Tomorrow: Greece selects JESC participant

by Stella Floras 74 views

Tomorrow, Sunday 21 October, Greece will be holding their national final to decide the act that will represent the country in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Sarbel, who represented Greece in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki will be performing on the night.

The show

Ten acts will be competing tomorrow night for the golden ticket to Rotterdam. The result will be decided by a mix of jury vote and televote at a 40-60 split. The seven member jury comprises Kostas Tournas ( singer), George Polychroniou (radio and TV presenter, DJ), Panayiotis Timogiannakis (journalist, critic), Sarbel (Greece 2007), Antonis Karatzikos (president OGAE Greece and International Coordinator), George Mouchtaridis (Director Kosmos Radio) and Nikos Voutouras (NRG label).
The final starts at 21.10 (CET+1) and it will be broadcast live on ET1, it will also be broadcast on ERTSat on Monday 22 October at 1.15 (CET+1). There will probably be a live webcast for international fans, more details to follow. Sarbel, apart from being part of the jury will also be performing during the show.

The line-up

1. Mikaela Zabetani – Oneira (Dreams)
2. Anna Polimnia Provadou – Ena vlema sou mono (Just one look from you)
3. Stergios Pertsinides – Efchi (Wish)
4. Sofia, Kristalia, Menia & Maria – An ego imoun magos (If I were a wizard)
5. Athina Spanidou – Ola esy (Everything is you)
6. Maria Rigopoulou – Imaste oloi paidia (We are all kids)
7. Christiana & Konstantina – Tromazo (Frightened)
8. Suzan, Anna, Stefanie, Andromachi & Sofia – Kapou Berdeftika (Confused)
9. Theodora Katsikogianni – Panta tha agapo (I will always love )
10. Marianna Malantzi & Stratos Chatzidakis – Chronia mathitika (School years)

You can listen to the songs here.

Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.