For weeks bloggers and pollsters have suggested that Nikki Ponte, the recently-eliminated Greek X-Factor contestant, will win the right to represent Greece at Eurovision 2011. Now that Greek broadcaster ERT has released full versions of this year’s Eurovision finalists (below), will Nikki remain in pole position?
Greek Eurovision fans extended their radio antennas this morning when ERT, the national broadcaster, revealed snippets of this year’s Eurovision entries on Radio Deftero 103, 7. The broadcaster will reveal the songs in full on February 15. Wiwi’s friends at the Athens-based oikotimes.com speculated that officials worried the songs would leak, leading to all sorts […]
Perennial Eurovision contender Greece has named the finalists for this year’s Greek selection contest, which will take place at the end of February.
Sakis Rouvas, the Greek god who placed third at Eurovision in 2004 and seventh in 2009, is back with his new album Madly. It includes songs by Demitris Kontopoulos (who wrote the 2008 Ukrainian and 2009 Greek entries) and Natalia Germanou (who wrote the 2005 Greek entry). You can check out Sakis’ first single Parafora […]
For the first time since bookies began issuing betting odds in March, Belgium’s Tom Dice has become the co-favorite to win the first Eurovision semi-final. Of the 17 London-based betting agencies Wiwi has reviewed, the majority have him, Slovakia’s Kristina and Greece’s Giorgos Alkaios locked in battle. William Hill has all three contestants listed as […]
At the Eurovision Song Contest, sex appeal has as much currency as musical ability. Last year, Albania’s Kejsi Tola wore a tutu and stood on a wind machine, and Ukraine’s Svetlana Loboda did a pole dance in a metal orb. This year, flesh once again takes center stage. But the most sexually charged performance doesn’t […]
Przemek Bartos, a Eurovision fan in Poland, has compiled results from eight leading Eurovision polls around the web (and around the continent). His aggregated data paints a very different picture of the Eurovision race. He was kind enough to mail the most recent data set to Wiwi, which you guys can see above (just click […]
Greece and Slovakia continue to trade places as the bookies’ favorite to win the first Eurovision semi-final. Most London betting agencies are now giving Greece’s Giorgos Alkaios and Friends a slight advantage over Slovakia’s Kristina (who may share choreographers with 2004 Eurovision winner Ruslana). Bookmakers at Boylesports have Greece down as the 3:1 favorite with […]