We caught up with Argo, this year’s Greek representatives for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Here is what they had to say!
Hi Argo! Thank you very much for taking the time out to answer our questions for Eurovoix we really appreciate it!
Firstly, could you introduce yourselves and tell us how you formed as a band? You come from different parts of the world!
We all live in Thessaloniki and that’s how we met and decided to work us a band. We began our collaboration 10 years ago as “Europond”and we are still working together now under the new name of our band “Argo”.
Also, how did you decide on the name of the band “Argo”?
We chose this name because in this way we see the journey we are about to make. Like Argonauts, our journey starts with the final destination of Stockholm in order to win the “Golden Fleece”, which in this case is nothing but a professional presentation of our song in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest. One of the most fascinating stories of ancient Greek mythology is the story of the Argonauts and the Quest for the Golden Fleece
Who are your influences in your music?
Our inspiration comes from real life, from our daily life and experiences and also from the history of our ancestors as our parents and grandparents narrated it to us.
Of course you will be singing “Utopian Land” in Stockholm, can you tell us more of what its about?
As you well know, “Utopia” is not impossible, but ideal. “Utopia” is a term that essentially describes an imaginary society, which has a seemingly perfect social, political and legal system. This term then used to describe societies that tried to create something great. For us, the land of utopia is a place difficult to find, but not impossible. Each one of us has his own ideal land in mind. This is indeed subjective, because each person has his own perception. Altogether and individually, we can achieve something great. The point is not to lose the road that will lead us to the sunrise, to the end, our ideal destination.
Can you provide us with an idea of how you will present your song on the stage in Stockholm?
You have to wait and see! We can’t tell you anything at this moment.
Have you got any plans for after the Eurovision Song Contest?
For the time being, we focus on our efforts for a very good performance on the stage of the Globe Arena. It is a great honor for us that our song will represent our country and that is all that concerns us. This is what we focus our attention on and we work intensively for the best possible result.
Do you have any favourite songs or artists from the Eurovision Song Contest’s history?
“Nocturne” from Secret Garden (1995)
And how would it feel to lift the Eurovision trophy in Stockholm?
Just perfect. This is the goal. Our joy will be indescribable. We will be very proud that Greece will organize for the second time the competition and especially when this will happen 10 years after our hosting in 2006. Within a decade!
Thank you again Argo for answering our questions and we wish you the very best of luck for Stockholm!
Greece will perform in the first half of the first semi-final on Tuesday 10th May.