Earlier this afternoon, the Greek broadcaster ERT held a party at the seaside Athenian club Envy for the presentation of the ten finalist songs which will compete for a place in this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Each song was presented through a video followed by a short interview with the young contestants. The event, hosted by Maria Spyridaki and Serafeim Silas, was being filmed and will be broadcast as part of the Greek national final on Friday 30th September.
A draw took place right after the presentation of the songs and the line-up will be as follows:
Song No. 1 � 'Oso Zo' (As Long As I Live)
Written, composed and performed by Dimitra Tzanakaki.
Song No. 2 � 'To Proto Skirtima' (The First Thrill Of Love')
Written, composed and performed by Vasiliki Giannopoulou, Hermelina Hoti, Marina Xourgia and Aurora Kamperi.
Song No. 3 � 'Epitelous Peto' (I Fly At Last)
Written, composed and performed by Christina Petrogianni.
Song No. 4 � 'Mia Istoria' (A Story)
Written, composed and performed by Caroline Tatara.
Song No. 5 � 'Matia Paidika' (Child Eyes)
Written, composed and performed by Marianna Malantzi.
Song No. 6 � 'Choros' (Dance)
Written by Raphaella Ioanna Chatziaivatzoglou, Nausika Eleutheria Theodoridou and Akrivi Erkekoglou, composed by Raphaella Ioanna Chatziaivatzoglou and Nausika Eleutheria Theodoridou and performed by Raphaella Ioanna Chatziaivatzoglou, Nausika Eleutheria Theodoridou, Akrivi Erkekoglou and Constantinos Katikaridis.
Song No. 7 � 'Vrohi Apo Astra' (Rain Of Stars)
Written, composed and performed by Marina Helmi.
Song No. 8 � 'Harry Potter'
Written, composed and performed by Maria Paraponiari.
Song No. 9 � 'Itan Oneiro' (It Was A Dream)
Written, composed and performed by Nicholas Linaritakis-Liodakis.
Song No.10 � 'Tora Einai I Seira Mas' (Now It's Our Turn)
Written, composed and performed by Alexandros Hountas and Kalli Georgelli.
Esctoday.com caught up with Yorgos and Andreas who had won last year's national final and went on to represent Greece in Lillehammer: “The best moment of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was performing in front of seven thousand people in the hall. Of course there were more people watching at home, but they were on the other side of the camera, so we weren't bothered at the time,”' they joked. They had a piece of advice for this year's contestants: “Enjoy the whole experience, the preparation and the final performance. Stay humble. Don't pay attention to the daily reports that may or may not present you as the favourite to win and don't pay too much attention to the final result.”