William: Aphrodite. Demeter. Maria Elena Kyriakou. Yes, Greece’s Eurovision 2015 starlet looked like a Greek goddess during her first rehearsal at Eurovision 2015. She wore a sparkly, spangly number that looked straight-up showgirl — but in an expensive, high-class way. The blue background, which features white circular displays, keeps Maria Elena in focus. They’ve really dusted off the performance from the Greek national selection. It’s a more contemporary and up-to-date, which turns a potentially dated song into one that resonates with today. As ever her vocals are fierce and on point. LOVE.

Padraig: Dull, dull, dull. Maria is stunning, vocally and visually. However, neither the staging nor the song are up to scratch. Stereotypical Eurovision ballad coupled with unimaginative use of the LED screens results in a snooze-fest. This is not winning the contest, and could potentially be a shock non-qualifier.

Greece’s first rehearsal: Reviews and reactions

Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)

You can read our reviews of all of the rehearsals by clicking here.

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samanthaj
samanthaj
6 years ago

!!! Greece is very nice this year!I have changed my opinion !!! Now,i m sure that this song will climb easy at top 10 and maybe 5 ! 12 points from Spain !!! Good luck (:

Escboy_2015
Escboy_2015
6 years ago

@Eugene ESC UK: Thanks ; -)

manz
manz
6 years ago

Hi guys. Do you know where I can found Greece full rehearsal?? Not just the preview… Is it available?

rob
rob
6 years ago

So powerful!!!!

Frank21
Frank21
6 years ago

Just an english ballad more like i know millions , and this is not from the best english ballads i had listen , is ok song , maybe in the final but not top 10, good luck

Titaniumsparrow
Titaniumsparrow
6 years ago

THE ALL SEEING EYE! HAH!

ct
ct
6 years ago

This is by far the most stunning visuals so far and the only ones that make use of the “eyeball” stage concept. At first I wasn’t that sure that blue would be the right colour for a song that wants to convey passion but this is absolutely spectacular. And when it comes to the vocals, she literally brings the house down.

If this short footage is anything to go by, this will be the first song to really get noticed by the first semi audience. Very well done!

marine
marine
6 years ago

I REALLY LIKED THE SONG BUT AFTER THE REHEARSALS I JUST ADORE IT.MYSTERY,DRAMA BALLAD FROM A GREEK AFRODITE.

GTY
GTY
6 years ago

It’s actually funny. Every year eurofans are really harsh with Greece but after the rehearsals day they all fall in love with their songs. Some people even were saying that this isn’t going to qualify lol. Greece will always be in the final!

Per
Per
6 years ago

Greece always go to the final. It dosent matter if they have good or bad song.

Ehjsj
Ehjsj
6 years ago

Dark horse of 2015! Mark my words, this is going straight into top 10!

Escboy_2015
Escboy_2015
6 years ago

Sorry Wiwibloggs where is the video of Maria-Elena’s first rehearsal??

Milla
Milla
6 years ago

She and the stage look great! But.. the song is a mess and she should not sing in english. Not a winner. Belgium was the best today.

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

Excellent backdrop for a boring song

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

Sounds great tbh!

JimM
JimM
6 years ago

After watching the video I have to say that it was G R E A T!!!!!!! If that is what you ‘ve watched from ballads over and over again, what can I say? Congratulations (also) to the visual designer-the graphics look fantastic…

Calvin
Calvin
6 years ago

I think Padraig hit the nail on the head here.

Martin C
Martin C
6 years ago

The staging is amazing I love it! Definitely the best rehearsal of today. Greece will surely qualify for the final I have no doubt about it. Well done Maria!

Eshvc
Eshvc
6 years ago

Why is everyone so jealous of Greece again?
You know that Greece will qualify again and you will have to suck it up, don’t you?

esc1234
esc1234
6 years ago

Hey its me again. Please guys CLEAN YOUR EYES AND EARS! They obviously saved the best rehearsal for last. That was great. Spot on vocals and the eye behind her looks impressive.

Amerivision
Amerivision
6 years ago

I want to like it but I was bored! I agree with Padraig.

Maltish
Maltish
6 years ago

Saw the video. Hope it fails, because it is a clinch mess.

Leaf
Leaf
6 years ago

P.S

saw the clip, stunning visuals and the dress is phenomenal … wish the song was a bit more forced and more natural …. Other than that this girl gave all she got on that stage.

Marco Antonio
Marco Antonio
6 years ago

@favorite Is already posted on Eurovision channel in Youtube

and remember that Wiwibloggs are making the coverage live from Vienna

favorite
favorite
6 years ago

I’m the only one who can’t see the video? Where did you saw it?

Chris
6 years ago

Yess !! It’s amazing and she has a stronge voice ! Greece will qualify AGAIN because has a great song AGAIN!
GOOD LUCK <3

esc1234
esc1234
6 years ago

One of you guys said that its dull and boring. I am really curious to see what he is going to say about Estonia.

George
6 years ago

Estonia’s rehearsal has uploaded and it’s pretty dissapointing.

BIONDA
BIONDA
6 years ago

I’VE HEARD SHE WAS THE BEST FROM TODAYS REHEARSALS!PERFECT EMOTIONALLY VOCALS.

esc1234
esc1234
6 years ago

They uploaded fyrom and finland but not greece…. well ok…

cocos
cocos
6 years ago

@Leo

Thank you for the answer I hope they ‘ll fix it soon 🙂

cocos
cocos
6 years ago

@EscFan2015 I visited eurovision song contest and I tried to watch the video. It says that’s its private. I think that there is a problem with the videos. The same happens and with the video of estonia’s rehearsal. I hope they’ll fix it. I’m waiting 1 hour

Leo
Leo
6 years ago

cocos:.-

Listen please, I am not part of the Wiwi Team, but the broadcaster has some technical problems with the video, so stay tuned ….
it will come up shortley ….

Maltish
Maltish
6 years ago

Macedonia released their rehersel BTW. I hope this song doesn’t qualify but if it does it will be a borderline one.

EscFan2015
EscFan2015
6 years ago

@Cocos relax, it just hasn’t been uploaded yet

cocos
cocos
6 years ago

Wiwibloggs, can you tell me WHERE IS THE VIDEO? I can’t watch it anywhere! Please answer my question soon.

bastian
bastian
6 years ago

shock non qualifier? not to me, the song is nothing special, they’re stuck between Finland and Estonia. Greece will drown. No final for them!

JimM
JimM
6 years ago

Although we haven’t seen the video yet, from the photos that the offocial web page has revealed, she looks amazing. Simplicity theme enhanced with eye and universe looking dramatic background lights…

George
6 years ago

”Really good performance,she sounds really good, she looks stunning and it’s a really good song” Is what Chris said. BUT it will qualify ONLY BECAUSE IT’S GREECE.Seriously?Just listen to yourself.That becomes boring year after year. They are stunning, excelent, very good, but why the f*ck they qualify every year?

Leo
Leo
6 years ago

12….. twelve ….douze points so far !!
But our greek beauty can do it much more better …..:)

I am
I am
6 years ago

Amazing is really amazing

esc1234
esc1234
6 years ago

She looks stunning. Why they haven’t upload the video yet?….

Leaf
Leaf
6 years ago

It is quite Conchita-esque !!! The bond song, the bond theme, the glamorous dress ….. It is very copy paste from last years winner and one of the weaker ballads this year overall, since I praise originality and this just ain’t all that original.

Leo
Leo
6 years ago

Medium average ….
come on beautiful girl , you can do it much better, we all know it … do you?
Now, let us have some greek wine & then let’s forget about it …
2nd rehearsal will be much better …

EscFan2015
EscFan2015
6 years ago

William is such a MEK stan!!! I lovee him!

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

Shame that they’re not uploading them as quickly on Youtube as they were before…. :/