The official presentation of Shake It, the Greek entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul, took placetonight during a special program on NET, the Greek broadcaster�s second channel. The show was presented by Daphne Bokota, the Greek anchor of the Eurovision Song Contest. Sakis Rouvas, joined by two female dancers, performed the song, while the three finalists of EuroStar, namely Apostolos Psychramis, Antonis Dominos and Yianna Fafaliou performed as backing vocals!
The song will probably be presented in the same way in Istanbul on 12th May. The choreography was by famous Greek dancer and choreographer Fokas Evaggelinos. The song itself, composed by Nikos Terzis, is an up-tempo pop track, the use of bouzouki giving it a distinctive Greek flavour.
The show also included an apperance by Mando, who sung last year�s Greek entry Never Let You Go, and a performance by the winner of EuroStar, Apostolos Psychramis. Apostolos performed the song All Right which is also composed by Terzis and will soon be released by Minos EMI.
Talking to newspaper Espresso, the lyrist of the song, Nektarios Tyrrakis, said that, having heard some of the other entries in this year�s Eurovision Song Contest, he was confident that Shake It would do well. Nikos Terzis, the composer, said that the idea of asking Sakis to perform the song was his; he felt that an experienced artist would be able to work on the performance of the song more effectively.
Sakis Rouvas is an extremely successful pop singer in Greece. His good looks and talent made him an instant success with the Greek public when his career was launched more than a decade ago. Through the years, his music has matured and his appeal remains as strong as ever. Therefore catchy Shake It seems to be in good hands. Esctoday.com would like to wish Sakis and the rest of the Greek delegation the very Best of Luck!