Ellada Eheis Talento

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Ellada Eheis Talento
Ελλάδα Έχεις Ταλέντο
Ellada Eheis Talento logo.jpg
Genre Reality Talent Show
Created by Simon Cowell
Presented by Sophia Aliberti (1)
Christos Ferentinos (2–4)
Giorgos Lianos (5–)
Judges Vaggelis Perris (1–4)
Ilias Psinakis (1–3)
Matthildi Maggira (1–2)
Eugenia Manolidou (3–4)
Charis Christopoulos (4)
Sakis Tanimanidis (5–)
Maria Bakodimou (5–)
Giorgos Kapoutzidis (5–)
Country of origin Greece
No. of seasons 4
5 (Current)
No. of episodes 50 (as of October 2, 2017)
Production
Producer(s) Acun Medya
Release
Original network ANT1 (2007–12)
Skai TV (2017–)
Original release Original series:
March 23, 2007 – June 25, 2012
Revival series:
October 1, 2017 – present

Ellada Eheis Talento (Greek: Ελλάδα Έχεις Ταλέντο; English: Greece's Got Talent) is a Greek reality television series and is part of the Got Talent multinational franchise. In Greece for the first time premiered on March 23, 2007 and ended after 4 seasons on June 25, 2012 on the ANT1. On October 1, 2017 the show came back with the fifth season and for the first time from Skai TV.

It has been one of the most successful Greek TV shows over the 2007-2012. It is a talent show that features singers, dancers, magicians, comedians and other performers of all ages competing for the advertised prize of €100,000. From season 5 the advertised prize of €50,000. It did not only feature Greek people, but also ones from the Greek diaspora. Like the British format, the auditions take place in front of the judges and a live audience. At any time during the audition the judges may show disapproval to the act by pressing a buzzer which lights a red X near them. If all of the judges press their buzzers, the act ends immediately. To advance to the second round, participants need to get at least two positive votes or they would be sent home. From series 5, a new feature was added to the auditions, which had been previously used on Germany's Got Talent, called the "Golden Buzzer". Situated in the centre of the judge's desk, the Golden Buzzer allows a judge to effectively send a contestant(s) into the live semi-finals, regardless of the opinions of the other judges, if they felt that a contestant's performance was outstanding; when pressed, the judge's X turns gold and the stage is showered in gold glitter strips. However, as a general rule, they may only press it once and cannot press it again in later auditions. The semi-final and final shows are broadcast live from Athens.

Season summary[edit]

Season Premiere Finale Winner Network Host(s) Judging panel
Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3
1
March 23, 2007 June 15, 2007 Christos Zacharopoulos ANT1 Sophia Aliberti Ilias Psinakis Matthildi Maggira Vaggelis Perris
2
April 24, 2009 July 3, 2009 Kiss Madiam Christos Ferentinos
3
March 19, 2010 June 4, 2010 Nikos Georgas Eugenia Manolidou
4
March 25, 2012 June 25, 2012 Stelios Legakis Charis Christopoulos
5
October 1, 2017 December 2017
TBA
Skai TV Giorgos Lianos Sakis Tanimanidis Maria Bakodimou Giorgos Kapoutzidis

Seasons[edit]

Season 1 (2007)[edit]

The first season of Ellada Eheis Talento premiered on 23 March 2007 and ended on 15 June 2007. The winner of the first series was 12-year-old singer Christos Zacharopoulos.

Season 2 (2009)[edit]

The second season of the show started on 24 April 2009 and ended on 3 July 2009. The series was won by the band Kiss Madiam.

Season 3 (2010)[edit]

The show started on 19 March 2010 and concluded on 4 June 2010. It was won by 55-year-old singer Nikos Georgas .

Season 4 (2012)[edit]

ANT1 has announced that the show has been renewed for a fourth season. The show started on 25 March 2012. It was won by 14-year-old student Stelios Legakis, (singer/guitar player)

Season 5 (2017)[edit]

The fifth series premiered on October 1, 2017 on Skai TV. The host is Giorgos Lianos and the judges are Sakis Tanimanidis, Maria Bakodimou and Giorgos Kapoutzidis.

Golden Buzzer acts

Judge Name Act
Sakis Tanimanidis HPGC Singing group
Maria Bakodimou Christos Vasilakopoulos Dancer
Giorgos Kapoutzidis TBC TBC
Giorgos Lianos Alexandros Logothetidis Rapper

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