The Acropolis in Athens will be illuminated as part of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light on May 16.
ERT has confirmed to Eurovision Fun, that the Greek landmark that will be illuminated for Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light is the Acropolis. As part of the show on May 16, nations across Europe will be illuminating one landmark which will be shown in the broadcast as a segment called ‘Europe Shine a Landmark’.
The Acropolis of Athens is considered one of the great cultural and architectural sites of the world. Recognised across the globe for the Parthenon the site was first inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC. It is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The landmarks confirmed so far are:
Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light will be broadcast live across Europe on May 16 hosted by Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit. The show will pay tribute to the forty one acts who had been due to compete in Eurovision 2020 and feature past Eurovision participants. The show will also look at the people of Europe affected by the coronavirus and aid workers who are fighting this crisis.
Source: Eurovision Fun
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.