The most successful edition of the Greek OGAE club annual festival, M.P.L.E., took place last Saturday in Athens. Thirty eight teams, each representing a country, competed and the grand winner of the night was Croatia with Hrsvtska Rapsodija by Magazin.
Hundreds of Greek Eurovision fans gathered last Saturday in the center of Athens to celebrate their love for music and the contest in an evening full of fun and games. The show was once more hosted by Giorgos Kapoutzidis, the popular Greekscreenwriter, actor and presenter who also commentated for ERT in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. The highlight of the evening was when Mando, the country's 2003 representative, took the stage to sing songs from her new album and of course her Eurovision entry Never let you go. Mando, who is very popular among Greek Eurofans, was awarded a special honorary plaque for the high places she has achieved in OGAE Greece contests as well as for her support to the club through the years.
The main event of M.P.L.E. was as always the music contest. The fans had been split in 38 teams and each had submitted a song. The songs were presented, each preceded by a unique postcard – Eurovision style. The audience was kept in suspence all through the evening as the participating teams did not know which 24 had qualified to the final where they would compete with last year's winner France.Hrvatska Rapsodija by Magazin topped the scoreboard with 176 votes, followed by Israel and the Netherlands in third place.
Another winner of the evening was Sertab Erener, whose song Vur Uredim was most voted by the non members guests of OGAE Greece.
Magazin – Hrsvatska Rapsodija winner of M.P.L.E. 2010