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A Week Before Eurovision’s Semi-Finals

koza3The Greek participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song Alcohol is Free, interpreted by Agathonas Iakovidis and Koza Mostra, will be presented ninth during the second semi-finals in the city of Malmö in Sweden, on May 16.

On May 9 and 10, at 4 pm, the audience will have the opportunity to watch all the video clips of the songs that will participate in the contest.

The finals will take place on May 18 and 26 countries will participate. Five of the 26 countries, the Big Five (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom), as well as the organizer country Sweden, will participate directly in the finals. The countries’ order of appearance during the finals will be announced by the organizers no later than May 17.

Every country can vote only in the semi-finals where its song will compete. During the finals, all countries that participate in the Eurovision song contest have the right to vote. The points of every country result from a tele-voting and a jury, 50-50. The audience has the right to vote any of the songs, except for their own participation.

Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest is Europe’s favorite TV show. After more than five decades featuring some 1,100 songs, the contest has become a modern classic, strongly embedded in Europe’s collective mind. In 2005, Europe celebrated the 50th anniversary of its favorite TV show, according to Eurovision’s website.

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