During the recent Eurovision pre-party tour, we heard dozens of acts perform their songs live to packed audiences in Riga, Amsterdam, Moscow, London and Tel Aviv. One act we missed hearing was Greece’s Argo.

Thankfully they righted that wrong last Friday, performing their song “Utopian Land” live at the INFE Greece Eurovision Party in Athens.

Let there be no doubt: This group can sing. The female vocalists blend beautifully and lead vocalist Christina Lachana really knows how to serve an intoxicating mix of mystery and sensuality. The rap segments are very confident and assured — no nerves here!

Every year INFE Greece hosts a special Eurovision party, welcoming the Greek entry and other guest Eurovision stars performing. This year’s acts included Constantinos Christoforou, Barrice,Risky Kidd and of course Argo — the band formerly known as Europond.

The band also covered Sergey Lazarev’s “You Are The Only One” and Minus One’s “Alter Ego”. You can watch those performances here.

Following the party, Argo spoke with Greece’s Alpha TV and responded to the criticism their song has received:

Both negative and positive comments are welcome. Negative comments make us better because we read them and when they are correct, try to improve ourselves. Our goal right now is to focus on the task at hand and this is to do our best in the stage of Stockholm…

And who do they fear the most?

We’re not afraid of the other songs, we like the other songs. We really like France and Australia, but our favourites change day by day…

Wiwibloggs had a quick chat with Mr. Makis Charalampopoulos —the Vice President of INFE Greece — regarding the party and the Greek Eurovision entry.

We hope that many people will join us on our journey to the “Utopian Land” this year. During this tough year for Greece, with the crisis escalating, affecting more nations, whether they admit it or not, and with the refugee crisis making one of the most serious problems Europe faces today, Greece adopts the tagline of this year’s Eurovision, “Come Together”, and invites everyone to a utopian journey.

Our band — young people with really good voices — lead the way on this journey…With the support of ERT and INFE Greece, I wish Argo the best. On our side we will continue our Argonautica to support Argo, as we did since the song was announced and as we did last night with our party. Many of us will be in Stockholm to fly the Greek flag. We have the only ethnic song this year — we hear our own language, as well as the pontic dialect, so we expect the support of Greek people all over the world… We love Eurovision and we’ve proven that with the numerous events we’ve hosted since 1988. So, good luck Greece!

So what do you think? Let us know in the comment box below…

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Anfrers
4 years ago

My 16, hope they qualify, we need quality and diversity, and this is great at both.

Lucci Ricevo
Lucci Ricevo
4 years ago

I’d love to see them coming back one day with a breathtaking song as I really like their attitude, but they won’t slay this year as many people (me too) don’t like the too greek-sounding influences. I’ll be happy if they come back one day and I wish them good luck anyways ^^.

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

It is very good live, but my top hasn’t changed, Greece is around place 13-11 in my top 42.

esc 2016
esc 2016
4 years ago

Very nice voices…they make a beautiful atmosphier and I imagine this in globe arena…just amazing…..

Ern
Ern
4 years ago

They may qualify to the final after all.

Good luck!

Canadian Eurofan
Canadian Eurofan
4 years ago

I actually quite like this song, glad to hear their live is strong. Also I appreciate what the performers and the VP of INFE Greece had to say. Very professional and sportsmanlike.

One thing that keeps popping up in my mind: isn’t the lyric actually “with the *rays* of the rising sun” — I feel like her accent is causing some to mishear “rays” as “rise”.

The Anders
4 years ago

This is one of my favourites. I don’t go wow about it, but in a very weak year where most of the songs sound alike, it stands out in a positive way. They are very alone on representing that type of music.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

@Loo: It will go to the final if you vote on it like a madman drinking free alcohol and wet-dreaming about Sakis Rouvas … God knows why.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

As far as I’m concerned these guys should be sunsetting their own sun and stay hidden in the dark of night for as long as I care … what a waste of time this musical demo is …

Elyk
Elyk
4 years ago

Only part I like is the instrumental part at the start

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
4 years ago

They can sing, yes, but this is a song contest and their song is a mess.

Loo
Loo
4 years ago

The song is a mess, but Greece always qualifies and this year will be no exception.

Adam
Adam
4 years ago

Yaas!!! I loved this song since the start and its currently my #6 but i have a feeling itll get higher!

I always had faith in Greece, and im so happy people like the live. Ellada never fails me with their songs

esc 2016
esc 2016
4 years ago

I said that their live was pretty good in one of the previous articles!!!
Now I love this 100 times more!!! <3 <3
Now I believe that they prove that deserve the final…the rap part is brilliant(the part that Im not sure)…
Vote for Greece….cause deserve the final…..

Leo
Leo
4 years ago

Damn I hate my country’s entry but the live is seriously good !

Ariso Light
Ariso Light
4 years ago

I am from Greece, and I think the live performance is much better! (I was dancing) At the end the music is a bit messy but I still like the song much more! Can’t wait to see this in stockholm! 😀

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
4 years ago

I never expected to say that, but the live performance of the song is surprisingly good! It is much higher in my top 42 now and I actually have to say that I’m proud of my country’s entry this year!

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

“We are the rice in the rising sun, dance with us” AND HAVE SOME RICE
Lol

Paul D.
Paul D.
4 years ago

The beggining of the song is sooo good but then it’s very messy, it’s a shame…

Paul D.
Paul D.
4 years ago

The song is still a mess, but it comes across much better live. I think I will actually enjoy this much more on the day of the semi final ! Still, even though it’s Greece, I think it will struggle to go to the final

MarioMario
4 years ago

The live is strong. The song is still a big mess.

ELOSE
ELOSE
4 years ago

Look I didn´t like the studio version, but live its actually pretty good! Even the rap part!! With good staging, see you in the final Greece!

makis charalampopoulos

Go HELLAS Go!
WIWIBLOGGS Respect!

A
A
4 years ago

Still my top 10.

Beautiful melody.

DToes
DToes
4 years ago

Guys fear nothing cause we love you

William Lee Adams
Admin
4 years ago

Very good live!

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
4 years ago

So sorry they are so underrated, they’re actually good