Video / Daphne Bokota on oikotimes.com: Eurovision turned into a monster
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
ATHENS, GREECE – OGAE Greece held its annual meeting and MPLE event this evening at Gazarte, down town Athens. Mihai Traistariu was the special guest of the evening.
Former ERT commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest, Ms Daphne Bokota hosted the event in a surprising act actually as originally it was announced to the guests that she cancelled her appearance.
When the event was about to begin, Daphne enters the room and stopped everything saying that the event will not take place without her.
Speaking to oikotimes.com Ms Bokota remembers the good old days of Eurovision when merchandising was not the primary goal of the event and expressed her questions about the way the contest is taking place nowadays calling it a monster that eats everything: artists, countries, songs.
The interview took place in Greek language. Highlight of the interview was the moment when she revealed that in 2004 before the Greek entry she asked the TRT organisers to clear the stage from the coloured dancers of the Russian entry.