Esctoday.com is covering exclusively the Greek national final rehearsals throughout the day. Tonight's show takes place at 22.00 local time (21:00 CET) at the Athinon Arena, Athens. ERT has a lot of surprises in store for the Greek and international viewers who are expected to watch via ERT World and the webcast. As the full dress rehearsal gets underway, we can reveal that in store for viewers tonight is a true Eurovision extravaganza. There will be plenty of clips of past entries from Greece and many other countries, with highlights of the Eurovision Song Contest's best clips. Tonight will be a true Eurovision party, a celebration of the competition that fans will not want to miss!
The show for tonight is called Dynamose to! (Pump it up!). Fotis Sergoulopoulos and Maria Bakodimou, popular TV presenters will host the show and as true Eurovision Song Contest fans are prepared for the evening they have been dreaming of. Before the three contestants get on stage to perform for the golden ticket to Helsinki, the viewers will be treated to a powerful show full of humor provided by the presenters and a heavy dose of past Eurovision favourites. Fotis and Maria will both be singing as well.
The special Eurovision guests tonight will perform in the following order:
- Mihai Traistariu (Romania 2006) Tornero, Why, Dimmi si o no
- Evridiki and DimitrisKorgialas(Cyprus 2007) Comme cicomme ca
- DJ BoBo (Switzerland 2007) Vampires are alive
- Dima Koldun (Belarus 2007) Work your magic
- Elitsa and Stoyan (Bulgaria 2007) Voda
esctoday.com are pleased to inform Greek fans will be treated to special performances by popular Greek singers Natassa Theodoridou will be performing and Despina Olymbiou will debut her new song written by former Cyprus Eurovision Song Contest representative, and Greece's most popular male performer of the moment, Michalis Chatzigiannis at tonight's final. Greece's own Eurovision Song Contest winner, Helena Paparizou and Sakis Rouvas will be in attendance for the show.
The running order and voting information for Greek readers is as follows:
- Sarbel – Yassou Maria – Tel: 90 11 11 007 01 – SMS 'E 01' to 4536
- Tamta – With love – Tel: 90 11 11 007 02 – SMS 'E 02' to 4536
- Christos Dantis – No Madonna – Tel: 90 11 11 007 03 – SMS 'E 03' to 4536
The greek final is a show that will delight Eurovision Song Contest fans throughout the world and can be watched via Greek television, satellite and webcast. Viewing information can be found below:
Hotbird (Free) 6-13E, 11642H, 27500, ¾
NSS 806 (Free), 40.5W, 3803L, 27500, ¾ ( North and South America)
Telestar 10 (Free), 76.5E, 3680H, 27500, ¾ (Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia)
Optus B3, 152E, 12525V, 30000, 2/3 (Australia)
You may find additional satellite information here ( external link in English and Greek)
You can follow the live webcast here.