Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Greece - Rise Up - Freaky Fortune ft. RiskyKidd

Digital release image
20 - 35 pts / 7 - 74 in semi 2
Rise Up by Freaky Fortune ft. RiskyKidd is the Greek entry for Copenhagen.
The self penned song has been released through iTunes and Amazon in several territories (Panik records)
A 1-track promo is issued, it includes the Eurovision version and comes in a long folder sleeve (see pic below)
Listen and watch here at MadTV's Youtube.

Freaky Fortune are Nikolas Raptakis and Teo Pouzmpouri (Νικόλα Ραπτάκη and Θεόφιλο Πουζμπούρη).
RiskyKidd is a Greece born rapper from the U.K.
Freaky Fortune have been a duo since 2011 and released their debut single Our Destiny a year later. Follow up singles Stronger and This Summer This Life were radio hits in Greece.
In 2012 RiskyKidd had a club hit with a cover of Rick James' All The Time, a track by Playmen ft. Helena Paparizou, Courtney Parker and RiskyKidd.

Promo sleeve
Digital EP
Four versions are released on a digital EP on May 26.
The pack has the Eurovision version, radio version. Summer Nostalgia remix and Jazz version.
(Panik records / Minos)

Rise Up - Eurovision version
- on the official Copenhagen CD
Rise Up - Radio version (first version)
- digital release
Rise Up - Summer Nostalgia remix
- Freaky Fortune's Youtube, digital release
Rise Up - Jazz version
- on FF's Youtube, digital release
Rise Up - karaoke version
- on the official karaoke album, digital release

Ireland top 100: 73, -
Austria top 75: 67, -
Sweden Digilistan top 60 (Digital sales charts): 32, 52, -
U.K. top 200: 110

More Greece
Greece hasn't missed a final since the semi final system was introduced and only missed out on the top 10 once in the past 10 years. (now that's changed in CPH, ed.)
In Malmö the promise of free booze took the bearded Koza Mostra and moustachiod Aganthonas Iakovidis to to number 6.
In 2009 Sakis Rouvas tried to repeat his 2004 no. 3 success but This Is Our Night ended 4 places lower.
Giorgos Alkaios and his Friends Opa'd to no. 8 in 2010. Watch My Dance by Loucas Yiorcas and Stereo Mike ended 7th in 2011. 2012's Aphrodisiac by Eleftheria Eleftheriou despite having like 140 oh's, ended only 17th.

Links and sources
Freaky Fortune FB, Special Rise Up! FB
RiskyKidd FB
Thanks to Jean-François and to Bastiaan.


  1. This is one of the worst entries this year, honestly. And one of the worst Greek participations too.

    1. I totally disagree on both accounts. Please don't be anonymous when you post comments.