All songs for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 have been selected. During the weeks between the national final season and the actual Eurovision Song Contest, we will introduce all 43 entries in random order. We are half way through and part thirty-one of the series is dedicated to the Greek entry.
|Performers:||Loucas Yiorkas (ΛοÏ�κας ΓιÏ�ρκας) feat. Stereo Mike|
|Song:||Watch my dance|
|Language:||English & Greek|
19th in the first semi final
Watch my dance is a mid-tempo hip hop pop song. Through the lyrics the protagonist tells that he stands up to his fears while he is on his way to God:
| Watch my dance
Head up high
Hands like wings
And I'll fly
Το κεφÎ¬λι ψηλÎ¬ και τα χÎρια ανοιχτÎ¬!
Την Îχει η ψυχÎ® μου τη φωτιÎ¬
My soul has the fire
Loucas Yiorkas is from Cpyrus. He became famous in Greece when he competed in the first season of X Factor in 2008/2009. In the final, where he was up against Nikolas Metaxas, who wrote the Cpyriot entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 and Kokkina Halia, who competed in the Greek national final this year, he was declared winner. His first single Den fantasizei was released soon after and his debut album Mazi followed in September 2009. It sold to gold status in Greece. Setreo Mike, whose real name is Mihalis Exarhos, is considered one of the most famous hip hop artists in Greece. He has released three albums to date and in 2008 he won the Best Greek Act award at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
Loucas Yiorkas and Stereo Mike teamed up for the Greek national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. With their song Watch my dance they could win the national final.
Watch my dance was written by Giannis Christodoulopoulos (music) and Eleana Vrachali (lyrics). They are a songwriting team that has previously written songs for 2005 Eurovision Song Contest winner Elena Paparizou. Among them was the hit Mazo zou.
The national selection
Six acts competed in the Greek national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. The winner was chosen by a jury and televoting.
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
Greece joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. Despite seven top ten placings between 1974 and 1998, the country was not among the most successful participants in the contest. This changed in 2001, when Greece reached third place in Copenhagen. After another two unsuccessful attempts in 2002 and 2003, Greece has finally found its run of luck and finished in the top ten every year from 2004 onwards including a first victory in 2005. It is also the only country that managed to finish in the top ten every year of every contest held since the introduction of the semi final stage.
This will be Greece's 32nd participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. For the first time ever, the country is represented by a male duo. It is the second Greek entry since the abolishment of the language rule in 1999 to be performed in English and Greek – the first entry was the 2001 one. The 2007 entry also included one word in Greek but was mainly in English.
Watch my dance is the 19th and hence last song to be performed in the first semi final. It is preceeded by the mid-tempo pop song from Azerbaijan. For the second time, Greece is drawn last in the semi final. The first time it happened in 2008 and the country could win from that position. Greece had previously been drawn last in 1985 (finishing 16th) and 1995 (finishing 12th).
ΕυχÏ�μαστε στην ΕλλÎ¬δα και στον ΛοÏ�κα ΓιÏ�ρκα καλÎ® επιτυχÎ¯α και καλÎ¬ αποτελÎσματα στην ΝτÎ¯σελντορφ!
Live performance in the national final:
The preview video:
Loucas Yiorkas performing in X Factor:
Stereo Mike with Pereia mou:
Tomorrow, we will take a look at the Icelandic entry.
Previous parts of the series: