Greece will be represented in the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden this year by musical group Koza Mostra and singer Agathonas Iakovidis with the song Alcohol is Free.
The group’s anti-austerity song was selected over three other entries.
“Our song talks about one of our nights when we went out and had some fun, but it also talks in a metaphoric way about the crisis and everything going on in the last few years in Greece and in Europe,” Koza Mostra told “It’s about getting away from all those problems.”
Unlike recent entries which were sung in English, this year’s is mostly in Greek by the six-member group, which is inexplicably dressed in kilts and wearing high-top black sneakers.
There was a chance that Greece would not be performing in this year’s Eurovision contest to be held in Malmo, Sweden, in May. Due to the crisis they said they might not be able to afford sending an entrant to the competition.
Greece won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 with Helena Paparizou’s My Number One.