Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Doing well may involve qualifying and reaching the left-hand-side of the scoreboard
The ‘will they or won’t they hold a national final’ saga is over with the announcement of Yianna Terzi, and the song, Oneiro Mou.
Yianna will perform in the second half of semi-final 1.
Oneiro Mou is certainly a step forward for Greece. It sees them go back to basics with a pleasing, ethno folk-ballad which should get their diaspora back on board. If Salvador’s victory gave us one thing last year, it’s inspiring more nations to dump the plastic pop and return to authentic, national identity songs. We all need pop in our lives, but the last two years have been torture.
This isn’t going to set the scoreboard alight; however, if staged sympathetically with some dramatic, interpretative dance, Greece are capable of surprising here. Feedback has been muted on Greek fan pages, so ‘doing well’ may involve qualifying and reaching the left-hand-side of the scoreboard. For now, though, it’s best to see what else is selected, as semi-final 1 is starting to look dicey.
- Appeals to diaspora in a friendly semi-final
- Authentic, so should attract some jury support
- Good vocalist
- Needs excellent staging to avoid being the toilet break song
- Lacks a ‘moment’ so again needs strong staging
Will Greek dreams come true in Lisbon?