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Despite the group's major success, their journey as Antique came to an end in 2003. Making one of her most difficult decisions ever, Helena decided to pursue her passion and her musical journey alone. This brought her to the dynamic team of Sony Music where she signed her first contract as a solo artist. In December 2003, she released her first single as a solo artist, "Anapandeetes Klisis" ("Missed Calls"), a song that was written especially for her by famous singer and songwriter Christos Dantis. Quite naturally, "Anapandeetes Klisis" became a major hit and remained at the top of airplay charts as well as the sales charts for a long time, reaching gold status. During the winter season of 2003-2004, Helena appeared beside one of Greece's biggest male singers, Antonis Remos, at Studio Pireos night club. In spring 2004, she released her first personal album Protereotita ("Priorities") from which "Antithesis", "Anamnisis", "Katse Kala" and "Stin kardia mou mono thlipsi" became major hits. Her major success brought her to Fever music night club for the winter season 2004-2005 alongside of Sakis Rouvas. Following her popularity in Greece, where she ended up spending more and more time, she became a popular choice to represent the country for a second time in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, in which she won the contest for Greece with "My Number One". It was the first time in the contest's history that Greece had won. This time she acted as a solo artist, but had backing vocals sung by Alexandros Panayi. She has admitted that Greek music had been something of an acquired taste for her, saying that the name "Antique" was probably a reflection of her childhood impression of it being something rather distant and old-fashioned, that she only really associated with her summer holidays in Greece.


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