The statement of government spokeperson Simos Kedikoglou that Greece “should withdraw in 2013 from Eurovision Song Contest depicting the popular sentiment” caused shock in the Eurofan world. First of all the minister made huge mistake if the statement is true (we have no doubt really because the source is one of the most respected newspapers in the country, To Vima).
On the other hand we cannot explain his quote saying that people themselves want to withdraw from Eurovision when the specific show is ranked amongst top 3 every year in the country with TV rates over 60% a number which is achieved only by football games! ERT is alerted, they keep denying the news, they say there is no worry because they secured a full sponsorship.
Blogs and various fan sites who play the usual game post that EBU asks for more money for the Greek fee in 2013 which is a huge lie. National final plans though are still underway as previously and exclusively posted on oikotimes.com. Another hilarious argument is that Greece will follow Cyprus if the island withdraws as an act of support!
Greece can anyway pull out without a fine by December 15.
Really: is any of the writing these articles sane?