Sakis Rouvas was voted best male pop singer at last Tuesday�s 3rd annual Arion Awards. The awards are voted by the Greek record industry and can be considered as a Greek equivalent to the Grammy Awards. During the ceremony, Sakis performed Shake it, the Greek entry in this year�s Eurovision Song Contest. It indeed proved to be a night with many references to the Eurovision Song Contest�
Rouvas, whose fans� enthusiastic reaction to his late attendance disrupted the flow of the ceremony, was presented with the award by Paschalis, Mariana Toli, Robert Williams and Bessy Argyraki! The four artists had represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1977, achieving a successful fifth place with the song Mathima Solfez (Solfege Lesson). Pascalis, Marianna, Robert and Bessy wished a surprised Sakis �Good luck� for his forthcoming participation.
Other past Eurovision participants were awarded, too. Michalis Chatziyiannis (Cyprus 1998), Anna Vissi (Greece 1980, Cyprus 1982) and composer Giorgos Theophanous (Cyprus 1992, 1994 and 2002) were among the winners. As if that was not exciting enough for Eurovision fans, it was also announced that the award for the highest-sale CD Single by a foreign artist went to Sertab Erener for her Everyway that I can summer smash hit!