Andreas Leontas a Cypriot finalist walked away as the winner at this year’s X Factor Greek Final which aired on July 8th on Skai channel, which after some years rebooted the franchise for the talent format airing to the Greek public.

In the final which went on for 5-hours third place went to Stereo Soul and then we were left with the last two acts.

Giorgos Theofanous, the X Factor judge, was very buoyant with his two male acts being left in the competition.

The sing-off gave us our finalists Ian Stratis and Andreas Leontas, who gave us their song performances on the night.

Leontas, a Cypriot singer/song-writer born in Nicosia, who eventually piped his rival to the title, performed the song ‘Theos An Einai’. He beat off fellow finalist and subsequent runner-up Stratis who gave us his live version of the song ‘Gorilla’.

He won a record contract which resulted in him signing up to FeelGood Records and was given a car to drive away.

#XFactorGR has been a big part of the Greek television schedule every Friday night since the re-boot series was re-launched in February.

The host Sakis Rouvas again was a returnee, to the franchise.

The long-time judge, Cypriot song-writer Theofanous along with Peggy Zina, Tamta and Onirama lead-vocalist Thodoris Marantinis completed the judging panel line-up.

Backstage hosting was by Evaggelia Aravani.

We all at LGR wish him well and can’t wait to get our hands on his first single! A little teaser reveals his debut song, a definitely up-tempo Pop Laiko, called ‘Protos Rolos’.

Once we have it you’ll be certainly amongst the first to hear it on the LGR air-waves.

Article written by Tony Neophytou