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Mihalis Rakintzis
Born 3 April 1957 (1957-04-03) (age 64)
Origin Athens, Greece
Genres New wave, classic rock, alternative rock, Power Metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Years active 1987–present

Mihalis Rakintzis (Greek: Μιχάλης Ρακιντζής) is a Greek singer. He was born in Athens, on 3 April 1957, and studied Mechanical Engineering in Great Britain. From 1982 to 1985, he participated at a rock group called Scraptown. After three albums & a maxi-single Scraptown split up and Rakintzis started a solo career.

Readers of the music magazine Popcorn voted him "Best singer of the Year" in 1991. Mihalis Rakintzis worked with international stars such as Ian Gillan from Deep Purple, rocksinger Bonnie Tyler and Wee Papa Girl Rappers. He has also written songs for other Greek artists, such as Paschalis, Eleni Dimou, Dimitris Kontolazos, Sophia Arvaniti, Stelios Dionisiou, and Vassilis Karras.

Mihalis participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn with the song "S.A.G.A.P.O." (I Love You) which took the 17th place.

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