Greek goddess: Eleftheria looks good from every angle

This morning the Wiwi Jury caught a flight to Athens to review Greece’s ESC 2012 song “Aphrodisiac.” Did Cypriot-born Eleftheria Eleftheriou turn us on? Or did our libido shrivel up and die? Read on to find out.

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Wiwi: I’d like to applaud Greece for staging their national selection inside the food court of the River West shopping mall. You prove that austerity is no excuse to stop the fun. It’s not where you have the party that matters, but who you invite.

And I’m happy to say that Greece got the guest list right. Eleftheria Eleftheriou has a body that just won’t quit, and she channels the energy of a cat in heat. Her performance of “Aphrodisiac” is jam-packed with good-looking back-up dancers and professional choreography. It all climaxes at the 2:00 mark when Eleftheria starts humping the floor and exposes her beige-colored underwear. How thoughtful of her to choose a pair that matches her dress.

As for the song, “Aphrodisiac” has such simple lyrics that you can start repeating the chorus almost immediately. “Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh/ You make me dance, dance like a maniac/  Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh/ You make me want your aphrodisiac.” It’s slightly confusing when she sings she wants “your” aphrodisiac. Is she asking for her man’s oysters? I think she means something like, “You yourself are an aphrodisiac.”

In any case, this song is upbeat and makes me want to “dance, dance, like a maniac.” The fact that Eleftheria’s voice is solid—even if a bit too Auto-Tuned in the preview video—is icing on the cake.

Score: 6.5

Eleftheria Eleftheriou: "Hi. I'm hot."

Vebooboo: Nice to see a pussy from Greece again! This is the first time since 2008 that they’ve sent a woman to Eurovision. And they’ve returned to the 2005 winning formula of ‘My Number One’ style music. Now, I don’t think this will win, but it will likely end in the Top 10. It’s easy to remember, has good staging, and something for gay and straight alike to ogle at.

Score: 7/10

Meows Kitty: This is exactly what we expected from Greece—an ethnic pop song with cheesy choreography and lots of hot looking people on stage! It’s unimaginative, repetitive, catchy, upbeat and very Eurovision. Qualifying for the final is a no brainer.

Score: 6/10

 

Deban: If it ain’t broke, then why fix it? Aphrodisiac continues on repeat mode where Kalomira’s “Secret Combination” left off. Born a Cypriot, but now a Greek citizen, Eleftheria Eleftheriou has had several attempts at Eurovision since 2006. Unfortunately for her, she either got disqualified, or her songs simply didn’t measure up!

In 2012, the barometer for good music has taken a nosedive, and now we warmly welcome the Greek X-Factor reject. The people of Greece live in the hope she’ll make a difference to the final scoreboard. The good news is that she will. Firstly, it’s a good pop number laced with a predictably Greek/Turkish Eurobeat. Secondly, Ms Elefheriou is Cypriot; you can count on Cyprus donating their douze points to her. Thirdly, she’s stunning. Physical beauty doesn’t hurt votes in any contest, and that includes Eurovision.

More to the point, though, I can see this song ripping up the dance floor at Baku’s Euroclub. Greece’s “Opa!” achieved that in Oslo in 2010, despite its many shortcomings as a dance track. “Aphrodisiac” is in a different league. It is crafted to be club-friendly. However, it’s pitching against many other songs in the world’s biggest song contest. If the Greeks cared to look across the border, they’d soon realise that Cyprus’ Ivi Adamou has got the edge on their adopted girl.

Score: 6/10

The Wiwi Jury Verdict: 6.34/10

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Christian
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I heard not knowing what it was and my first thought was it was a new Shakira song and thought she made a new song out of the backing track of “Hip’s don’t lie”

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Zolan
Guest

Well, Greece knows how to play this game, and so what if they repeat themselves? At least they respect the contest in their commitment.
Their conservatism ensures consistently good performance, rather than risk-taking for better. (!$?)
They set a standard for others to try and exceed, or to sidestep in the roshambo for first place.

Once again, they are exactly on formula, and have a performer capable of giving it an extra frisson both vocally and visually. There’s nothing interesting about it, but that is irrelevant to having fun.

francisco
Guest

Maybe they could just use Viagra instead of bothering with aphrodysiacs…

stephen
Guest

I kinda like this song not bad at all she look so much like Cheryl Cole to me and the dancers are sexy. I can see the Greeks in the final . Well done

Chris Andriotis
Guest
As I see, there are many different oppinions out there about Aphrodisiac, when a song does that is a success allready! I believe in her ability to qualify and to bring a very good possition for Greece even in top 5! What you have to say for Greece this year is that we sent a beautiful lady that can fully support her song and her movement even if that seems to you that is the same with all the previous year as stated in the replies above! Let’s just try to have a good time and as Eleftheria keeps saying,… Read more »
christina
Guest

If it was a beauty contest we would be first every year.It’s a song contest and we are always in top ten!Not bad…Go Greece!But this year our Cypriot brothers have the best song in Eurovision!I wish they win!!!

Neil
Guest

Loooved it. Just when the Greeks are sinking they come up with something this good to cheer all of Europe up. Great dance number, hot guys and girls, that can dance equals a winner!

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francisco
Guest

My dear AnthyGreece, you must be the only one who thinks so…All the Greeks i have asked so far (3) have told me that “this song is an embarrassment to our country”…so, there

Nirgal
Guest

Ivi has a better song, yeah, but Eleftheria beats her on the vocals.
(And I don’t like having to say this, because I absolutely LOVE LA LA)

MoMo
Guest

She is pretty; definitely a contender for Cheryl “pre-Cole” Tweedy in a Girl’s Aloud tribute band.
She also danced with hotties and flashed her knickers (which thankfully matched her dress and not her shoes) just when the song was beginning to get really annoying.
They will defo make it far.
Do I like the song? *shrug*

MF
Guest

Greece keeps sending beautiful people singing catchy and/or ethnic songs, but they reused this formula for so many years that I can’t take it anymore…I can’t imagine this song can appeal to anyone unless one is Greek, Cypriot, looking for beautiful people or never watched Eurovision before.. And this is not better than Nana Mouskouri! Of course I can’t imagine Nana Mouskouri jumping all over the place in a mall and singing these lyrics, but I did like everything I’ve heard her singing.

AnthyGreece
Guest

aRE YOU crazy FRANCISCO?The GREECE IS THE WINNER

Francisco
Guest

Ooooooh! thi is so cheesy and at the same time it is so much fun! totally silly and superficial, yes, but it is quite a joy to listen to and to look at…Better this than Nana Mouskouri

AnthyGreece
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Greece is souper is fantastic!!!!

Richard
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For me, Greece is the one overachieving country every year. No matter what fodder they send they seem to comfortably qualify and finish well within top 10 (aided by constant high marks for the UK). I think this will continue the trend. It’s totally formulaic Eurovision which in general I don’t mind but Greece seem to churn it out every year with very little imagination. Guaranteed qualifier and I will dance to it but there’s a bit of me that wants to see it fail. Still I guess Greece are having a hard time of it and maybe deserve a… Read more »
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