Greek Idol (season 2)

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Greek Idol
Season 2
Broadcast from 19 February – 25 June 2011
Judges Petros Kostopoulos
Elli Kokkinou
Kostas Kapetanidis
Host(s) Roula Koromila
Broadcaster Alpha TV
Winner
Panagiotis Tsakalakos
Origin Greece
Song "Poli Mou Paei"
Genre(s) Rock
Runner-up
Malou Kiriakopoulou
Chronology

The second season of Greek Idol premiered on 19 February 2011[1] and concluded on 25 June 2011, on Alpha TV.

Changes[edit]

Judges[edit]

Following the end of season one, Dimitris Kontopoulos and Maro Theodoraki announced they would not reprise their roles as judges for the second season.[2] Kontopoulos came to the decision to walk away from the show citing the need for more time to focus on his work and music.[2] Maro Theodraki announced she would not return as well, citing scheduling issues with her work, while mentioning that the decision was mutual with Alpha TV.[2]

Following Kontopoulos and Theodoraki's departures, Alpha TV began actively seeking replacements. In September 2010, singer Elena Paparizou confirmed that Alpha TV had asked her to be a judge for season two, although she declined the offer saying she is still too young to judge her peers.[3] In October 2010, it was reported that singer Elli Kokkinou agreed to be a judge for the second season.[4] Alpha TV later announced on October 26, 2010 that the judges for the second season would be three instead of four, and would consist of Elli Kokkinou, Petros Kostopoulos, and Kostas Kapetanidis.[5]

Hosts[edit]

Following the conclusion of season 1, Anta Livitsanou announced she would not return for the second installment.[2] Roula Koromila was returned to host season 2.[5]

Way to the Top 15[edit]

Auditions[edit]

In order to audition for Greek Idol, participants must have been between 16 and 32 years old.[6] Auditions began in Nicosia, Cyprus in November 2010,[7] and continued in Athens and Katerini, Greece.[7] More than 5,000 people auditioned for the second season.[7]

Recall[edit]

Judges chose 100 participants out of those who auditioned.[6] At the recall rounds, the top 100 were narrowed down to the top 15 in three stages. During the first round, contestants were required to sing a song of their choice a cappella, with their fate being determined instantly in a sudden death scenario, narrowing down contestants to sixty. In the second round, contestants were required to forms groups, and were then assigned a song to sing in front of judges; their fates were revealed at the end of all performances, when they were split up into three rooms and learned their fates narrowing them down to thirty. In the third round, contestants were required to pick a song out of nineteen available, and perform it solo accompanied by a piano. Only six contestants could choose a specific song before it was taken off the list. After all performances, the judges narrowed them down to the top 15 which will perform in the live Greek Idol shows.

Live shows[edit]

Top 15 – Contestant's Favorite[edit]

Each contestant had to sing their favorite song, and were narrowed down to ten. Seven contestants passed to the next round by viewer votes, while judges could save three more contestants. The guest performer for this episode was Peggy Zina.

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Dimitris Tiktopoulos "It's My Life" Safe
2 Katerina Morena "To Fos Stin Psihi" Eliminated
3 Giorgos Xilouris "Eiani Stigmes" Safe
4 Marianna Malantzi "Rolling in the Deep" Eliminated
5 Chrisanthos Kanteres "Soma Me Soma" Eliminated
6 Keren Tamami "So What" Safe
7 Maria Theodotou "Kardia Mou Ego!" Safe
8 Konstantinos Frantzis "Wicked Game" Safe
9 Erofili Tzanou "Mia Kokkini Grammi" Safe
10 Katerina Koukouraki "Russian Roulette" Safe
11 Christos Tsoumanis "Rock 'N' Roll Sto Krevati" Eliminated
12 Aris Plaskassovitis "Light My Fire" Safe
13 Chrisa Bandeli "O Aggelos Mou" Eliminated
14 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Sex On Fire" Safe
15 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Je Veux" Safe

Top 10 – Love Songs[edit]

Each contestant had to sing a popular love song of their choice. The guest performers for this episode were Professional Sinnerz, Shaya featuring Mark F. Angelo, and Dimos Anastasiadis.

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Katerina Koukouraki "Mazi Sou" Safe
2 Aris Plaskassovitis "Just the Way You Are" Safe
3 Erofili Tzanou "Pali Tha Klapso" Safe
4 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Ma Den Teliosame" Safe
5 Keren Tamami "Holding Out for a Hero" Bottom Three
6 Maria Theodotou "Den Eisai Edo" Safe
7 Giorgos Xilouris "Mou Heis Kani Ti Zoi Mou Kolasi" Bottom Two
8 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Mad About You" Safe
9 Konstantinos Frantzis "Parafora" Eliminated
10 Dimitris Tiktopoulos "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Safe

Top 9 – Today's Hits[edit]

Each contestant had to sing a recently released song.

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Keren Tamami "Oti Aksizei" Safe
2 Katerina Koukouraki "Far from Everything" Eliminated
3 Aris Plaskassovitis "Makria (Gia Oso Zo)" Bottom Three
4 Dimitris Tiktopoulos "Mia Apo Ta Idia" Safe
5 Maria Theodotou "Baby It's Over" Bottom Two
6 Giorgos Xilouris "Kleista Ta Stomata" Safe
7 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Fila Me Akoma (Baciami ancora)" Safe
8 Erofili Tsanou "Rotisa" Safe
9 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Fuckin' Perfect" Safe

Top 8 – My Idol[edit]

Each contestant had to sing a song by their Idol.

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Roxanne" Bottom Two
2 Erofili Tsanou "Kaka Paidia" Bottom Three
3 Maria Theodotou "Sinavlia" Safe
4 Aris Plaskassovitis "Fly Me to the Moon" Safe
5 Dimitris Tiktopoulos "Kapoios S'Agapai" Eliminated
6 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Esy De Zeis Pouthena" Safe
7 Keren Tamami "The Best" Bottom Four
8 Giorgos Xilouris "Theos" Safe

Top 7 – Hits of 2000-2010[edit]

The contestants were supported by a live band for the first time and they each had to sing a song in Greek and English.

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Ola Afta Pou Fovamai" Bottom Two
2 Giorgos Xilouris "Mi Svinis Ta Fota" Safe
3 Keren Tamami "Tha Mai Allios" Eliminated
4 Maria Theodotou "Trexe" Safe
5 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Den Zitao Polla" Safe
6 Erofili Tsanou "Den Thelo" Bottom Three
7 Aris Plaskassovitis "Diskolos Keros Gia Pringipes" Safe
8 Malou Kiriakopoulou "This Love" Bottom Two
9 Giorgos Xilouris "Pictures of You" Safe
10 Keren Tamami "One Day in Your Life" Eliminated
11 Maria Theodotou "No One" Safe
12 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Vertigo" Safe
13 Erofili Tsanou "The Unforgiven" Bottom Three
14 Aris Plaskassovitis "Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)" Safe

Top 6 – Judges Choice[edit]

The songs were chosen by the judges and the contestants each had to sing a song in Greek and English.

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Erofili Tsanou "Fotia Sta Savvotvradia" Eliminated
2 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Flasaki" Safe
3 Aris Plaskassovitis "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" Safe
4 Malou Kiriakopoulou "I Agapi Argei" Safe
5 Giorgos Xilouris "Losing My Religion" Safe
6 Maria Theodotou "First Be a Woman" Bottom Two
7 Erofili Tsanou "Give It to Me Right" Eliminated
8 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" Safe
9 Aris Plaskassovitis "Ta Isiha Vradia" Safe
10 Malou Kiriakopoulou "A Night Like This" Safe
11 Giorgos Xilouris "Anapoda" Safe
12 Maria Theodotou "Adoni" Bottom Two

Top 5 – Greek Hits & Dedications[edit]

Each contestant had to sing a Greek hit as well dedicate another song to a loved one.

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Se Opion Aresoume" Safe
2 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Kalokairines Diakopes" Bottom Two
3 Giorgos Xilouris "Aniko Se Mena" Safe
4 Maria Theodotou "Thelo Konta Sou Na Meino" Safe
5 Aris Plaskassovitis "To Kalitero Psema" Eliminated
6 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Don't Speak" Safe
7 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Great Balls of Fire" Bottom Two
8 Giorgos Xilouris "Doro Gia Sena" Safe
9 Maria Theodotou "Theos An Einai" Safe
10 Aris Plaskassovitis "All Right Now" Eliminated

Top 4 – International Hits Remixed & Celebrity Duets[edit]

Each contestant had to sing a remixed version of a big international Hit-Song and secondly a duet with a Greek Performer.

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Maria Theodotou "It's My Life" Safe
2 Giorgos Xilouris "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Eliminated
3 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Hotel California" Bottom Two
4 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Like a Prayer" Safe
5 Maria Theodotou "Esy Pou Agapousa Tosa" (Duet with Manos Pirovolakis) Safe
6 Giorgos Xilouris "Oikogeniaki Ipothesi" (Duet with Giannis Vardis) Eliminated
7 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "O Paradeisos Den Ftiahtike Gia Mas" (Duet with Despina Olimbiou) Bottom Two
8 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Easy Lover" (Duet with Pinelopi Anastasopoulou & the Mamcitas) Safe

Top 3 – Midtempo, Ballads & Auditions[edit]

Each contestant had to sing 3 songs, of which one was a ballad, the other a Midtempo song and finally their first audition song on the show.

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Malou Kiriakopoulou "La Camisa Negra" Safe
2 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Bed of Roses" Safe
3 Maria Theodotou "Get the Party Started" Eliminated
4 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Ego Den Eimai Poiitis" Safe
5 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Tha Mas Poune Kai Malakes" Safe
6 Maria Theodotou "Lipame Eilikrina" Eliminated
7 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Amor Perfecto" Safe
8 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "You're the One That I Want" Safe
9 Maria Theodotou "Trava Skandali" Eliminated

Top 2 – Finale[edit]

Order Contestant Song Result
1 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Je Veux" Runner-up
2 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Fuckin' Perfect" Winner
3 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Rok Ballanda" (Duet with Andonis Vardis) Runner-up
4 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Tha Ekrago" (Duet with Andonis Vardis) Winner
5 Malou Kiriakopoulou "Poli Mou Paei" Runner-up
6 Panagiotis Tsakalakos "Poli Mou Paei" Winner

Elimination chart[edit]

Legend
Female Male Top 15 Top 10 Winner
Safe Safe First Safe Last Eliminated
Stage: Top 15 Finals
Week: 4/16 4/25 4/30 5/7 5/21 5/28 6/4 6/11 6/18 6/25
Place Contestant Result
1 Panagiotis Tsakalakos Viewers Btm 2 Btm 2 Btm 2 53,8%[8]
2 Malou Kiriakopoulou Viewers Btm 2 46,2%
3 Maria Theodotou Viewers Btm 2 Btm 2 Elim
4 Giorgos Xilouris Viewers Btm 2 Elim
5 Aris Plaskassovitis Viewers Btm 3 Elim
6 Erofili Tzanou Judges Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
7 Keren Tamami Judges Btm 3 Btm 4 Elim
8 Dimitris Tiktopoulos Viewers Elim
9 Katerina Koukouraki Viewers Elim
10 Konstantinos Frantzis Judges Elim
11-15 Marianna Malantzi Elim
Chrisa Bandeli
Katerina Morena
Chrisanthos Kanteres
Christos Tsoumanis

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (16 February 2011). "Greek Idol - The auditions" (in Greek). Music.net.cy. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Staff (July 30, 2010). "Εκτός Greek Idol 2 Κοντόπουλος - Θεοδωράκη" (in Greek). Star Channel. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ Mastrogiannis, Tasos (September 3, 2010). "Έλενα Παπαρίζου - Στην κριτική επιτροπή του "Greek Idol";" (in Greek). Yupi.gr. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ Staff (October 22, 2010). "Η Έλλη Κοκκίνου στο "Greek Idol 2";" (in Greek). Star Channel. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Staff (October 26, 2010). "Κοκκίνου - Κωστόπουλος - Καπετανίδης στο "Greek Idol"" (in Greek). Star Channel. Retrieved October 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Staff (16 November 2010). "To Greek Idol αρχίζει από την Κύπρο" (in Greek). Music.net.cy. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
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  8. ^ http://www.newsit.gr/default.php?pname=Article&art_id=84581&catid=12

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