According to Giorgos Dalaras, the best Greek singer was not Haris Alexiou

According to Giorgos Dalaras, the best Greek singer was not Haris Alexiou
According to Giorgos Dalaras, the best Greek singer was not Haris Alexiou

Dallara was once asked to name the best female Greek singer and he did it in his own characteristic way.

Giorgos Dalaras always followed the course and development of his colleagues and was ready to give an interesting opinion about the best of the song.

Over the years, fans of Greek music got the impression that Dalaras and Alexiou were following parallel paths. Of course, mutual respect was a given, but this did not mean that Dalaras placed Haroula at the top of the singing pyramid.

When he was once asked to name the leading Greek singer of his time, he replied: “I will tell you one thing: In my life I would like to be the male Vitalis.”

Giorgos Dalaras considered Vitalis such a great voice and he was not the only one. Kotzam Panos Gavalas, known for his difficult criteria, almost fell down when he first heard Eleni Vitalis.

Vitali’s vocal abilities moved the most prominent teachers of the genre from Kazantzidis and Bithikotsis to Marinella.

Her route and repertoire may do her some injustice if one compares her with Alexiou’s performances and songs, without this meaning that her voice was inferior.

This folk performer who became famous in Thessaloniki with the festival “Manolio” in the mid-70s has since collaborated with the hottest folk composers as well as with all the creators of art song. She always gave the impression that she was moving on the sidelines of the glittering track, the spotlights slanted on her. She always had a way and ability to surprise even her colleagues who often expressed admiring comments about her voice.


The article is in Greek

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