Showing off his stomach, again

Christmas has just come early, with the announcement that Greece WILL be at Eurovision 2015. The land of Sakis and Helena has developed a habit of keeping us on the edge of our seats when it comes to participation, and this year was no exception.

Of course all the uncertainty stems from the status of their new state broadcaster NERIT. The station rose from the ashes of the ERT and they were only permitted to participate in last year’s contest due to a special dispensation from the EBU. As recently as October Greek tabloids were reporting that Greece would be absent from Vienna, due to NERIT’s inability to obtain active EBU membership. Ever since, Eurofans have had their fingers crossed for a Greek miracle.

And their prayers have finally been answered. Earlier today, the EBU’s General Assembly agreed to awrard NERIT full membership, and by default the 39th ticket to Vienna.

“We’re glad to have Greece joining the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Their dedication to the biggest music event in the world has been impressive throughout the years.” says Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the contest.

Are y’all happy that the Greeks will be back? Can they “Rise Up” from last year’s disappointing result?

YOU CAN FOLLOW ALL OF OUR GREECE EUROVISION 2015 NEWS HERE.

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HELENA
HELENA
6 years ago

@CHARLES GREEKS JUST LIKE TO HAVE FUN IN EUROVISION…SO YES…WE LIKE TO SHAKE IT…AND DANCING…COME ON GUYS WE ALL KNOW THAT EUROVISION IS JUST A PARTY… WE ARE TIRED OF ALL THESE BALLADS THE LAST YEARS…I ALMOST FALL ASLEEP LAST YEAR WITH ALL THESE BALLADS…..AND THE FACT THAT WE ARE ALMOST EVERY YEAR IN TOP 10 THE LAST DECADE MEANS SOMETHING 😉

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

@GrisGris: I kinda wonder what kind of troll music you listen to when you’re drunk for free? The same way you think our planet is called Europe … which is okey … I mean I cannot expect much wiseness when opas and shake shake are involved. Keep jumping the trampoline … but try not to fall. Greece being in a crisis is enough … Enjoy being top5 while greek people are still trying to find jobs and earn some money to pay their bills … not Eurovision participations.

MTD
MTD
6 years ago

@Charles, I’m with you on this. Hahaha…

Rayman
Rayman
6 years ago

Woo! Great news! 😀

Blair
Blair
6 years ago

OPA…!!! Fantastic news…!

Britz26
6 years ago

Great! Now waiting for Bulgaria and Ukraine. That could make it 40/41

Thiefo
6 years ago

Greece is one of my favourite countries when it comes up to ESC, so yes! I’m thrilled. It wouldn’t be the same without the greek extravaganza.

GrisGris
GrisGris
6 years ago

Charles : I guess you are from a hard-flopping ESC country like UK or Ireland and just can’t take that Greece is always above you in the results board or from Fyrom. Greece is one of the 5 most successfull countries in the last ESC decade (among Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Sweden) so the fact that Greece is participating is good news whatever little trolls like you say.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

More opas more yelling …. more shake shake more moving … more alcohol and God forbidden it’s got a price tag on … and more trampolines … why not bringing the whole circus? The entertaining clown of Eurovision aka the spoiled-brat kid with no money on his own pockets but insisting in coming to party because everybody feels sorry for him … is once again joining the party. What a thrill!

Timselvision
Timselvision
6 years ago

Go Greece, you rock 😀

Nikos
Nikos
6 years ago

Glad to see, I was worried about us for awhile, now for Bulgaria to confirm as well 🙂

BIONDA
BIONDA
6 years ago

GREAT NEWS!!!THEY DEFINITELY CAN RISE UP!WE ARE SO ANXIOUS FOR THE CANDIDATES!PLEASE WE NEED MORE INFORMATION!

Day one
Day one
6 years ago

See Greece the country plagued by financial issues still participates and has a national selection event.
Now why can’t the BBC with their huge budget organise a national selection.
And get rid of the bad acts before the competition starts.