Greece

Jick Nakassian

Greece

Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest

Greece debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, when they were represented by Marinella and the song “Krasi, thalassa kai t’agori mou” which finished in 11th place with 7 points. Three years later Greece earned their first top 5 finish with Paschalis, Marianna, Robert and Bessy who finished in 5th place with “Mathima solfege”. In 2001 Greece achieved their first top 3 result with Antique and the song “I Would Die For You”. The song became a European hit, and charted across the continent. In 2005 Helena Paparizou returned to the Eurovision stage as a solo artist and brought Greece their first, and to date only, victory. Her song “My Number One” won with 230 points, beating runners-up Malta by 38 points.

Photo: European Broadcasting Union

Jick Nakassian

Greece

Artist Profile

One of the greatest composer conductors, he has written music for plays, musicals and TV productions. At the instigation of M. Hatzidakis, he was the director of the ERT Orchestra (1978-1991).He participated at the ESC 1980 as a composer of ?Autostop?

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