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National Final - Greece (Eurovision Extras)

Created by Iulia Bac on 23 Jun 2022

The Greek national broadcaster, Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT), broadcasts the event each year and organises the process for the selection of the Greek entry.

See also: Eurovision Extras - Those Who did not represent their country

Greece and Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT) chose to host a National Selection with the winner being chosen by televoting (50%) and an "expert" jury (50%). Antique was chosen with "Die for You" and placed 3rd at Eurovision.

The final took place on 6 March 2001 at the REX Music Hall in Athens, hosted by Dafni Bokota. Nine songs competed and the winner was selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, the top four songs were selected by jury voting to proceed to the second round. In the second round, the winner, "Die for You" performed by Antique, was selected by a 50/50 combination of public televoting and jury voting. As there was a tie for the first place, the results of the public vote took precedence and led to the victory of Antique.

Missing Song Lyrics:
Kay Connors "One More Time" (2nd) =
Maria-Louiza Vassilopoulou "Agapise me" (3rd) =
Lenou "S'efharisto" (4th) =
Sissy Bitzou - "To koritsaki tou bampa" (Eliminated) =
Lorna - "Zoi, s'agapao" (Eliminated) =
Tzina Fotinopoulou - "Killed Angels" (Eliminated) =
Dimitris Laskaridis - "Santorini" (Eliminated) =
Maria Karagouni & Thanasis Dimopoulos - "Me ta matia tis psychis" (Eliminated) =

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Greece and Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT) chose to host a National Selection with the winner being chosen via 50% televoting and 50% "expert" jury. Michalis Rakintzis was chosen with "S.A.G.A.P.O."

Ellinikós Telikós 2002 was the Greek national final developed by ERT to select the Greek entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2002. The competition took place on 26 February 2002 at the REX Music Hall in Athens, hosted by Dafni Bokota and televised on ET1.

Missing Song Lyrics:
Veronika - "Tu non c’eri qui" (Eliminated) =
Kokkinos, Theodorou, Komninou & Kokkinos - "Pension – Sweet Home" (Eliminated) =
Elina Konstantopoulou & Marion Georgiou - "Beautiful Life" (Eliminated) =
Katerina Topazi - "Moiazei na 'nai sinema/Y tu cruel" (Eliminated) =

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Greece competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, held on 24 May 2003 at the Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia. The Greek broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) organised a public selection process entitled Ena tragoudi gia tin Evropi (Ένα τραγούδι για την Ευρώπη; "A song for Europe") to determine its entry for the contest. Held on 26 February 2003 in Athens, the event saw 10 songs compete to be the Greek entry; the results were determined by a combination of jury, SMS and televoting. Singer Mando with the song "Never Let You Go" received the most votes and was selected to represent the nation. The song was written by Mando and Terry Siganos.

To promote the entry, a music video and five track CD single for the song were released and Mando made appearances at events in Cyprus, Croatia and Malta, as well as at Mediterranean party in Riga in the lead up to the contest. "Never Let You Go" was performed 17th at the international contest on 24 May 2003 and at the close of the voting process, finished in 17th place, receiving 25 points from six countries.

Missing Song Lyrics:
Marian Georgiou - "Can’t Escape – Come Back" =
Alexandros Chatzis - "I agapi einai dromos – L'amore e la strada" =
Kaminaris, Papadopoulos & Papalexi - "Kapote – Come With Me" =
Giorgos Nassios - "It’s Alright" =
Kostas Chrisis - "Gotta Be a Way for Love" =
Dimitra Aggelou & Alter Ego - "Kapoios erotas fotia" =

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Greece won the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, its first Eurovision Song Contest victory. Greek national broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) internally selected Helena Paparizou who sang "My Number One" in Kyiv, winning the competition with 230 points. The song is written by Manos Psaltakis, Christos Dantis and Natalia Germanou. "My Number One" was selected through a national final on 2 March 2005, where the public and a professional jury chose it over three other candidate songs.

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