Switzerland’s Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow doesn’t take place until February 1, but the Swiss national selection has already been keeping us busy. We’ve already met or discussed the Brit, Cypriot and Pole attempting to represent Switzerland at Eurovision. Earlier today we had the chance to catch up with Derek Liontis, a Greek singer with the same ambition.
Eurovision fans are still waiting for Greece to confirm that it will compete at Eurovision 2014. But even if it doesn’t, there is still a chance that Greece will be represented in another big way. That’s because Helena Paparizou, the Greek goddess that won Eurovision 2005, is reportedly competing at Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection.
The broadcasters hosting the Eurovision Song Contest don’t just have to worry about securing an arena, producing three live shows and setting up the EuroClub. They also have to field a contestant! So two weeks ago we asked all y’all to review the past ten contestants from the host country and to vote for your(…)
Koza Mostra—our favourite Greek boyband that we really shouldn’t be allowed to call a boyband—has finally returned with a new single after their surprising 6th place finish in Malmö. The single “TI KANO EDO”—or “What am I doing here?”— dropped yesterday along with a new music video.
Eleftheriou is gone. So is her trademark head-shaking. This is Eleftheria 2.0 and she bears more than a striking resemblance to Helena Paparizou. Her hair’s been subtly darkened since Baku, and like Miss Paparizou she’s now all about pouts and sultry stares, instead of giant grins and her spine-shattering head-shaking. The dark beats of ‘Raindrops’(…)
Roughly two weeks ago the Greek government, currently facing a financial crisis, announced that it was shutting down its state broadcaster ERT. Immediately Eurovision fans began to worry about how will this affect Greek participation in the contest. Sadly, things look pretty bleak.
You could call it a Cascadastrophe. This week gmx.de reported on the noticeable bullying that Greek Twitter users have directed towards Germany’s Cascada, the euro-dance act which finished in 21st position at Eurovision. And surprise, surprise: Germany didn’t receive any points from the Greek jury.
Wiwi: When viewers pick up the phone to vote for Koza Mostra they won’t be voting for the song. They’ll be voting for the party atmosphere and cheer that this group spits on you at every turn before smacking your ass and giving you a high five. The yellow-and-gray backdrop morphs constantly, the drums are(…)
Last night the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music unprofessionals—took a whole bunch of cash out of the ATM and headed to Athens to review Koza Mostra’s Eurovision song “Alcohol is Free”. Did the cheap booze turn us into happy drunks? Or did we end up with a nasty musical hangover? Read on to find(…)
Wiwi first met Fotis—the editor of the Athens-based oikotimes—at Junior Eurovision in Minsk. We’ve been bitching together ever since. We are thrilled to let all y’all know that the oikotimes will be throwing a Eurovision Party at Club Noiz in Athens on April 7.
Koza Mostra, the band that will represent Greece at Eurovision 2013, sat down at a Starbucks in Greece this morning and fielded questions from Stella from Esctoday.com, Viktor from Eurovision.tv and Wiwi. Among other things they sounded off on how they met, their musical influences and their love of Scottish kilts. You can watch a(…)
Read the English-language lyrics to “Alcohol is Free”, sung by Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis. They’ll compete in the second semi-final on May 16. Then let us know what you think of their entry in the comments box below.
If Wiwi’s readers have their way, then Alex Leon & Giorgina will win Ellinikos Telikos 2013—the Greek national selection.