As Eurovision fans we are used to Hellenic storms, but a whole different kind of storm shook Greece and Europe over the weekend as the Greek people voted overwhelmingly against bailout terms offered by international creditors. While the continent takes one last breath (hey Maria-Elena!), we round up the reactions and opinions of Eurovision stars on the Greek referendum.
Eurovision land wasn’t immune to the effects of the referendum either and Greek and Cypriot Eurovision stars have been vocal in their response.
2004 and 2009 act Sakis Rouvas encouraged Greeks to vote “yes” prior to the referendum.
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— sakisrouvas (@sakisrouvas) July 2, 2015
Other Greek stars disagreed with Rouvas. 2013 act Koza Mostra criticised the objectivity of television coverage of debates over voting in the referendum.
Many stars have simply expressed solidarity and support for their fellow Greeks, without offering a clear statement in support or against the result of the referendum.
Greece 2014: Teo Buzz, producer of FreakyFortune
The moment we realize we’re bound to our own choices
— Teo Buzz (@FreakyTeo) July 5, 2015
Greece 2011: Stereo Mike
Greece 2008: Kalomira
Eurovision Song Contest Event Sueprvisor Sietse Bakker also shared his opinion on the referendum: