In recent months MADness has erupted in Greece. After the shut down of state broadcaster ERT and a super quick search for a new Eurovision hopeful, the newly established Greek broadcaster NERIT managed to rise from the dead and organize its Eurovision national selection – A MAD TV show 2014.
The much-ballyhooed Freaky Fortune and Riskykidd were the obvious winners with the press, the bookies, and even our readers who named them the winners of our poll.
MAD has now released the complete jury-televoting split, and Freaky Fortune swept the board. They won with both televoters and the jury, while hunky Kostas Martakis came second with both with his Balkanish rock song. Finishing second seems to be his destiny: he finished second at the Greek selection in 2008, and was also runner-up on Greece’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2011.
The lovely Krystalia, who sang about butterflies in Athens, and who almost won our poll, finished a somewhat disappointing third. Mark Angelo and Josephine were dead last.
Full results of Eurosong 2014 – a Mad show
- Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd – Rise Up 36,83% ( 14,51% jury+ 22,33% televoting )
- Kostas Martakis – Kanenas De Me Stamata 28,09% ( 13,89% jury + 14,20% televoting )
- Krystalia – Petalouda Stin Athina 22,07% ( 12,35% jury + 09,72% televoting )
- Mark Angelo feat. Josephine – Dancing Night 12,01% ( 09,26% jury + 03,75% televoting )
Are you happy with the winner? Was Kostas’ new haircut crucial for his second place finish?
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