Greece, Yianna Terzi, 1

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to rank and review the 43 songs competing in Eurovision 2018. Next we head to sunny Greece where Yianna Terzi has “Oneiro mou” (My dream). Was it a dream or a nightmare? Read on to find out!

Yianna Terzi – “Oneiro mou”

“Oneiro mou” reviews

Steinunn: This song gives me life! When Greece is not giving us generic pop bangers you could hear on every other radio station (I‘m talking to you Demi, Sakis and Kalomira) they often give us something full of ethnic elements sung in the beautiful Greek language. And that’s what I love about Greece in ESC. “Oneiro Mou” is one of those songs, plus it’s dreamy and mystical and melancholic. Love it!

Score: 9.5/10

Angus: Pan pipes put you in mind of a Greek Myth, but “Oniro Mou” sounds more like a Greek Tragedy. Yianna Terzi has the voice, but she does not have the song. Versatility is really admirable when you can execute it properly, but the past few years have shown Greece as missing more often than they hit the mark. This is atmospheric for about a minute before it becomes tedious.

Score: 2/10

Deban: Reflective and sombre due to the harsh economic conditions faced by millions of Greeks, this entry may appear romantic to a few, but it isn’t about love. Yianna Terzi’s voice has a dreamy quality, but the framing here feels clipped. This is a ethno-folk song about a sad socio-economic reality, thus it is somewhat difficult to get excited about it.

Score: 4.5/10

Padraig: We hear this sort of thing every year at Eurovision, the only difference being that it’s usually as part of the interval act. Authentic, worthy and brimming with ethnic flourishes “Oneiro mou” is exactly what host countries love to put on in order to showcase the wonders of their culture. And it’s also the time people at home use to take a break from the show. There’s nothing wrong with Yianna’s delivery per se, but the track does seem to rely on the instrumental elements to provide all the dynamism. Currently, the vocal journey is a bit flat.

Score: 4.5/10

Renske: “Oniro Mou” is absolutely beautiful. I love how this song has an instrumental part towards the end that shows the ethnic flavour of this song. Yianna’s voice totally harmonises the instrumentation and makes the song more powerful. My only — but big — concern is that this type of song is really difficult to stage without losing its magic.

Score: 8.5/10

Sebastian: “Oneiro Mou” marks a nervous return to ethnic folk for Greece — the last of which they failed to qualify for the final. Yianna Terzi is a talented vocalist, with her entry transporting the listener to a different, dreamy universe. I’m not sure the track itself will be enough to grab and hold the listener’s attention in the semi-final – atmospheric staging will be a must.

Score: 5.5/10

In the Wiwi Jury we have 20 jurors but only have room for six reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Anthony: 8/10

Antranig: 8/10

Bernardo: 8/10

Bogdan: 6/10

Chris: 7.5/10

Cinan: 9/10

Jonathan: 6.5/10

Jordi: 8.5/10

Jovana: 5/10

Kristin: 9/10

Luis: 8/10

Robyn: 6/10

Ron: 7/10

William: 5.5/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 2 and a high of 9.5.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.94/10

What do you think of this song? Share your own score and review below!

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Toloco
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Toloco

A song about the financial crisis? Are you serious?
I thought that this blog was about the appreciation of songs and music globally and not a place to discuss, criticize or even rate songs based on politics…
WTF did I just read? Can you not comment on its features (4 voice chorus, instruments, bridge etc…)
That didn’t look good at all but a little, prejudiced and biased.

Eurovisiontales
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Eurovisiontales

To all the fyromian haters and fanboys of songs like Sweden and Cyprus who ” can’t see Greece qualifying ” please close your mouth. Greece cant stay in the semi when Cyprus Albania Armenia Bulgaria etc vote. Especially with a song thats way more loved that previous greek entries. Seriously, just stop, you are embarrassing yourselves.

Javi
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Javi

Beautiful Greece. Has all the greek vibes: melody and language. I’m expecting this to finish very high. It’s different, emotional and stays true to greek roots. A fantastic package for Eurovision!

kyribear
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kyribear

One of the Best Entry this Year
10/10

LCH
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LCH

Hard to call this one. It’s pleasant and classy but despite the production it takes me back to the 90’s. I enjoy it but I don’t love it. I think the thing for me is that it lacks emotion. Oddly. Maybe she’ll add it live. I generally perfer their more uptempo offerings.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

“Oneiro mou” is definitely much better than “My Last Breath”, “Utopian Land” and “This is Love” and maybe even the three of them combined. And it has ethnic sound and it’s in Greek. That’s all the positive comments I have for this song, because I just can’t connect to it. For me, it feels flat and boring despite the atmospheric feeling of the song. This for me, just feels like a slightly improved version of “Qami” and that’s not necesarily a compliment. Still a pretty decent song and definitely a step in the right direction for Greece, even if they… Read more »

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I am just happy for Greece that this is definitely better than what they have come up with for the past two years. Obviously, we don’t know what they are going to do with this in terms of a performance but they definitely have the potential to do well. As for the song, there are definite elements of quality and yeah, I think I like it. It doesn’t build enough to be one of the songs that I am really excited about but still a good entry. Good luck, Greece! Would be surprised if this did not qualify.

Apostolos
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Apostolos

The song has nothing to do with economic crisis. It’s an imaginary dialogue between Greece and Greeks about how much the Greek people love their country, Greece. This song could be with any other country in Eurovision and to speak about how much each nation love their country. That’s all.
Obviously everyone has his / her opinion about this song, but i think that some here in wiwiblogs are a little prejudiced with Greek song this year.
Anyway, everything will be judged this May in Lisbon and the question is what will be done there, not in any other polls.

Yaa
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Yaa

Ha ha, wasted in Ios?! Still like it.

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Has been and remains in my top 3! The song is epic, masterful, emotional, spiritual, genuine and gives me Greek realness all the way. There’s very little wrong with this song! Great job, Hellas! 9.5/10! Hoping they staging will be as epic as the song itself!

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Edit: Hoping THE staging….

esc1234
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esc1234

you are pathetic. Stop hating a country and get a life asap.

Enough with the trolls
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Enough with the trolls

@Wiwi team, seriously now? You let THAT whithout moderation, whilst everyday, regular commenters complain that their posts fail to appear due to moderation? No wonder why people like Purple Mask stop reviewing. Since February, many readers keep on posting that wiwiblogs is heavily occupied by trolls this year. Are you guys willing to do anything serious about it? It’s getting more and more repulsive as the date of the contest comes. Please show some respect to your long time and devoted followers. <3

Ash
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Ash

The awkward moment when you think that being a prostitute is an insult..

GkkkG
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GkkkG

I’m sorry Deban the song is not about love but it isnt about the crisis either. And WTF? A 6.94?? On a song that is 9th favourite in the bets to win, 4th in the INFE, and 6th on OGAE?? Wiwi there is something off with you guys. And the lyric video has 7 million views. You better review it again and stop talking about the crisis and focus on the music! This is a music festival not a political election…..

Gkkkk
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Gkkkk

Did you also know that people that comment trash are also jealous and ass holes and are worth 1 drachma! If you didnt know now you know! Kisses from Albania

Savvas
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Savvas

Are you serious? What’s your problem with Greece and Greeks?

Musicandart
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Musicandart

Let an idiot write a comment and he/she will be more idiot..

John taff
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John taff

Flat ??WIWIBLOGGS ARE Y SERIOUS? ITS SO EPIC AND MAGICAL SONG? THE BEST SONG FROM GREECE AT ESC ….NOT POP ?
ANDDD?? U HAVE A VERY BAD TASTE OF GOOD MUSIC

EuSkygr
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EuSkygr

Shut up stupid fyromian. You and your country are disgusting. Go die

M
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M

All these tragic reviews of such masterpiece! Jeez! Call me crazy but I think this is top 5 if not top 3 if not a winner!

esc1234
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esc1234

Deban has propably smoke something before writing this review because its not a song about crisis. Not even close….

esc1234
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esc1234

and you do sound stupid.

Marios
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Marios

The song has a patriotic feeling for sure, but it’s not about the economic crisis, Deban.

Musicandart
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Musicandart

Yeah, but the song is about a dialogue among Greece a day Greeks it is not about economic crisis .. It could be a song of any country… Btw if people have difficulties and need to scream about economic crisis,it’s their right to do it… If you cannot understand what they are living , do not write these type of comments.. Just live on your pinkie and full of unicorns world

Roby0888
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Roby0888

Greece gives us a true masterpiece this year!! 9.5/10
Yianna will have my vote from France 🙂
I feel sorry for some wiwibloggers that can’t appreciate how amazing this entry is…
Deserves a lot more than 6.94

Mario Eur(o)Vision
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Mario Eur(o)Vision

So cool amazing song!
Such emotional & sensational…
I’m really proud for my country’s entry this year! <3
9 / 10

P.S : So long WiWiBloggs…BYE
Unfortunately, i will stop posting my reviews on your site…
First it was Denmark… And now its Greece…
Just give me a f***ing break…
I'm OUT 🙁

Marcelo
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Marcelo

This is a blog, not an airport’s departures terminal.

Jo
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Jo

Next year send them a letter telling which songs they should give the highest scores.

Caroline
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Caroline

I agree. I just loved Denmark and Greece this year. I don’t understand why wiwiblogs are so harsh with these two.

Mar
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Mar

LMAO you guys ranked friking Azerbaijan higher than this masterpiece, you’re tripping something fierce.
Anyway I’ve been in love with this song since the moment I heard it. If she delivers live anything lower than top 5 would be a robbery

nik
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nik

hello wiwibloggers. I have some news for you:

GOOD MUSIC IS NOT ONLY POP.

I know you are shocked. Especially you padraig and angus. But deal with it.

Cliff
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Cliff

This atmospheric and epic song needs epic staging ; unfortunately, due to the dire economic situation in Greece they are not going to spend their scarce money on epic staging ; they couldn’t even afford to host the show if they did win …this song should have the staging of Jamala 1944 …THAT would be epic
I’ve seen on Youtube a short one minute clip of this singer with about 4-6 female accompanying singers performing the song ..it is like something from the ESC in the 1980s …..she’s never going to win like that , although she’ll likely qualify

Jdm
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Jdm

I m getting tired of these “they couldnt even afford to host” comments.
After almost 10 years of a very bad crisis, Greece is actually still richer than: Albania, Fyr Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Latvia, Belarus, Croatia, Moldova, Georgia – Only to name a few. And of course, significantly wealthier than last years host Ukraine -.- .

Cliff
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Cliff

Take a look at the staging from Jamala’s 1944 ..that’s what Greece should have , with drums, flutes and horns

Mark
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Mark

And Salvador was alone on stage and win, and? Greece can have an amazing stage, none know to say that lol

XDRD
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XDRD

But Jamala was alone on stage and she had beautiful backround pictures. How much costs this staging?
P.S. It was epic, so I can’t see your point

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

After last years ”this is cringe” disaster, we now have real Music again. I mean ”This is looooooove…. Rain falls from above” was already a horrible idea, so I was glad that they changed that at least. Yeah, as you can already tell, I wasn’t exactly a fan, Greece was in my bottom 5 tbh. But this year…. Wow! Such a mystical, atmospheric song… It’s like you get sucked in by the melody. Traditional, but thank god that it’s not Utopian land. It was kinda my guilty pleasure, but that song was just weird. I hope Greece has a great… Read more »

Oneiro mou
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Oneiro mou

Well even the odds are in her favour 😛

Oneiro mou
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Oneiro mou

I absolutely LOVE this song. Not everyone should, it is indeed a matter of taste after all. BUT, it is more than embarrasing that u ranked the wannabe swedish copycats and absolutely generic songs from Azerbaijan and Cyprus over this. This is just ridiculous.

Oneiro mou
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Oneiro mou

I forgive you for thinking shallow Swedish pop is actual music, compared to this masterpiece.

Eurovisiontales
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Eurovisiontales

Lol. Sweden doesnt provide quality music fool, it provides mainstream music. Theres a difference between them, open your ears

Caroline
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Caroline

You’re absolutely right! People think that this fabricated songs have quality. Sure, they are professional and well produced, but their songs are not artistic, they don’t have any soul or feelings.

Héctor
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Héctor

After the drama in Greece, this is the best that could happen to them (and probably the only decent option). This song is so epic! Greek language is very beautiful, so it is her voice. Everything match perfectly. “Oneiro Mou”, for me, sounds like a kind of a mix between Edurne’s “Amanecer” (Spain 2015) and the intro from “Xena: the warrior princess”. Greece qualification and its place in the Grand Final will highly depend on Yianna’s live performance. Hope she can sing this live, it can be amazing. Greece has been growing on me, but there are other songs I… Read more »

Mel
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Mel

This is genuinely good, but not moving in any way that would make me vote for it. The live will absolutely make or break this. Cyprus and Greece are very lucky to be in the same semi (again). 7/10.

Tibor
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Tibor

The pan flute opening is a deliberate provocation, of course, but other than that, I think this is another excellent entry and high up in my top10, not quite top5 (which is in fact a top6 because of the tie, y’all remember, don’t you?), the use of pan flutes just has to have consequences, I cannot encourage this sort of instrumentation. The song itself has a beautifully entrancing quality, a little bit new agey, but not too much. I am under the impression that the harmonies in the chorus are electronically enhanced, at least it sounds that there’s a lot… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

@Tibor: When you wrote: “the use of pan flutes just has to have consequences; I cannot encourage this sort of instrumentation.” – I laughed! 🙂 I have met so many musicians and orchestrators over the years who look down on such instruments as “gimmicks”, but to tell you the truth… I love the flutes/recorder’s soothing sound if and when they are used correctly, like at the start of this song.
Often we find comfort in the familiar, and that type of recorder-like sound is definitely familiar.

A useful link to completely different music with strikingly similar familiar sounds:
https://youtu.be/UX__4aHwYzM

Tibor
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Tibor

That’s good, it was supposed to be funny. 🙂
I don’t know, if you can use pan flutes “correctly”. In my case, it’s lost cause, they have been so overused in cheap instrumentals, where the vocal part has been substituted by pan flutes … I’m sure you know what I mean, it’s so deeply rooted in me, my aversion towards the sound is almost a reflex …
And “Adiemus” … I remember that and it doesn’t help your case … 😉

Anita
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Anita

Which 10 songs would you let qualify in SF1?

Andrea
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Andrea

My impressions:
-Strong, folkloric, authentic. This has a higher quality compered to 2016’s entry, which was critically panned despite the folk elements in it (because honestly, it was just rap)
-Interesting and somewhat innovative. I enjoyed listening to it because it wasn’t the usual thing.
-May have a chance of ranking highly.

I’ve felt that Greece would never come close to 2013’s entry again, but this ranks highly compared to what I’ve heard.

Jjjjjjjk
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Jjjjjjjk

WTF? 6.94? well the wiwi jury is always wrong when it comes to results so I’m not really gonna worry about this. The betting odds are having Greece as 9th favorite to Win so……. And that guy that gave a 2 definitely has complex issues. Kisses from Albania!

Hatshepsut
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Hatshepsut

I agree with all of these people, the overall score that the song has received is way too low for how good it actually is.

Kounis
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Kounis

As stated before, previous year’s winner Salvador Sobral, was given an average score of 6.56 by Wiwi Juries.
6.94 is just a number. Not the end nor the beginning. Apparently we don’t all feel goosebumps every time we listen to oniro mou. But I do. We don’t all feel super emotional when we understand the actual depth of its lyrics. But I do. We don’t all regard this song as a masterpiece. But I do…

Adi1989
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Adi1989

This site is a joke. I m out.

Lourdes
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Lourdes

6.94 is very low in my opinion. I was definitely expecting more than 7 for this song. I love the ethnic and mystical vibes it transmits and I believe it has the potential for a terrific staging. I would just hope that Yianna wouldn’t stay so quiet. Among all the singers, she’s the only one I haven’t found a live performance anywhere, so I really don’t know what her vocal skills are ( even Eleni posted a live version of Fuego on Ig, which I thought was pretty decent). But based on the studio version I would give it a… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

That was super weird, by the way.

Lourdes
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Lourdes

I know right? I’m sorry your comments got deleted too.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

No problem. It was more like a talk between us than a statement, anyway. 🙂 And since the whole thread was tainted by crazy people being xenophobic about a country that I don’t even know how entered the conversation, I guess deleting it was for the greater good.

dark
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dark

My favorite part of eurovision is after it ends when i see the bad job of wiwi jury

Makis
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Makis

When they announced that Yianna was going to Eurovision, I was so bumped, that I didn’t even listen to the song. At first. Then, I it gave a try and I was like “what the actual hell?”. I don’t care if it goes through to the final. I don’t care if it wins the whole thing. I’m really proud of Yianna and this is our sound. 150.000/10

JamalaWANNAbe
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JamalaWANNAbe

This is average depressing song like 2016. Thanks but…. no thanks. I don’t need Jamala again.
3/10

Sun
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Sun

This funeral song will win. Oh Gosh noooo. 🙁

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Greece has been so quiet about this one that I don’t know if they want to take everyone by surprise or if they haven’t noticed yet all the potential they have on their hands. This is one of the best studio versions of the year. When I close my eyes and listen to the drums, I remember about the opening ceremony of Athen’s Olympics, maybe the classiest one ever held. You can look anywhere but you won’t find another entry that at the same time feels like an Eurovision act but also works like something that’s “too cool for the… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

Hey, our rating are virtually the same once again, except I’m the bad one now. But I do feel it’s much closer to 8.5 than 7.5.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

It feels good to be the nicer one for a change! haha And guess what? I haven’t started writing about Spain, but our ratings we’ll be close again.

Cliff
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Cliff

I had high hopes for this but when I saw a very short clip of it ,live, with about 4-6 female singers on youtube, I realized it will not do well ..very disappointing

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I still think it’s too early to tell, but I just watched the video you mentioned and I can understand your disappointment. Anyway, this keeps being one of the entries we know less about. This could be good or bad, depending on what they deliver.

Miguel Lupi
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Miguel Lupi

As expected, you rate the fast food music, Shakira copycat, above Greece’s true to their culture music. And that guy who rates this song with a 2, I have no words… I know it wasnt considered in the average, I know you all aren’t professionals but you are rating the work of professional musicians and your blog is followed by thousands of people. It’s embarassing.

Rob
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Rob

6.94??? I was sure that it would be at least an 8 for that entry! Anyway its just a contest about music and in music everyone has his own preferences.

This is my favourite greek entry since 2011 in Germany. I can’t wait to hear this entry live. Hope it will be amazing!

9.5 from me and 2/43 in my top

L'oiseau
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Greece has brought (maybe unintentionally, we will never know) a gem this year. The overall quality is flawless, it brings us that typical Greek ballads sonority that was missed for so long. The singer seems great and very authentic, but we will only be judging that really on live. I love this song for what it is and what it stands for: quality authentic music in Eurovison. I just feel that the European audience and jury are no longer ready for this kind of songs, but then again Hungary and Bielorus last year showed year that there is still some… Read more »

AngieP
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AngieP

Such a beautiful song! The studio version is already good. I believe the staging will elevate this. If we do a good job with the staging, it will be amazing! Best of luck! It’s time we get back to the good results.

Being as objective as I can, I will give this a 7!

Esgalnor
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Esgalnor

Do you srsly rank this lower than Azerbaija, Macedonia etc? Wtf? This is a masterpiece, flawless entry, one of the top 3 songs of the year. These ratings are a joke.

Digital Style
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Digital Style

You think THIS is what they play at Greek funerals? Oh, you ain’t seen nothing.

Madrileño
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Madrileño

Very nice entry Greece

Achill Stergs
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Achill Stergs

6.94?? That’s way too low! :/

Lewis S
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Lewis S

9.5/10 This is great and envelopes a lot of emotion; and offers some ethnic realness. It has a really nice build to it; and the trabslation is rather touching, and really mixes well. I do have concerns over how it will be staged; but this is my favourite to win Semi final 1.

Ariso Light
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Ariso Light

Thank you so much! I love Israel’s song, it’s my favorite! Love from Greece and good luck to you too! ?