INFE Greece reports that the Greek delegation have been given an additional rehearsal tomorrow afternoon.
INFE Greece has reported that Greece will have an additional technical rehearsal tomorrow, following complaints from the delegation regarding the staging of their song “Oniro Mou”. The report states that Yianna Terzi will be performing again tomorrow at 15:00 CET, after technical issues so far during her first and second rehearsals.
Greece is not the only nation to lodge a complaint about their rehearsal and be given additional time to perform. Denmark lodged a complaint regarding the snow that has been used in their performance and will hold an additional technical rehearsal as a result.
Yianna Terzi was born in 1980 and began performing professionally in 2005. After releasing several successful albums she relocated to the United States. She cites her musical influences as including Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Eurovision winner Celine Dion.
ERT had originally planned to host a national final on 22 February. The other artists due to perform were Areti Ketime and Chorostalites. However, it is understood that the record companies for these two artists failed to provide the requested letter of guarantee to ERT to cover Eurovision costs, leaving Yianna Terzi as the sole remaining eligible candidate to represent Greece in Eurovision.
Yianna will perform in the first semi-final on 8th May with her song “Oniro Mou”.
Source: INFE Greece
Greece debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, when they were represented by Marinella and the song “Krasi, thalassa kai t’agori mou” which finished in 11th place with 7 points. Three years later Greece earned their first top 5 finish with Paschalis, Marianna, Robert and Bessy who finished in 5th place with “Mathima solfege”. In 2001 Greece achieved their first top 3 result with Antique and the song “I Would Die For You”. The song became a European hit, and charted across the continent. In 2005 Helena Paparizou returned to the Eurovision stage as a solo artist and brought Greece their first, and to date only, victory. Her song “My Number One” won with 230 points, beating runners-up Malta by 38 points.