krima"
(featuring Grigoris Petrakos)
2007 "Agapise Me"
2007 "Agapo (Wanna Play)"
2007 "Mia Stigmi Esy Kai Ego"
2008 "Ela Sto Rythmo"
2009 "Koita Me"
2010 "Tharros I Alithia"
(featuring Sakis Rouvas)
2010 "Fotia"
2011 "Tonight"
(featuring Playmen)
2012 "Niose Tin Kardia"
2012 "Konta Sou"
2013 "Pare Me"
2013 "S' Agapao"
(featuring Midenistis)
2014 "Gennithika Gia Sena"
(featuring Xenia Ghali)
2015 "Den Ime O,ti Nomizis"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Media furious with Stockselius comments; Tamta to rescue".  Oikotimes, May 26, 2008. Retrieved on June 3, 2008
  2. ^ Floras, Stella (2007-03-25). "The Greek finalists speak to esctoday!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Tamta wants to represent Cyprus in 2009 Eurovision".  Oikotimes, June 2, 2008. Retrieved on June 3, 2008
  4. ^ Staff (April 2, 2009). "UPDATE: Το νέο video της Tamta έρχεται!" (in Greek). MAD TV. Retrieved April 3, 2009. 
  5. ^ Staff (October 20, 2009). "Η Τάμτα Συνεργάζεται με το University of Westminster" (in Greek). Music.net.cy. Retrieved October 22, 2009. 
  6. ^ Staff (November 4, 2009). "Σάκης Ρουβάς και Τάμτα σε συνεργασία on stage!" (in Greek). MAD TV. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  7. ^ Staff (2009-12-09). "Τάμτα και Σάκης Ρουβάς με hit dance single!" (in Greek). MAD TV. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 

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