As we reach the deadline for the submission of the songs for the 59th Eurovision Song Contest, Greece is finally taking baby steps to choose its contestant. Four acts have been announced for the national final. According to most sources, the show will take place on the 5th of March, with Giorgos Kapoutzides and Despina Vandi serving as hosts, just like at last year’s “EUROSONG 2013 – a MAD show”. More details are now surfacing about the venue, the interval acts and the director.
Eurovision legend Fokas Evaggelinos will direct the show. Expect DRAMA. He was the man behind Ukraine’s 2008, Russia’s 2006, Greece’s 2005 and Azerbaijan’s 2013 entries. He has also directed several plays, shows, and of course, the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. Here’s what he did for Ani Lorak back in 2008.
Because Greece is celebrating 40 years since its first participation in the contest, many guests are rumoured to be appearing in the show. Among them is Kalomira, who now lives in the US and who finished third back in 2008 with her song “Secret Combination”. In addition, Elpida, one of the most successful Greek singers, is said to be in the show. She represented her homeland in 1979 with the song “Socrates”. Marinella, the first ever Greek singer at the Eurovision, as well as Kaiti Garbi, are also rumoured to appear on stage.
As for the venue, the Greek national final will likely be staged at the Acro Music Hall, a modern place for concerts, which can hold up to 1,200 spectators, depending on the set-up. It has 3 floors and an increadible view of the Acropolis, situated at the centre of Athens, in Gazi, near Technopolis, where hundreds of teens spend their time.
Are you excited?