Georgios Kalpakidis

From M3P
Jump to: navigation, search

Template:Clear

STUB

This page is a stub

Stub pages are like acorns. The first seed has been planted, but you can help them grow! There may, for example, also be other M3P resources linking to it. You can help by expanding this page.

Georgios Kalpakidis

Georgios Kalpakidis (aka Gorgi) is a Greek songwriter and former journalist, Radio & TV host, who lives in Thessaloniki. Born on 27 April, 1978. He started his radio work at the age of 13 and continued his career on the media field until 2015. He made his television debut as a host on Europe One channel, with a show called “Join me” and also started appearing as a guest host in several projects over the next few years, on other local stations. His breakthrough came in middle 2006, when a new contract brought him to one of the biggest national networks, Macedonia TV. It was during Eurovision period in Athens, where he was given the task to cover the event and report daily on live TV. His ESC ‘06 " special, was noted as one of the shows with the highest ratings of the year.

Georgios has been covering the Eurovision Song Contest as a journalist for radio and TV stations, magazines and newspapers from 2000 until 2008. He's also starred in two Horror films in 2009 and 2010, directed by Nick Samaras. His musical steps began in 2003 when he decided to enter an online Remix contest. He was the winner of the competition, having scored the maximum points, awarded by the voters who chose his rendition of the original “Adrenaline” by singer Maria Louiza Vasilopoulou (aka MLV). Even though it was announced that the prize would be a collaboration with the artist on her next album, MLV was dropped by her label therefore Georgios didn’t receive his reward. The next year would mark the beginning of a still ongoing course, in the Eurovision Song Contest field. Gorgi counts several entries in national selections, all over Europe.

List of Gorgi's Eurovision NF entries:

  • 2004 EVA - Be my baby (10/18 in Lithuania's Eurovision Final)
  • 2005 EVA & CESLOVAS GABALIS - I'll be there (8/20 in Lithuania's Eurovision Final 2005)
  • 2008 MY MAGIC - Lady (lyrics by Stefan Engel), (5/10 in Lithuania's Eurovision Semifinal)
  • 2008 NIKKI KAVANAGH - Destiny (Top 40 in Ireland's Eurovision Preselection)
  • 2008 CRYSTINA MAEZ - Nuestro Destino (Lyrics by Santana, Loredo), (Spain's Eurovision MySpace Choice)
  • 2009 NASTY LADIES - For once in my life (Poland's Eurovision Preselection)
  • 2009 TIKA PATSATSIA - Miracle (4/10 in Georgia's Eurovision Final)
  • 2010 AUDRIUS ZAVADSKIS - Right Now (8/11 in Lithuania's Eurovision Semifinal)
  • 2010 NIKKI KAVANAGH - Sacred fortune (7th in Ireland's Eurovision Selection - 2nd runner up)
  • 2011 EVELYN ZANGGER- Who do you love? (Switzerland's Eurovision Selection)
  • 2011 NATALIA WOHLER - Voulez Vous (Switzerland's Eurovision Selection)
  • 2011 MARCEL ROSCA - Voulez Vous (Moldova's Eurovision Selection)
  • 2011 AURELIJA SLAVINSKAITE - The End (11/14 in Lithuania's Eurovision Semifinal)
  • 2011 TANIA TAVARES - Se esse dia chegar (Lyrics by T.Tavares, N.Valerio) (10/12 in Portugal’s Eurovision Final)
  • 2012 GEORGE KOLDUN - Heavy on my heart (Music: G.Koldun / Lyrics: Gorgi) (Belarus Eurovision selection)
  • 2012 KAYA - First time (13/16 in Malta's Eurovision Final)
  • 2012 MARIANA MIHAILA - Live on forever (Lyrics: Aidan O' Connor / Music: Gorgi) (12/21 in Moldova's *Eurovision Final)
  • 2012 DAR - Home (Music: Gorgi & Arvydas Mantinenas / Lyrics: Gorgi) (2/14 in Lithuania's Eurovision Final)
  • 2012 DONATA VIRBILAITE - Superman (Music: Andreas Anastasiou / Lyrics: Gorgi) (8/9 in Lithuania's Semifinal)
  • 2013 DAR - Jump! (Music: Gorgi & A. Martynenas / Lyrics: Gorgi) (4/7 in Lithuania's Eurovision Final)
  • 2013 SAMANTA TINA & VUDIS - Hey chiki mama (Music: A.Martinenas / Lyrics: Gorgi) (4/8 in Lithuania's Eurovision Quarterfinal) * 2013 IVAN BUSLAY - Looking for love (Belarus Eurovision Selection)
  • 2014 VAIDAS BAUMILA - Worlds apart (Music: Gorgi & Yaron Malachi / Lyrics: Gorgi) (4/12 in Lithuania's Eurovision Selection) * 2015 KAYA - In and out of love (Music & Lyrics: Georgios Kalpakidis / Erik Rydmark) (Switzerland's Eurovision Selection)
  • 2015 ANASTASIA LIBEROS - Unicorn (Music: Gorgi, Ylva Persson, Linda Persson, Michalis Antoniou / Lyrics: Gorgi (Cyprus Eurovision Project)
  • 2016 PRIZA - Rewind (Music: Georgios Kalpakidis, Mickey Huskic / Lyrics: Georgios Kalpakidis) (Eurovision Moldova 2016)
  • 2016 ANNA GULKO - Never let go (Music: Georgios Kalpakidis, Will Taylor / Lyrics Nikos Sofis) (Eurovision Moldova 2016)
  • 2016 CORAZON - Falling glass (Music & Lyrics: Georgios Kalpakidis, Jonas Gladnikoff, Sara Ljunggren) (Eurovision Malta 2016)

Other Gorgi's participations in Festivals:

  • 2004 EVA - Be my baby (Sunflower Festival Zrenjanin, Serbia) Finalist

List of Gorgi's other music projects/releases:

  • 2002 GORGI - (Is there) Anyone out there (Duran Duran cover) Promo only
  • 2003 MLV - Adrenaline (Free Your Mind Remix) (1st prize in Online Contest)
  • 2006 EVA - Isimylejus tave (ZET records album release) (I'll be there / Busiu ten / Istripstu tenai / Make it right)
  • 2007 GORGI - On my own 3rd place at the 1st B.O.S. World Contest, Romania (Singing/Music/Lyrics)
  • 2008 CHRISTIAN DEUSSEN - Lady (Remix)
  • 2009 GORGI - Original Soundtrack for the 32nd International Short Film Festival (Drama, Greece)
  • 2009 ALEKS VOLASKO - Fant * 2010 FILIPA AZEVEDO - Ha dias assim / Official Remix of Portugal's ESC entry (written by A. Madureira)
  • 2010 VILIJA MATACIUNAITE - Lyg pasaka (Music: Gorgi / Lyrics: V.Mataciunaite)
  • 2011 VUDIS - Gimme your love (Music: Vudis / Lyrics: Gorgi)
  • 2011 JAN JOHANSEN - It's not real (Gorgi's Emperor Remix)
  • 2011 ALEJANDRO SANCHEZ - Es logico (2011) Lyrics: Jose Juan Santana Rodriguez / Music: Gorgi
  • 2011 JOE JONAS - Love slayer (Gorgi's King-of-sorrow Remix)
  • 2011 VUDIS & BARTAS - Brand new day * 2012 KAYA - Lonely day (Music: Gorgi / Lyrics: Aidan O' Connor)
  • 2012 VICKY CORNICK - Hear what I say
  • 2012 GEORGE KOLDUN - Hypnotized (Music: G.Koldun / Lyrics: Gorgi)
  • 2012 DAR - Anytime (Music: A.Martinenas / Lyrics: Gorgi)
  • 2012 GEORGE KOLDUN - Song with no name (Music: G.Koldun / Lyrics: Gorgi)
  • 2012 DAR - Take me far (Music: A.Martinenas / Lyrics: Gorgi)
  • 2012 DAR - Everybody knows (Music: A.Martinenas / Lyrics: Gorgi)
  • 2012 NIKOS KARAKALPAKIS - Turning the tide
  • 2013 G. KOLDUN & A. SEVERENKO - Hold me close (Music: G. Koldun / Lyrics: Gorgi)
  • 2013 SILVA HAKOBYAN - Leave a light on)
  • 2015 DAUMANTAS - I come undone (Music: Arvydas Martynenas / Lyrics: Georgios Kalpakidis)

List of Gorgi's Filmography (Credited as George Kalpakidis):

  • 2009 Greek Psycho Cannibal (Guy in car)
  • 2010 Conspiracy of blood (Evil stepbrother)

{{DEFAULTSORT:Kalpakidis, Georgios}