The Greeks held their annual boom-bang-a-bang-athon in Aθήναι on Wednesday evening to pick their euro entry. Three songs battled it out in a 3 hour marathon show - can you imagine the BBC devoting THAT much time to Eurovision?
Ever lovers of high drama the Greek public went with the least known performer of the three... a guy called Sarbél who is Greek, but hails from London. So he'll be fighting his corner for a share of the British votes then...
The song's pretty much what you'd expect from a Greek Eurovision entry:- up tempo - check; bouzoukis - check; cute guy - check; a mini drama on stage - checkity-check. It certainly ticks all the right boxes to get the Greeks a respectable place again.
However, I'm not entirely sure about Sarbél's skills as a dancer... it's kind of like watching Lurch from the Addams Family having been reluctantly dragged up on stage by a bunch of over-excitable holiday reps.
And if I'm not sure about his dancing I'm decidedly unsure about his vocal skills, which to be frank are chronically lacking.
Your boy's got some work to do if he wants to prevent a Greek tragedy in Finland.
Σαρμπέλ - (Γειά Σου) Maria
An mp3 is here:- http://www.box.net/public/pguso7s7uf