Yay, a properly Greek Eurovision entry from Greece!
Koza Mostra and Agathonas Iakovides have been chosen to represent Greece with “Alcohol is free.” It’s a delightful little ska-influenced pseudo-traditional number that livened up a selection show that desperately needed a pulse. As always with Greece, count on the stage production to heighten this for the big show. It might be a little too insular to capture a huge number of votes, but no matter what, this promises to bring a lot of fun to Malmö.
By the way, that second half of the second Semi is shaping up to be a doozy. You’ve got “Alcohol is free,” “I Feed You My Love” from Norway, “You and me” from Switzerland, “Identiet” from Albania, the return of Armenia, Georgia’s latest Sopho, and whatever delights Israel and Romania conjure up. And Hungary. With a first half that’s not too shabby (yet), I’m definitely looking forward to May 16 now.
Before getting to the contestants, Greece’s selection show had four former Eurovision winners (Ruslana, Alexander Rybak, Marija Šerifović, and Dima Bilan) duet with Greek pop stars on their Eurovision-winning numbers. Generally, it went well. Except for “Believe“…