The countdown to Eurovision 2010 has entered a new phase within the last couple of days, now with less than a month to go before the semi finals get underway in Oslo. A number of entrants will compete in the two semi finals (on May 25 and 27), hoping to progress through to the grand final on May 29. Greece will take part in semi final No.1 on May 25.
GREECE : Giorgos Alkaios & Friends – Opa!
Most of us outside Greece would never have heard of Giorgos Alkaios, but the 38 year old performer has been entertaining his homeland for the best part of two decades. With gold and platinum albums under his belt, Giorgos will carry the hopes of his country into battle for Eurovision 2010. The clip (below) takes an eternity to get to the point – a little bit of editing might not have gone astray, but the song explodes into life at around the 90 second mark in a burst of marching drums and bouzouki.