Katerine Avgoustakis is a Belgian solo singer and winner of the 2005 Star Academy show in Belgium. Avgoustakis was born on September 16, 1983, to a Greek father and a Belgian mother. She comes from a very musical family. Her grandfather wandered in Greece as a troubadour. Her father Michel, to this day cannot read music but he has played the guitar to a high standard since he was ten years old. He played his first concert when he was thirteen and has never stopped since. Later on he moved his musical microbe onto his three daughters. Katerine’s oldest sister Coby graduated at the Conservatorium in Maastricht where she studied classical piano. And her other sister, Sophie, has played the instrument ‘till the age of thirteen. After that Sophie became a singer in a well-known cover band. Also Katerine’s second cousin Alice has an enjoyable voice and her brother Claudio studies drums at the Conservatorium.
Katerine made her singing debut as a member of the band Indiana in 2002, with whom she participated with in the national final to represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 with the song "Imitation Love". Indiana failed to make it through the selection's semi-final round.
After leaving Indiana, she entered Star Academy in Flanders in 2005. She worked her way to the finale and won the contest and a record contract with Universal Music Belgium. Avgoustakis's debut single "New Day", released in July 2005 in Belgium, peaked at #2 in the Belgian UltraTop 50 chart. "New Day" was written and produced by Regi Penxten & Filip Vandueren, the team behind Milk Inc. Three months later, she received the TMF Flanders award for Best New National Artist for the song. Also the song was certified gold in Belgium. Her self-named debut album Katerine was released on November 14, 2005 in Belgium.
In 2006 Katerine was nominated for 3 TMF Awards: Best pop music national, best female artist national and best music video national. She won best pop music and best female artist, the award best music video national went to Nailpin, a Belgian rock band.
Katerine also won the first Belgian pre-selection for Eurosong 2006 on January 8, 2006 with the song "Watch Me Move".
The third single from her album Katerine, "Take Me Home", was released on April 4, 2006 in Belgium, with "Watch Me Move" as B-side. The next single "Catfight" was a quick follow-up and both "Take Me Home" and "Catfight" had very strong videos.
In 2007, Katerine was asked to the Belgian TV Program "Sterren op het Ijs" - a Belgian version of Stars on Ice, an opportunity she gladly accepted. She even made it to the final, but came in second. In May 2007, she released "Live Wire", the first single from her upcoming second album and the song's music video was her first 'computer animated' video.