Greece: OGAE Pre final party a blast

by Stella Floras 107 views

Tuesday night saw one of the most successful parties in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest fan base in Greece. About 300 fans and friends gathered at the Block Club to meet and greet the finalists in this year's Greek preselection at the party organised by OGAE Greece.

Yiorgos Alkaios, Christos Chatzinasios, Emigre, Yiorgos Karadimos and Manos Pyrovolakis all accepted OGAE Greece's invitation to join the traditional pre final party held last night at the Block Club in Pireas. They were all greeted warmly by the large crowd who gathered to meet them and wish them good luck in the Greek final (Ellinikos Telikos) which takes place on Friday.

The party was hosted by Antonis Karatzikos, president of OGAE Greece and OGAE International Coordinator who played Eurovision music to the fans' and artists delight. Esctoday.com was there to cover the event and you can watch the videos as well as browse the exclusive gallery here.

Manos Pyrovolakis I kivotos tou Noe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGjvHcLRBc0

Yiorgos Karadimos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBG-UKzCzCQ

Christos Chatzinasios Illusion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ybFcY7j5U

Emigre Touch me deep inside
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii1YeqWy50A

Later in the day we will bepresenting you with the exclusive interviews of Yiorgos Alkaios and Emigre so stay tuned!

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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.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.

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