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.

acro MUSIC HALL

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?

ACRO MUSIC HALL

ACRO MUSIC HALL

ACRO MUSIC HALL

ACRO MUSIC HALL

Billy Xifaras contributed this report from Greece. Follow him on Twitter at @bill_xifaras. You can also keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and liking our Facebook page.

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joey
joey
7 years ago

wow dhani, good luck campaigning for your HELENA SURVIVOR thingy!!!

Dhani
7 years ago

AnesBosna if you seriously can’t hear that SURVIVOR can WIN in copenhagen, then you are tone deaf!!!!! After 3 swedish semi finals, Helena’s song is till clearly the strongest!!

At least in the first semi final everyone could see, that her song has so much more quality than Yohio’s song, but yet the swedes were dumb enough to choose it instead oF Helena

Mex
Mex
7 years ago

Anes Bosna – don’t try arguing. 🙂

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
7 years ago

Apparently, you don’t know how to act like a nice person, Dhani….
Helena would give us a top 10 place for sure if she got selected, because she is she.
If it wasn’t Helena performing this song, we’d probably reach an average place in the final.
Let me explain that with simple words instead: The song. Is not. THAT GREAT!

dhani
7 years ago

i don’t think greece should have a national final this year, they should choose helena paparizou with ‘survivor’ internally, because sweden appearently cant see whats gold and what is trash