Greece: Vasilis Roxenos reported to join ARGO for Eurovision 2016

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The Greek band ARGO will represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song Utopian land. The band, which consists of six members, is expected to go through a change in the lineup in order to make the Eurovision performance more exciting as well as not breaching the EBU rules regarding the number of people allowed on stage.

The band is currently made of Vladimiros Sofianides, Christina Lachana, Konstantinos Topouzis, Alekos Papadopoulos, Maria Elbrus and Elias Kesides. However, the Greek news site Newsit reports that ERT plans to replace Elias Kesides with the dancer and singer Vasilis Roxenos in order to make the overall performance more spectacular and appealing.


Vasilis Roxenos (Photo:

Vasilis is a well-known dancer and currently takes part in the successful play Victor / Victoria in Greece. Meanwhile he will join the Greek preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest under the direction of Marias Lyraraki.

Elias Kesides will remain as a member of ARGO, be a part of the Greek delegation to Stockholm and will follow the Greek performance in the Eurovision Song Contest from the greenroom.

Greece will participate in the first half of the first semifinal that will take place on 10 May.

Stay tuned to for more news regarding Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016

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  • *MarioVision*

    I’m not sure at all if my country will manage to qualify to the grand Final once again
    & we will keep our record 4 always qualifying from the SF.
    To be honest i really don’t like *Utopian Land*.
    I don’t have it even in my top10 on the 1st SF alone.

  • *MarioVision*

    The last years sadly i’m not really excited 4 our greek entries in the EuroVision.
    At least in the same degree that i used to be back ago in our peak.
    Especially the years 2013,2014 & 2015 were bland for me.

  • *MarioVision*

    Pity because when years ago the tv ratings of ERT
    on the Saturday of the Final were massively huge now although they are still big enough, have dropped significantly though.
    Too many greeks have stopped caring about EuroVision anymore.

  • *MarioVision*

    I believe that Greece can win again for 2nd time in the next 5-10 years.

  • *MarioVision*

    And i would really like 4 the legendary miss Daphne Bokota <3
    to finally RETURN in her post as our greek tv commentator! <3
    I'm sure that if she does the tv ratings will get a big boost!
    So many years have passed since 2004 when she left..
    She really has to come back!

  • *MarioVision*

    If the producers on charge of our greek broadcaster ERT
    read my comments here they seriously need to DO this! 🙂
    To hire Daphne Bokota as our commentator on the Grand Final (possibly along with Giorgo Kapoutzidi with her)
    And keep Maria Kozakou as our tv commentator in the 2 Semi Finals.

  • marina k

    Well done Greece.Unique song.