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Famous Greek Singer Vicky Leandros Falls Off Stage in Germany

Vicky Leandros performing
Greek singer Vicky Leandros. Credit: Stefan Brending Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 de

World famous Greek singer Vicky Leandros tripped and fell off the stage during a concert in Hanover, Germany on Friday night.

According to German newspaper Bild, the Greek singer suddenly fell off the stage while singing one of her biggest hits, “I Love Life.” The stage was one meter (3.3 feet) high.

Security and people in the front row rushed to help Leandros get on her feet in that awkward moment. Luckily, the Greek singer was not injured or hurt and returned to the stage to resume her show.

“I stumbled onto the stage. Fortunately, I fell on my side,” she said speaking to Bild, and added: “I must have had a lot of guardian angels with me because I could have fallen on my head or broken anything. But I don’t even have a bruise or feel any pain.”

“This is the first time this has happened to me in my entire career. Falling off the stage is every singer’s nightmare,” Vicky Leandros said.

A pan-European star

Greek Singer Vicky Leandros was born Vassiliki Papathanasiou in Palaiokastritsa on the Greek island of Corfu on August 23, 1952. Her father, Leandros Papathanasiou, was a composer, and she started singing professionally early in life.

When her family moved to Germany in the late 1950s, she became singular Vicky. She was thirteen when she released her first single, “Messer, Gabel, Schere, Licht,” as Vicky in 1965. The song became a hit around Europe, and she was invited to represent Luxembourg at the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest.

She chose to sing “L’Amour Est Bleu,” a vocal version of the famed instrumental “Love Is Blue.” She finished fourth in the contest, but that was enough for the song to become a major hit across Europe. From then on, she had a career, with her father acting as her manager and often writing songs for her.

To maximize her appeal, she recorded songs in up to eight different languages in order to win as many fans as possible. She was offered a German television series Ich Bien that was broadcast in thirteen countries and won third place at the annual Montreux Television Awards in 1971.

After becoming a European superstar, she spread her wings to Japan, South Africa, the Middle East, and Canada. In Japan, she was a mega-star with hits like “Watashi No Sukina Chocolate” (“I Like Chocolate”) and covers of pop hits.

In 1972, she returned to the Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg, and this time, she clinched first place with the song “Apres Toi.” As a result, she managed to capture the difficult English audience with an English version of the Eurovision song “Come What May,” which attained second place in UK charts.

As if that wasn’t enough, she managed to get her own show, the BBC television series Music My Way. After conquering England, the Greek singer attempted to break into the US market with a country-rock album, Across the Water, but did not get very far with it.

Still going srong

In the late 1970s, Leandros’ impeccable sheen began to fade. She continued to release records and sing duets with famous male singers such as Demis Roussos and Johnny Hallyday. In 1986, Leandros announced her intention to take some time off to concentrate on her family.

She returned to action three years later with the Greek album Piretos Tou Erota, and over the next few years, she worked hard to reestablish herself. She had a few hits in the 1990s, including the German-language version of “My Heart Will Go On” from the movie Titanic.

The Greek singer remained successful throughout the 2000s. She also returned to Eurovision, performing her latest hit, “Don’t Break My Heart,” at the 2006 national finals. However, the song was not ultimately selected to go on to the international event. Nevertheless, she continues to perform and draw loyal audiences.

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