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Loukas Yorkas born in Aradippou, Cyprus, on 18 October 1986, is a Greek-Cypriot singer 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.[2] Loukas Yorkas 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.

Loukas Yorkas
Born (1986-10-18) 18 October 1986 (age 32)
OriginAradippou, Cyprus
GenresLaïko
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009-present
LabelsSony Greece, Minos EMI, Cobalt Music

Contents

CareerEdit

2008 - 2009: The X FactorEdit

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–presentEdit

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

DiscographyEdit

EPsEdit

  • 2009: Mazi (EP)

SinglesEdit

  • 2010: "Tha Peso, Tha Sikotho" (I will fall, I will rise)
  • 2011: "Watch My Dance" (feat. Stereo Mike)
  • 2011: "Gia Proti Fora" (For the first time)
  • 2012: "Ematha" (I learned)
  • 2013: "Eklapsa" (I cried)
  • 2014: "Mia Akoma Voutia" (One more plunge)
  • 2015: "Stin Ousia" (In essence)
  • 2017: "De Pao Sti Douleia" (I'm not going to work)
  • 2017: "Stoihima" (I bet)
  • 2018: "Ypokrinesai" (You're pretending)
  • 2019: "Ela Ilie Mou" (Come my sun)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MAD.gr: Ο Λούκας το γιορτάζει με ένα χρυσό δίσκο! Archived 2012-02-19 at the Wayback Machine (in Greek)
  2. ^ "Ο Λούκας Γιώρκας επιστρέφει στα... θρανία του Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών". patrasevents.gr. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  3. ^ Floras, Stella (11 January 2011). "Greece: Newcomers to fight for the ticket to Dusseldorf". ESC Today. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
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