Greece: Rise up in every difficulty

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During their interview with in London, Loucas Yiorkas and Stereo Mike describe the meaning of this years Greek Eurovision Song Contest entry Watch my dance and share what the song means to them personally.

Stereo Mike said, you know it’s an emotional thing for us and an important message. It’s a combination of rap, English and Greek music. For me it was a little bit of a summary of what I’m all about. I’m a Greek, who lives in London, who works with rap. It really felt like a European thing and a Greek thing at the same time.

Loucas describes the meaning of the song’s Greek lyrics: the words say that every man, every human, will fall in his life and feel disappointment; that he should rise up and continue, keep going on. I think that this is a message for all people because we live in difficult times, especially in Greece. I think we should rise up in every difficulty.

Stereo Mike added, It is about rising up from moments of falling down. Success and survival isn’t really about the mishaps, it’s about how you deal with them. The Zeibekiko dance itself is quite a proud dance. It’s a warrior dance; that’s the origin of it. It contains that sort of pride of survival. I don’t think it’s just a Greek message, it’s a universal message.

Loucas Yiorkas and Stereo Mike talk with esctoday in London: Part 1

Loucas Yiorkas and Stereo Mike talk with esctoday in London: Part 2

Loucas Yiorkas and Stereo Mike perform Watch my dance at the Westfield Shopping Centre in London.

Loucas Yiorkas and Stereo Mike will compete for Greece in the first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf on Tuesday May 10.