Rumours about who will sing for Greece at Eurovision blow with the wind. Last week it was Ithikon Akmaiotaton & Salina. Prior to that it was Mariza Rizou and Eleni Foureira. But today Greek newssite newsit.gr claims that it’s Europond — a seven-piece band that’s been around since 2001. .
Despite their long history they remain relatively unknown. According to newsit.gr, they will sing in Pontic Greek, which fits with existing rumours. The head of ERT, Greece’s state broadcaster, recently confirmed that the song will have a “strong ethnic and Balkan sound” with “lyrics referring to the refugee crisis and financial difficulties Greece is facing”. They aren’t taking it all too seriously though, as the song will still be “happy and upbeat”. Europond fits into that frame perfrectly.
Wiwibloggs have contacted Europond, but we’re still waiting for a reply.
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—Billy Xifaras contributed reporting from Greece