It was Argo’s second rehearsal, but due to sound issues, today was the first time we actually heard “Utopian Land” in all its glory. Vocals were strong, with little to no changes from the studio version. Although, cattier press room members suggested it was better when the sound was off.
Once again the performance is crammed with traditional Greek elements. Dressed in outfits that worshippers of Zeus might have worn, they dance Pontian jigs on a stage full of fiery orange sun-like symbols. The camera work is tighter, the dance moves slicker. The entry is divisive, but also diverting. While certain viewers may be alienated by the rap and ethnic elements, the fact that it’s sandwiched between throwaway dance numbers from Finland and Moldova may save it. As an added bonus, the hot dancer rips his shirt off at the end. The Greeks do spoil us!
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Greece: Second rehearsal at Eurovision 2016
Argo: Interview after first rehearsal
Greece’s press conference after first rehearsal
Greece reaction to first rehearsal
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)