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Greece
Flag of Greece
Broadcaster ERT
Selection process
Appearances
Appearances 22 (8 finals)
Debut NVSC #01
Best result 2nd: #22
Worst result 21st SF: #04
North Vision Ranking of Nations
Rank (#21) 45th
Highest ranking 9th
Lowest ranking 46th

Greece debuted in the 1st edition of North Vision Song Contest. Their best score is the second place, achieving this to NVSC #22, by Eleni Foureira's song, "Mono Gia Sena". The song came third in the jury voting and won the televoting. In the 8th edition of the show, Eleni Foureira had achieved the previously best result for Greece, the 5th place with the song "Anemos Agapis".

Greece in the North Vision Song Contest

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New Broadcaster Logo

The original broadcaster was "EPT" but with problems concerning the stability with the government, the contract was signed to "Elliniki Teliorasi" an independent state broadcaster. After the non qualification in North Vision Song Contest 7, a new HoD took over and a brand new broadcaster NERIT (New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television), (Greek: Νέα Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία, Ίντερνετ και Τηλεόραση, abbrev. ΝΕΡΙΤ, NERIT) joined the NBU.After the 15th edition ERT was back as the greek broadcaster (Elliniki Radiofoniki Tileorasi) (Greek:Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνική Τηλεόραση, abbrev. ΕΡΤ,ΕRT).

Greece debuted within the first edition, they have appeared in the final seven times and achieved a top 10 placing three times, with Paola Foka and "Krata Me" in North Vision Song Contest 3, with Eleni Foureira and "Anemos Agapis" in North Vision Song Contest 8 and with Freaky Fortune and "Gi Kai Ouranos" in North Vision Song Contest 11. With a few more disappointing results. Despite that, the contest is still quite popular among the public. Greece achieved to be in Big 5 countries only once, in North Vision Song Contest 9.

After nine editions of no qualifications, Greece reached the final in the 22nd edition in Sofia, Bulgaria. Eleni Foureira selected internally to represent Greece in Bulgaria with the song "Mono Gia Sena". This was the second appearance of Foureira in the contest, the first being the 8th edition. Greece drawn to compete in the second semi final where it won it and received a place to the final. Being one of the favourites to win, Greece came third in the jury vote while it won the televoting. Although, Greece finished in second place, being the best result of the country. Greece automaticly qualified in the 23rd edition, being a member of the Big 6.

Contestants & Results

Table key
     Winner
     Second place
     Last place
     Automatically qualified to the final
     Did not qualify for the final
     Did not compete or was relegated
Edn. Artist Song Final Points Semi Points
#01 Eleni Hatzidou "Xeirotera" (Χειρότερα) 23 43 9 71
#02 Thomai Apergi "Mia Vradia" (Μια Βραδιά)
Failed to qualify
19 29
#03 Paola Foka "Krata Me" (Κράτα Με) 9 111 10 67
#04 Michalis Chatzigiannis "I Agapi Dynamonei" (Η Αγάπη Δυναμώνει)
Failed to qualify
21 21
#05 Marina and The Diamonds "Hollywood" 18 103 9 65
#06 Despina Vandi "Gia" (Γεια)
Failed to qualify
16 48
#07 Giorgos Tsalikis "Panikos (Eee-Ooo)" (Πανικός Εεε-Οοο) 20 46
#08 Eleni Foureira "Anemos Agapis" (Άνεμος Αγάπης) 5 158 4 96
#09 Playmen feat. Demy "Nothing Better" 14 87 Member of the "Big 5"
#10 Thomai Apergi "Keep Your Head Up High"
Failed to qualify
11 59
#11 Freaky Fortune "Gi Kai Ouranos" (Γη και Ουρανός) 8 147 5 84
#12 Katerina Lioliou "Itan Ligo(Ήταν Λίγο)
Failed to qualify
13 58
#13 Tamta "Den Ime O,ti Nomizeis" (Δεν είμαι ό,τι νομίζεις) 19 36
#14 Angelika Dusk "Marionette" Failed to qualify from the P.Q.R.
#15 Shaya Hansen "Sunshine"
Failed to qualify
11 68
#16 Did not participate
#17 Malou "Tous Eipes Pos" (Τους Είπες Πώς)
Failed to qualify
13 54
#18 Amaryllis "Gyrisa Selida" (Γύρισα Σελίδα) 14 38
#19 Kaylynn "What Do We Get" 17 76
#20 Malou "Des Me" (Δες Με) Failed to qualify from the P.Q.R.
#21 Angelika Dusk "Scream"
Failed to qualify
17 74
#22 Eleni Foureira "Mono Gia Sena" (Mόνο Για Σένα) 2 365 1 235
#23 Tania Breazou "O Kosmos Mou" (Ο Κόσμος Μου) To be decided Member of the "Big 6"

Draw history

Greece has so far competed in a total of twenty-eight shows ‒ eighteen semi-finals, eight finals and two pre-qualification rounds. The country has been allocated to perform in the first half for the majority of the contests. Also, when the country was an automatic qualifier, they were always drawn to perform in the second half.

Table key
     First half
     Second half
Contest Show Draw
NVSC #1 Semi-final 1 09
Grand Final 05
NVSC #2 Semi-final 2 08
NVSC #3 Semi-final 2 20
Grand Final 07
NVSC #4 Semi-final 2 22
NVSC #5 Semi-final 2 20
Grand Final 09
NVSC #6 Semi-final 2 22
NVSC #7 Semi-final 1 02
NVSC #8 Semi-final 1 20
Grand Final 24
NVSC #9 Grand Final 18
NVSC #10 Semi-final 1 10
NVSC #11 Semi-final 2 01
Grand Final 20
NVSC #12 Semi-final 1 11
NVSC #13 Semi-final 1 05
NVSC #14 PQR 06
NVSC #15 Semi-final 2 14
NVSC #16 Did not participate
NVSC #17 Semi-final 2 11
NVSC #18 Semi-final 1 03
NVSC #19 Semi-final 2 20
NVSC #20 PQR 01
NVSC #21 Semi-final 2 06
NVSC #22 Semi-final 2 05
Grand Final 26
NVSC #22 Grand Final 20

North Vision Awards

The North Vision Awards (formerly known as the After-show Awards) is a ceremony held to honor the artists and songs of the editions. Sweden has received nine awards out of the thirty-one nominations of the Swedish artists and songs.

Ceremony Nominated Award Result
NVSC #05 Giorgos Tsalikis Best Male Artist Nominated
NVSC #08 "Anemos Agapis" Best Ballad Nominated
Best Southern song Won
Best Top 5 song Nominated
NVSC #10
(special awards)
"Xeirotera" Best Last Place Ever Nominated
"Nothing Better" Best Big 5 Entry Ever Nominated
NVSC #11 Freaky Fortune Best Band / Duet Nominated
"Gi Kai Ouranos" Best Non-English song Nominated
NVSC #12 "Itan Ligo" Best Pop Nominated
NVSC #13 "Den Ime O,ti Nomizeis" Best Southern song Nominated
NVSC #14 "Marionette" Best PQR song Won
NVSC #15 "Tous Eipes Pos" Best Pop Nominated
NVSC #18 Amaryllis Best Female Artist Nominated
"Gyrisa Selida" Best Southern song Nominated

North Vision Song of the Year

The North Vision Song of the Year (also known simply as Song of the Year) is the annual award show held to honor the best song from the editions that were held during the respective year. One Greek entry made it to the top 50 of 2016.

Year Artist Song Result
2016 Malou "Des Me" Top 50

Voting history

Greece's voting statistics as of the twenty-first edition. The tables list the points given or received by Greece in the semi-finals, the finals and a total of both. However, the points given in Pre-Qualification Rounds are not included. Sweden is currently the country that has received the most points from Greece while Poland is the country that has given the most points to Greece.

Greece has given the most points to...
(semi-finals only)

Rank Country Points
1 Flag of France France 50
2 Flag of Germany Germany 43
Flag of Serbia Serbia
3 Flag of Croatia Croatia 41
4 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 35
5 Flag of Belarus Belarus 32

Greece has received the most points from...
(semi-finals only)

Rank Country Points
1 Flag of Poland Poland 62
2 Denmark Denmark 47
3 Flag of Norway Norway 42
4 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 33
5 Flag of Belarus Belarus 32

Greece has given the most points to...
(finals only)

Rank Country Points
1 Flag of Sweden Sweden 56
2 Flag of Norway Norway 54
3 Flag of Finland Finland 46
Austria Austria
4 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia 38
5 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 37

Greece has received the most points from...
(finals only)

Rank Country Points
1 Flag of Norway Norway 49
2 Flag of Albania Albania 40
3 Flag of Poland Poland 33
4 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 32
5 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 30

Greece has given the most points to...
(semi-finals and finals)

Rank Country Points
1 Flag of Sweden Sweden 86
2 Flag of Germany Germany 79
3 Flag of France France 75
4 Flag of Croatia Croatia 68
5 Flag of Norway Norway 65

Greece has received the most points from...
(semi-finals and finals)

Rank Country Points
1 Flag of Poland Poland 95
2 Flag of Norway Norway 91
3 Flag of Albania Albania 62
4 Denmark Denmark 57
5 Flag of Belarus Belarus 50

Commentators and spokespersons

Edition(s) Final television commentator Semi-finals television commmentator Radio commentator Spokesperson Broadcaster
#01 Maria Kozakou and Giorgos Kapoutzidis TBD Elliniki Tileorasi
#02 TBD
#03 TBD
#04 Demy
#05 Maria Menounos
#06 Christina Salti
#07 Crystallia Riga
#08 Helena Paparizou NERIT
#09 Nick Raptakis
#10 Demy
#11 Eleni Tsolaki
#12 Angelika Dusk
#13 Shaya Hansen
#14 Giorgos Kapoutzidis
#15 Despina Vandi
#16 Did not participate ERT
#17 Thomai Apergi
#18 Klelia Renesi
#19 Antonella Kouelier
#20 Tzoulia Alexandratou
#21 Julia Nova
#22 TBD
#23 Marina Satti

Other contests

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The contest takes place during the contest, usually during the second semi-final of the respective edition. It is not an televised event, but only through YouTube. Greece debuted in the first edition already, held for the eighth edition.

Edn. Artist Song Final Points Place in NorthSong
#08 Despina Vandi "Hano esena" 9 67 3rd
#09 Did not participate
#10 Nicolas Costa feat. Freaky Fortune "In A World Without You" 3 100 5th
#11 Eirini Merkouri "Ki An Tora Den Thymase" 16 59 4th
#12 Demy "Rodino Oniro" 8 77 3rd
#13 Eleni Foureira "Na Taxidepsoume Mazi" 11 39 2nd
Did not participate from 14th to 17th edition
#18 Angelika Dusk "Center of the Universe" 17 29 3rd
#19 Did not participate
#20 Helena Paparizou "Fiesta" 4 98 5th
Did not participate from 21st to 22nd edition

Junior North Vision Song Contest

The contest is only for European artists under the age of 16. Greece debuted in the third edition. Their entries have all been selected through internal selections.

Edn. Artist Song Final Points Semi Points
#03 Georgios Polichronidis "One More Time" 15 26 No semi-finals
#04 Marina "The Sound of Silence" 16 38
#05 Katerina "I Epimoni Sou" 17 19
Did not participate from 6th to 10th edition

Promotional Singles

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