Tonight, Greece selects the song which Helena Paparizou will represent her country with in the final of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. There are three songs to choose from.
Three songs for Helena
OK, You're my number one and Let� s get wild are the three songs the audience and the jury can choose from. The fourth song, The light in our soul, was excluded because it already appeared on a CD.
A jury consisting of eight people has a 40 percent say in the selection of her song. The audience will decide the outcome by 60 percent. For Helena herself, it doesn't matter which song they will choose: “I like all three of them very much and I am quite sure they will appear on my album. I am very enthusiastic about representing my country again, which I see as a big honour”, the singer said.
Tonight's show will be broadcast live from Fever Music Centre in Athens, where rehearsals already took place in the past days. Esctoday.com has been present at Fever the past days and spoke with some of the guests for tonight's Greek final.
Marian van de Wal
We met Marian van de Wal, the Andorran Eurovision Song Contest participant, who told us about her video. “We will start recording the video for La mirada interior next week, I feel very excited about it. We also recorded an adapted version of the song, especially for the Eurovision Song Contest”. When it comes to Marian's feelings about her participation, she is in a so-called 'Dutch mood': “I am just enjoying this and I will see what happens the upcoming months”, she said to esctoday.com after rehearsing her performance.
The Dutch representative Glennis Grace will sing My impossible dream during tonight's Greek final. It's her first promotional activity for her Eurovision Song Contest song abroad. Glennis also told us about some minor changes to the song's music. “Just to make it more beautiful”, she added.
Live at 21:00 CET
The Greek national final starts at 21:00 CET (and NOT 20:00 CET like we wrote earlier today) and can be seen live on the internet. The live broadcast can be found here or hereand starts moments before the show.