ATHENS, GREECE – The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest participant for Greece, Maria-Elena was invited to ANT1 TV’s famous night show “Ola Beep” talking about her participation and failure in Vienna. She also discussed the shocking moment when Greece and Cyprus didn’t exchange the usual 12 points.

“It was terribly unfair… I got really upset… I was having fun but the when the voting procedure began I was in shock”. said Maria-Elena

She also expressed her shock and owe for the voting of Cyprus as the viewers ranked her first in tele voting and cannot understand how five people from a jury placed her sixth making her feeling embarrassed not expecting such a thing from her homeland Cyprus. Five people deciding this horrific result is unfair, she concluded.

When it comes to the other countries she said that she didn’t expect high points but she was also surprised she didn’t get any points from most of them blaming ORF for deciding her order of appearance after the commercial break therefore people didn’t saw her performance.


  1. She failed because the Greeks voted on her in the NF. I still don’t understand how she won the ticket to represent Greece in the ESC. I hope that next time that a song like An Sou Lipo by Despina Vandi (ethnic ballad), or something in the same style as the songs to Tsalikis will represent Hellas.

  2. Christ, which part of ESC voting you didn’t understand? I usually love Greek entries, every year: Helena my all time favourite, Sakis (both times) sooo hot + Shake It – one of the best songs on ESC ever, powerful Anna Vissi, then the guy who was singing Yassou Maria, then My Secret Combination, then the bear-daddy with ”Opa”. And then something is about to change. You sent the guy with Watch My Dance and that was ok-ish. Then Alcohol Is Free – terrible. Then Aphrodisiac – blunt. Then Rise Up – just bad. And now this. She is a good singer, and her song is good, but not good enough – just another balled on the contest packed with ballads. What happened with the Greek recipe for ESC success? Traditionally beautful music, so many good singers (Peggy Zina, Despina, Sakis Arseniou! (he can shake!)). Just be yourself and you will have better result. Celine Dion ballad is not people expect from Greece.

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