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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:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Greek participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö! 

Greece: “Athens is ready to host Eurovision 2025 if Marina wins” says the mayor Haris Doukas!

Invited to the Zoe Pre podcast, the mayor of Athens, Haris Doukas, was asked, among other things, about the participation of Marina Satti in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest and the possibility of Greece winning.

Initially the mayor mentioned the invitation to Marina Satti for the celebrations of the New Year in the centre of Athens.

“We had Marina Satti for the New Year’s celebration! I wish her the best of luck and to bring Eurovision in Athens!

Good luck, and we are waiting for the trophy!

You can watch mayor’s interview in the video below

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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:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Greek participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Greece: Rehearsals cut short for Marina Satti!

According to latest news and information confirmed by Eurovisionfun, Marina Satti and her team decided to stop the rehearsals for Eurovision for a little while, as her father passed away. Marina is going through a lot, trying to recover from her loss.

Both ERT, the national broadcaster of Greece, and people from her team and label stand by her side in this difficult hour and understand the emotional situation that she is into.

Marina’s attendance at some tv shows and events is postponed for a few days.

Greece remains 8th at the betting tables and one of the favourite songs among fans. The “tailwind” after the release of Marina Satti ‘s “ZARI” brought the country within the Top 10, with Greece now stabilizing within it and not threatened to be lower in the near future. Marina will not attend any of the Eurovision pre-parties as was announced before the loss of her father.


The whole Eurovisionfun team sends Marina our heartfelt condolences. May she be resilient and healthy to remember him for many years!

Greece: Marina Satti’s “ZARI” Goes Gold!

Marina Satti’s “ZARI” has gone gold! The Greek entry for Eurovision 2024, which has gone viral both domestically and internationally, continues its impressive journey on digital platforms.

Very soon, most likely next week, “ZARI” will become platinum. It has already surpassed 3 million streams on Spotify and 4 million views overall on YouTube.

Marina Satti continues her preparation for Eurovision 2024, with betting odds and predictions placing the Greek entry very high.

The music of the song is signed by Marina Satti, OGE, Kay Be, Nick Kodonas, Jay Stolar, Gino The Ghost, and Jordan Palmer, while the lyrics are penned by VLOSPA, OGE, Marina Satti, and Solmeister. The song is released by Golden Records and Minos EMI, a Universal Music Company.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updates!

Greece: Marina Satti’s performance will feature something unprecedented in Eurovision history!

Greece’s representative for Eurovision 2024 is Marina Satti. The release of her entry “Zari” approximately a week ago has already excited fans due to the ethnic sound it brings to the Eurovision contest.

Many fans are concerned about how “Zari” will be performed live on television because, despite its commercial success thus far, a Eurovision entry’s success is solely attributed to the Eurovision stage.

We have had very little information up to this point about what the Greek delegation has been getting ready for us.

The “finding” of Fokas Evangelinos

Exclusive information gathered by the Greek morning television show “Geia sou” claims that Fokas Evangelinos, the artistic director of Greece’s Eurovision 2024 entry, has a “finding” that will make “Zari” stand out.

Thus, and for the first time in the competition, Marina Satti’s performance on the Eurovision stage will be filmed in a single shot.

This means that Marina Satti will be the centre of her performance and all the elements of her performance will be included in Marina’s single shot. Therefore, there will be no changes in cameras and shots as usual.

Mads Enggaard in charge of Greece’s TV direction for Eurovision 2024

According to EurovisionFun’s exclusive information, Mads Enggaard is going to be the director of the TV coverage for the Greek entry in Eurovision 2024. 

Mads Enggaard brings his extensive experience to help Marina Satti make her performance more effective.

Fokas Evangelinos has taken over the artistic direction, while Mecnun Giasar (Majnoon) created the choreography that we will see on stage. NMR are also a part of this year’s Eurovision team.

Greece with Marina Satti and “Zari will perform in the first half of the second semi-final on May 9.

You can also watch EurovisionFun’s reaction video on “Zari“, below:

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news! 

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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.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Greek participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

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: The Lyrics of “Zari” Revealed!

The music video of Greece’s entry for Eurovision 2024, “Zari,” was just premiered for the first time on “Eurovision in Sight” by ERT. Eurovision Fun presents you with the lyrics of the song.

Zari

Original Lyrics

Ponos mi mas erthei makari
Pefto kai kyliemai sa zari
Kano pos xechnao t’ onoma sou
Ki ola allazoun gyro mou apotoma

O anemos gia pou tha mas parei
Pefto kai kyliemai sa zari
Kano pos xechnao t’ aroma sou
Ki ola allazoun gyro mou

I’m gonna do it my way
Sto myalo sou tha bainovgaino
Giati de mou ‘doses to cheri
Oute gia na piasto
Kapote eicha pono gia sena kryfo
T’ afino ola na vgoune

Pame
Put your hands up
Kano oti den itane psema
Rixe alli mia teleftaia fora
Ki ase na mas ferei o,ti thelei meta
(TA TA TA TA TA)

(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Ki ase na mas ferei o,ti thelei meta
TA TA TA TA TA TA
Na mas ferei o,ti thelei
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Ki as einai na mas ferei o,ti thelei meta
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Na mas ferei o,ti thelei

Na mi thymitho
Tis ores pou konteva na trelatho
Ase na mi thymitho
Den pisteves
To karma oti einai alithino

Pame
Put your hands up
Kano oti den itane psema
Rixe alli mia teleftaia fora
Ki ase na mas ferei o,ti thelei meta
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)

Moni ki an meno
Panta se perimeno
Tremo san floga
San spirto anammeno
Otan charazei
me troei to marazi
moni pethaino an eisai allou

(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Ki ase na mas ferei o,ti thelei meta
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Na mas ferei o,ti thelei
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Ki as einai na mas ferei o,ti thelei meta
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Na mas ferei o,ti thelei

Ponos mi mas erthei makari
Pefto kai kyliemai sa zari
Kano pos xechnao t’ onoma sou
Ki ola allazoun gyro mou apotoma

O anemos gia pou tha mas parei
Pefto kai kyliemai sa zari
Kano pos xechnao t’ aroma sou
Ki ola allazoun gyro mou apotoma

(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Ki ase na mas ferei o,ti thelei meta
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Na mas ferei o,ti thelei
Ki as einai na mas ferei o,ti thelei meta
(TA TA)

Ki ola allazoun gyro mou apotoma.

Translated Lyrics

Pain, may it not come, hopefully
I fall and roll like a dice
I pretend to forget your name
And everything around me changes suddenly

Where will the wind take us?
I fall and roll like a dice
I pretend to forget your scent
And everything around me changes

I’m gonna do it my way
I’ll be coming in and out of your mind
Because you didn’t give me your hand
Not even to hold onto
I once had pain hidden for you
I let everything out

Let’s go
Put your hands up
I’m pretending it wasn’t a lie
Throw one last time
And let it bring us whatever comes next
(TA TA TA TA TA)

(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
And let it bring us whatever comes next
TA TA TA TA TA
Let it bring us whatever comes next
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
And even if it brings us whatever comes next
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Let it bring us whatever comes next

Let me not remember
The hours I almost went crazy
Let me not remember
You didn’t believe
That karma is real

Let’s go
Put your hands up
I’m pretending it wasn’t a lie
Throw one last time
And let it bring us whatever comes next
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)

Alone, I stay
I’m always waiting for you
I tremble like a flame
Like a lit match
When it burns out
Regret consumes me
Alone, I die if you’re elsewhere

(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
And let it bring us whatever comes next
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Let it bring us whatever comes next
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
And even if it brings us whatever comes next
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Let it bring us whatever comes next

Pain, may it not come, hopefully
I fall and roll like a dice
I pretend to forget your name
And everything around me changes suddenly

Where will the wind take us?
I fall and roll like a dice
I pretend to forget your scent
And everything around me changes suddenly

(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
And let it bring us whatever comes next
(TA TA TA TA TA TA)
Let it bring us whatever comes next
And even if it brings us whatever comes next
(TA TA)

The song is penned by Marina Satti herself, along with Palmer Jordan Richard, Stolar Jay Lewit, OGE, Beshkov Konstantin Plamenov, Nick Kodonas, Gino the Ghost, Vlospa, and Solmeister.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updates regarding the Greek participation in Eurovision 2024!

Greece: Marina Satti’s “ZARI” Released for Eurovision 2024!

The moment all Greek fans have been waiting for has arrived! “ZARI,” Greece’s entry for Eurovision 2024, performed by the multi-talented Marina Satti, has just been unveiled to the public.

The music video for “ZARI” made its official premiere on the show “Eurovision in Sight.” Immediately after airing, the video clip will be exclusively available on ERTflix. Shortly after, the song will become available on all music platforms, while the video clip will be accessible on the ERT channel on YouTube.

The video clip will be uploaded to the Eurovision channel the following day, on Friday, March 8th.

Check out the music video for “ZARI” at the link below:

Who is Marina Satti?

A graduate of classical piano, with advanced studies in music theory, a diploma in classical singing and acting, and a scholarship recipient of the internationally renowned Berklee College of Music, where she studied orchestration, production, and jazz music alongside Danilo Perez and Jamie Haddad, among others, Marina Satti has developed a personal sound that combines the different musical traditions she grew up with, such as Greek, Arabic, and Balkan. Representing Greece at the European Jazz Orchestra (EBU) with works by Peter Herbolzheimer, performing 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, she is a creator and performer who is difficult to classify artistically.

From the Megaron Concert Hall and the Lyric Stage to festivals in the highlands of Crete, she can simultaneously be pop, ethnic, and mainstream, just as she can be lyrical, urban, and traditional with equal ease. European media present her as an ambassador of the Greek and Balkan scene, a unique path that blends traditional music with pop, both classical and contemporary. In 2017, she topped the charts with the single “Mantissa,” while shortly after, the audience embraced “Hidden Pain,” which premiered on the German COLORS (a first for a Greek artist with Greek lyrics), garnering another milestone on the NOWNESS platform, which first presented her exceptional music video for the traditional piece “Why My Bird.”

In 2017, she also founded CHÓRES [ˈkɔɾɛs], a purely female choral ensemble consisting of over 150 women aged 15-60, of which she is the artistic director—a creative hub aimed at rescuing, processing, and promoting the richness of Greek tradition, as well as creating original musical repertoire and performance activities in collaboration with contemporary artists, while uniquely reviving traditional songs of yesterday with today’s sound and aesthetics. In May 2022, she released her first full-length solo album, YENNA, while in 2023, she experimented by delivering the short documentary FLABOURO and TUCUTUM, a song-commentary on Balkan trap, which became the summer’s viral hit.

What do we know about Marina Satti’s song?

The title of the song, as we previously informed you, is “Zari.”

The song, along with Marina Satti, is co-written by eight acclaimed Greek and non-Greek composers who have significant successes and collaborations in their resumes.

The music of “ZARI” was composed by Marina Satti, OGE, Kay Be, Nick Kodonas, Jay Stolar, Gino The Ghost, and Jordan Palmer, while the lyrics were penned by VLOSPA, OGE, Marina Satti, and Solmeister. The music video was directed by Australian filmmaker Zac Wiesel.

You can find the lyrics of “Zari” in our related article.

Fokas Evangelinos will be in charge of the artistic direction of “Dice” in Malmo

As we revealed earlier, Fokas Evangelinos will be the artistic director of this year’s Greek entry and will be responsible for staging “Dice” at the competition in Malmo.

Of course, he will collaborate with the choreographer of this year’s entry, Mecnun Giasar, while the dancers who will accompany Marina Satti during her performance at the Malmö Arena stage are Eirini Damianidou, Yasin AO, Hüso Çetintaş, and Vasilis Karagiannis.

Greece in the Eurovision Contest

This marks Greece’s 44th participation in the contest. The debut was in 1974 with “Krassi, thalassa ke t’ agori mou,” securing an eleventh place. Until the end of the 90s, Greece often managed to be in the top fifteen of the final scoreboard.

Greece’s rise in the contest and the development of the institution in our country came in 2001 with Antique and “Die for You,” where the country achieved third place, its best result up to that time.

From 2004 to 2011, the country has eight consecutive placements in the final top ten, with the peak being our victory in 2005 with Elena Paparizou and “My Number One.”

Greece has three eliminations from the final in 2016, 2018, and 2023.

Last year, the country was represented by Victor Vernicos with the song “What They Say,” bringing the country outside the Grand Final for the third time.

Good luck Greece! Good luck Marina!

What did you think of “Zari“? Will Greece manage to return to the path of success?

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the Greek participation in Eurovision 2024!