Eleni Foureira, the pop singer of Albanian origin who represented Cyprus last year in Eurovision with her song Fuego, and whose heritage was a controversy, participated in a DNA test sponsored by “My Heritage,” a DNA testing company during the Eurovision contest.

She was born in Albania and emigrated to Greece when she was a toddler. She often hid her heritage, given the open discrimination that Albanians and other foreigners faced in Greece.

Eventually, she revealed where she was born and where she came from, sharing that although born in Albania, she did have a Greek grandfather and the experience of growing up in Greece made her feel Greek.

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