The rumours have finally come to an end today, as the Greek broadcaster ERT confirmed via a press release that the band Argo will represent Greece at Eurovision 2016. Argo is the newly renamed hip-hop band Europond, who we discussed as the rumoured Greek representatives yesterday, following media reports.
It’s unclear why ERT have decided to change the band’s name. That aside, most of the details reported previously have stayed the same. The band usually consists of seven members, but to comply with Eurovision rules they will need to leave someone at home and compete as a six-piece band at Eurovision. That is so Mandinga. Full details of the song have not yet been released, with ERT’s statement simply saying that the track will be released “soon”.
Argo for Greece: Our reaction
The band appears to have posted a “teaser” photo earlier today on their Facebook page, with one of the band members winking at the camera in a record studio. Looks like they’re already hard at work with the song! It’s believed that they will be singing in Pontic Greek and that the track will touch on the various problems currently facing Greece and its people.
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