When Greece finished 20th in the grand final of Eurovision 2014, you could almost hear the collective sighing coming out of Athens. It was their worst result since 1998, and the rumour mill began swirling with talk that NERIT would pull out Eurovision 2015 this year in Austria. Thankfully this was just a case of Greek drama, as NERIT has confirmed that it will participate. And who knows: given last year’s disappointing result, perhaps they will pull a Conchita and “Rise Like a Phoenix”….
Greece is the 22nd country to RSVP for Austria. This is a much more straightforward confirmation than last year. When confirming for 2014, they were in total peril, and, owing to various political and economic drama, it looked like they may not even have a state broadcaster by the time of Eurovision. Thankfully they cut to the chase this year, preventing us from the stress and strain of wondering whether we could say Kalispera, Greece!
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)