Greece’s Eurovision Entry Fails to Impress; Pontian Rap Song Doesn’t Qualify for Final


For the first time since semifinals were introduced in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004, Greece failed to advance to the finals this year.

Greece’s song was called “Utopian Land” and was performed by the Thessaloniki-based band Argo, which fused rap with the traditional Pontian lyra and lyrics about Greece’s financial crisis and the experiences of refugees. (Official video below)

Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom get automatic qualification into the final round since they are founding members of the contest while all other European nations must qualify in a semifinal round.

Like voters, fans on Twitter were not impressed:

Watch the official Greek entry here:


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