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Eurovision 2024: See in which half each of the 10 qualifiers of the Second Semi-Final will perform!

The Press Conference of the Second Semi-Final is now live in the Press Center, with the 10 qualifiers interviewing and selecting from the pot in which half they perform.

This year there is an extra choice for them. Producer’s choice is added for the qualifiers.

The detailed results are:

  • Greece (First Half)
  • Switzerland (Producer’s Choice)
  • Austria (Second Half)
  • Armenia (Producer’s Choice)
  • Latvia (Producer’s Choice)
  • Georgia (Producer’s Choice)
  • Estonia (Producer’s Choice)
  • Israel (Producer’s Choice)
  • Norway (Second Half)
  • The Netherlands (Producer’s Choice)

Source: Eurovision Reddit

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Eurovision 2024: Greece’s Second Rehearsal!

The third country of the second semi-final to hold its second rehearsal on the Malmö stage is Greece with Marina Satti. The acclaimed singer-songwriter will perform “Zari”, an upbeat track that combines Greek, Balkan and urban sounds.

Who is Marina Satti?

Over her career, the star has developed a unique sound that combines the different musical traditions she grew up with, such as Greek, Arabic and Balkan.

Having represented Greece in the EBU’s Euroradio Jazz Orchestra with works by Peter Herbolzheimer; singing at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington with the World Jazz Nonet; and participating in the a cappella vocal group The Singing Tribe in collaboration with Bobby McFerrin, it’s safe to say that Marina is an artist who defies categorisation.

In May 2022, Satti released her first full-length album YENNA, while in 2023 she experimented by delivering the short documentary FLABOURO, as well as TUCUTUM, a song-commentary on Balkan trap, which went viral that summer.

The Rehearsal 

In terms of staging, Marina brings the same sass and attitude we saw in the official video – the kilt has been swapped for a shiny purple dress with a puffball skirt, paired with black heeled boots. Marina has four backing dancers – three male, one female – who join Marina to fuse precision street dance moves with traditional elements. There’s lots of close-up camerawork – Marina really connects with the TV audience, and it looks great live on stage too.

In terms of graphics, there’s loads of colour and energy – with neon pink floating ZARI graphics on the cubes, and grafitti-style visuals on the LED wall bringing that same urban vibe we saw in the official video.

It’s also another track this year with deep bass, so the TA TA TA really vibrates through the floor of the arena. Officially a banger.

There are no changes with regard to the first rehearsal.

Greece second rehearsal Eurovision 2024. Credit: Alma Bengtsson/EBU

Greece second rehearsal Eurovision 2024. Credit: Alma Bengtsson/EBU

After today’s second rehearsals a recap video will be published on the official Youtube channel! Stay tuned!

The Dress Rehearsal for Greece and the rest of Semi Final 2 is scheduled for Wednesday the 8th of May!

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Listen to Marina Satti singing “Stis Naousas to Kastro” in “A Little Bit More”!

Just like last year, some time before the first rehearsals of the countries, the show called “A Little Bit More” aired on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

So, for all this time before the rehearsals, Eurovision TV will upload different performances of the artists, like different versions of their songs, or covers of songs from other artists.

This time, you can listen to Greece’s representative Marina Satti, performing the song “Stis Naousas to Kastro (At the Castle of Naousa)” by Eleni Tsaligopoulou, in a reworked version by Eleonora Zacharia:

You can also watch the Eurovisionfun team reacting and commenting to the Greek entry in Eurovision 2024:

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Greece: The repsonse of the President of ERT to the “Nea” article!

The President of ERT, Constantinos Zoulas, in his reply sent to us a few minutes ago, responds to what the Ambassador of Cyprus in Athens allegedly attributed to him during their meeting, in fact attributing a different content to their discussion, from the one in which is revealed in the “Nea” newspaper.

The Management of ERT did not and apparently is not allowed to have the slightest involvement in the evaluations of the independent jury proposed every year by the Communication Department of ERT for the Eurovision Song Contest. Therefore, it had no involvement both in the first place that Cyprus got from the independent jury of ERT in 2021, and in last year’s evaluation of the Cypriot participation as the 7th best among 26 countries. This is what I explained to the ambassador of Cyprus at our pre-quarterly meeting, – of course on the sidelines of the much more serious issues we discussed – by telling him that those involved in ERT with Eurovision were surprised by CyBC’s decision to represent Cyprus this year with one of the songs that ERT rejected last year. And in this context, I wished that the judgment of this year’s independent jury appointed by ERT would not be the same as the one that rejected the song in question, without anyone – let alone me personally – being able to influence its judgment. Having expressed my great surprise at the fact that the Eurovision Song Contest was the subject of diplomatic information, and indeed at a time when ERT and CyBC have excellent cooperation, I wish great success both to Cyprus and Greece.

With the actual denial of the publication on the part of Constantinos Zoulas, and of the Cypriot Ambassador, you now realize that the continuation of this story is expected to be even more interesting.

We remind you that tomorrow morning the response of CyBC through the head of the country’s delegation to the competition, Ms. Evi Papamichael, is expected.

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Greece: Listen to the unplugged version of “Zari” by Marina Satti on “A Little Bit More”!

Just like last year, some time before the first rehearsals of the countries, the show called “A Little Bit More” aired on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

So, for all this time before the rehearsals, Eurovision TV will upload different performances of the artists, like different versions of their songs, or covers of songs from other artists.

Below you can listen to the uplugged version of Greece’s entry for this year’s contest, “Zari” by Marina Satti:

https://youtu.be/r_G7vrg-0uY

You can also watch the Eurovisionfun team, reacting and commenting to Greek’s entry for Eurovision 2024:

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EXCLUSIVE: Mads Enggaard will be the director of TV coverage for the Greek entry!

The Eurovision team of ERT, the Greek public broadcaster, is full of pleasant surprises this year. According to the exclusive and valid information of Eurovisionfun, the talented and experienced director, named Mads Enggaard, with years of experience both in Eurovision and other big projects, is going to be the director of the TV coverage for the Greek entry in Eurovision 2024!

Another professional in his job, is added to the Greek Eurovision team for 2024. The Danish director, Mads Enggaard will be the director of the TV broadcast for ERT. That means he will be in charge of the footage, we’ll see on our screens.

Mads Enggaard has great experience in the contest, having previously directed a number of entries, with his greatest achievement being Denmark’s “Only Teardrops”, which won Eurovision 2013. He has also directed famous TV shows in his country, like “The Masked Singer”, and the “X Factor”, which he is directing this season.

 

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So now, alongside the artistic director Fokas Evangelinos, the choregrapher Mecnun Giasar (Majnoon) and NMR who are in charge of the art direction, Mads Enggaard is added to the team, taking over the TV footage of the live broadcast.

We remind you that according to what Marina Satti revealed, the whole staging of the Greek entry, is based on an idea of Fokas Evangelinos. This whole conversation in the last days, along the positive reviews and streams on digital platforms, have helped “Zari” climb higher and higher in the betting odds, reaching the seventh place as of now.

It seems obvious, that the team of Dora Chiraki, who is in charge of the Eurovision project for ERT this year, wants to remove last year’s incidents from our memory, that tarnished our image in the contest.

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Greece: Eurovisionfun Reacts to Eurovision 2024 Entry “Zari”!

A few hours ago the premiere took place through the official Eurovision YouTube channel for this year’s participation of Greece in Eurovision 2024 by Marina Satti andZari.

The Eurovisionfun team once again watched and reacted to the official video clip of the country’s entry for the upcoming Eurovision contest! Enjoy Apostolis, Paschalis, Stella and Andrew in a Reaction video with detailed commentary on Greek participation in Eurovision 2024!

Do you like Greece entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest? Tell us in the comments below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTYalXf184A&embeds_referring_euri=https%3A%2F%2Feurovisionfun.com%2F&source_ve_path=MjM4NTE&feature=emb_title

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Greece: Is “ZARI” the title of Marina Satti’s Eurovision 2024 entry?

A lot of information emerged today regarding the Greek entry at the upcoming 2024 Eurovision Song Contest. According to what the reporter Yannis Poulopoulos revealed a while ago on the morning show Super Katerina, the song with which Marina Satti will represent Greece in the competition has the title “Zari” and is a composition of OGE, herself as well as of other creators. Zari (written in Greek as Ζάρι) is the greek word for dice.

In the video below you can see a part of the Greek TV show:

Yiannis Poulopoulos also showed footage from the filming of the video clip which is taking place at this moment, on the Holy Rock of the Acropolis, while in these footage we also saw Fokas Evangelinos, confirming what you first read through our website, that he will be the artistic director of Greece’s participation in Eurovision 2024. (read more here)

In the footage broadcast by the show, Marina Satti is holding the Greek flag, on top of the Acropolis with the Greek antiquities in the background, while as we understand she has the status of a tour guide. All this, of course, for the needs of the video clip, which, as we have already informed you, has a lot of exterior filming.

Finally, according to what was said on the show, “Zari” will contain mainly Greek lyrics, while the use of some minimal English lyrics is being considered, so that the message of the song to be conveyed easier to the international audience of Eurovision. It was confirmed once again that the zournas is the musical instrument that characterizes the song.

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Greece: Marina Satti is gonna release her song in early March!

Last night, Marina Satti, this year’s representative of Greece in Eurovision 2024, made her sold out concert in London in the music club “The Garage” in Highbury and Islington. Marina managed to excite the crowd there, by her unique way to combine traditional and modern music! This live performance is gonna be the last until the live performances in Euroviosion in May!

Marina Satti also spoke to the site “esc_plus” in an Instagram story, where she revealed:

We’re gonna release our song very soon, next month! Hope guys you enjoy it and I can’t wait! Send me messages when you see it and when you see the video and listen to the song.

 

So, it’s obvious that the Greek song is going to be released in the first days of March 2024, which is something very usual for the Greek entries in the contest! You can read some information about Marina’s song in this article!


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Greece: ERT answers to fans who demand Israel’s exclusion from Eurovision!

A few days ago, an introductory video was published in the Contest’s social media, in which the Greek representative, Marina Satti, introduces herself to the fans of Eurovision.

Marina Satti introduced herself to “the people of Eurovision” and she states that she can’t wait to go to Malmö in Sweden in May, in order to present the Greek music, culture, dances and energy, and she wishes to see everyone there!

 

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However in the comment section of the video, as well as in many recent posts in Eurovision’s social media, there are many comments that disapprove Israel’s participation in this year’s contest. In the same time, they ask Marina Satti and ERT, the Greek broadcaster, to demand Israel’s exclusion, and in case this doesn’t happen they want Greece itself, to withdraw from the contest.

Greece is not the only country to receive this kind of messages. The public broadcasters of Iceland, Ireland as well as that of Finland, have all received a great amount of messages, demanding each country’s withdrawal from the contest, in case Israel competes.

According to news247.gr, ERT answered to all these accusations, saying that the topic of a possible Greek withdrawal from the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, has not been present in any conversation in the channel!

In detail, Dora Chiraki the Director of Corporate Communication of ERT, stated:

“As of now, no official request have been made on Israel’s exclusion by EBU, by any of the competing countries, as was the case with Russia, for example. There is nothing official. If there is something in the future, then we will discuss it.”

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Source: news247.gr