Greece: Sakis meets with Zeljko and Jovana

by Stella Floras 2,551 views

Sakis Rouvas, the Greek hope in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, is currently in Belgrade where he had an intensive promo schedule laid out. During his visit, Sakis met once again with Zeljko Joksimovic and Jovana Jankovic to share views , exchange ideas, compare experiences and exchange wishes.

Sakis was scheduled to be a guest of Jovana Jankovic, the hostess of the RTS morning show, on Tuesday but due to a minor flu, the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest co-hostess could not make it to the studio.Later in the day, Sakis, Jovana and Zeljiko Joksimovic met at the In Hotel in Belgrade, where the Greek Delegation resides.

Greek Sakis Rouvas and Serbian Zeljko Joksimovic have a lot in common. They crossed swords in 2004, when both were participating in the 2004 Eurovision Song contest in Istanbul where Zeljko came 2nd with Lane moje and Sakis 3rd with Shake it. Later, in 2006, Sakis got to host the contest in Athens, and two years later so did Zeljko in Belgrade. Looking back to the days of the 2004 contest, Sakis told Zeljko: "Lane moje should have won in 2004", as it was the best song!". Then Sakis asked Zeljko if he would like to participate in the contest again: "I am not thinking about it", answered Zeljko with a smile. Sakis wished Zeljko all the best with his numerous collaborations with Greek artists at the moment and noted that the composer's new work with Eleftheria Arvanitaki is exceptional.

Jovana and Zeljko wished Sakis all the best in his participation in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest: " The Serbian people love you since 2004 and we will support you!" they assured him. Today, Sakis returns to Athens to leave almost immediately for Moscow, where he will be a guest in the host country's national final as well as one of the performers in the Woman's Day concert organised at the Kremlin on the 8th March.

Jovana Jankovic will be this year's hostess of Beovizija, the Serbian preselection scheduled for this weekend. Among other guests, Jelena Tomasevic, Sirusho and Boaz Mauda will be present to premiere their new song for peace.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

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