Pre-Contest Vote 2014: Greece

Welcome along to the latest summary article in ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2014! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 37 entries! Right, shall we get onto the next country?

Greece will run 13th in semi-final 2!
Greece will run 13th in semi-final 2!

This is how we’re running this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 37 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2014 (Armenia is first, Latvia is second etc). We’ll do two articles a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song. We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from both of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

Back on the launch page, you can catch up with all the countries we’ve covered so far, but today, it’s time for Greece! After a long period where their 2014 participation was looking uncertain owing to the closure of ERT, Greece actually transpired to bring us one of the most enjoyable national finals of the entire calendar! In a competition between four candidate songs (including the shamazing Crystallia) it was Freaky Fortune and Riskykidd who eventually won the ticket to Copenhagen with their urban pop number “Rise Up”:

Our opinions:

Rory – Definitely not a fan of this. Greece used to send such great choons like ‘Olou Tou Kosmos I Elpida’ and ‘Secret Combination’ and now, it’s just meaningless pop/ska with no real feel to it..definitely won’t be getting my vote this year.  Score: 3 points out of 12.

James – If I could sum this up in a single word, it would be “underwhelming”. It’s painfully generic and very forgettable… it goes absolutely nowhere! Like Rory, I’m sad to be saying this about Greece, a country who have sent such AMAZING entries in the past! Score: 4 points out of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Greek song, what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!

Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate Greece’s song! In the meantime, though, stay tuned to ESC Views, as we have the final two countries from Semi-Final 2 to post tomorrow!

If you’d like to share your opinions on Greece’s song, please feel free to comment below or vote in the poll!

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