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Greece qualified on the eight place on the Eurovision

30 May 2010 / 14:05:48  GRReporter
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Victoria Mindova

 

Georgion Alkeos desire to rank his country in the top ten came true and the Greek song 'OPA' won eighth place in Oslo in the fifty-fifth International Eurovision Contest 2010. The Greek pop folk singer and his male ballet again presented flawless their execution, this time for the finals of the competition fireworks were prepared for the climax of the song, which burned not only from the stage but also from the dancers drums! Honestly as a spectator, it didn’t had the promised 'WOW'-effect by Alkeos George, but the performance was good and won the 12 points of Albania, Cyprus, Belgium and Britain. Serbia gave 10 points to Greece and Iceland, Germany and Portugal gave 8 points to the Greek hit OPA! Bulgaria gave its southern neighbor, only 5 points and the 12 points went to the seventeen years old Safura from Azerbaijan that performed the love song Drip Drop. Greece in its turn donated of course its 12 points to Cyprus, which this year presented the lyrical song "Everything looks better in the spring”, also performed by the young John Lilgrin and The Islanders. The Greek 10 points went for the Albanian Juliana Pasha for her dancing piece It's all about you, and the 8 points were left for France.

Germany was the overall winner. Next year we will watch the Eurovision Song Contest in Berlin. The young Lena, only 19 years old, sang her modern sounding song "Satellite" and won the hearts of the viewers and the jury. She was wearing a classic little black dress which only accentuated her youthful freshness and tenderness. Her presence and song that tells of a cheerful girl in love were enough to fill the stage and small screen, without special effects lights, dancers or pompous dresses. Armed with his beautiful young voice and charm, Lena made the audience in the hall to stand up and applause immediately after the execution of the song portend the outcome.

After the Championship of Germany with "Satellite" the audience and jury ranked Turkey second with the strange song "We could be the same", third is Romania with the dynamic and wonderfully sung "Playing with fire", and at the fourth place is the confusing mix of Denmark "In a moment like this ".

Let's start in reverse order! There is no way not to mention that the choice of the Danish song left in me with mixed feelings. As a beginning it is obvious that the Danes this year seemed to have no inspiration. The combination of musical the intro in the style of Sting and the chorus, which was taken from ΑΒΒΑ clearly emerged as their strongest trump them and to my great surprise, it won fourth place. This could also be in first place if the competition was for plagiarism, and not for a new original song, as Eurovision is supposed to be.

The Turkish performance was another shock for me. The Turkish rock (assuming) band Manga presented a strange mixture between the two images of the German industrial band Rammstein and Turkish Sakis Rouvas, ie Tarkan. If this sounds confusing, then you had to see them on the stage of Eurovision in order to become even more confused. But the icing on the cake was a female robokop with exceptionally large metal busts, who during the song took out a small flex (such as those for construction) on the stage and started to polish her metal uniform. As if that was not enough, but eventually she started to undress from the metal she was wearing and at the end of the song she threw herself on the back of the singer.

This band, without style and concept, had tried to combine maybe their idea of modern and heavy sound, but somehow it did not work out. To dress in black latex, to put eyeliner and start copy / paste for your song like Linking Park, and then go on as it comes, is no guarantee of success in my opinion. But obviously I am wrong, because the Turkish Manga reached second place at Eurovision. For this absurdity 12 points gave Croatia, Azerbaijan, France while Macedonia, Bulgaria, Germany and Britain were among countries that gave 10 points.

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