The three songs the Greek entrant Sakis Rouvas might sing at the 54th Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Moscow in May were performed at a preview performance last week.
The three songs Out of Control, Right on Time and This Is Out Night were previewed at the Hilton Hotel in Athens in anticipation of the Greek Eurovision final which will take place this Wednesday at the Athinon Arena.
A clearly excited and optimistic Sakis Rouvas said that his only goal was to win Euovision in 2009 and to bring the Eurovision final back to Athens. “I go to bed and wake up with that thought pinned in my mind,” he said.
Greek choeographer Fokas Evaggelinos announced that the Greek Eurovision final to be broadcast on ERT will be hosted by Betty and Mathildy Maggira and will feature a musical dedication to Greek music from 1956 to the present
The Eurovision entries for Cyprus, Montenegro, Belarus and Malta have been invited to present their songs at the Greek final.
The winning entry will be chosen on the basis of a combination of public voting by viewers and voting by the Greek national Eurovision committees with a weighting of 50 percent to each.
Johnny Kalimeris, advisor to the ERT President, made it clear that the jury to vote for the song to represent Greece at the Moscow ESC would be announced on the day of the national final.
According to the results from the draw, Greece will compete in the second semifinal in Moscow on May 14th, together with Slovenia, Denmark, Azerbaijan, Holland, Latvia, Serbia, Norway, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Croatia, Estonia, Moldova, Cyprus, Ireland, Slovakia, and Albania.
This will be Sakis’ second participation in the Eurovision competition. During 2003 he won third place with his song Shake It. Then and also now, his choreographer is Fokas Evangelinos, who worked on the choreography of last year’s winner Dima Belan.
Out of Control was written by Dimitris Kontopoulos and Alexandra Zakka, Right on Time was written by Dimitris Kontopoulos, Craig Porteils and Cameron Giles-Webb and This Is Our Night was written by Dimitris Kontopoulos, Craig Porteils and Cameron Giles-Webb.