30 April 2013

Eurovision 2013: Greece: Alcohol is Free


In mid-February, four acts battled it out to represent Greece at Eurovision this year and Alcohol is Free performed by Koza Mostra featuring Agathonas Iakovidis eventually won the right to travel to Sweden.

I want to like the Greek song. I probably would if I were a drunk guest at a Greek wedding or in a Corfu bar with the lads during the summer. I can only describe it as the Come On Eileen of this year's Contest. Imagine a group of inebriated tourists, arm in arm, trying to complete a traditional Greek dance while attempting to stay on their feet. This song would be their soundtrack.

Full of the ethnic vibes of Greece, Alcohol is Free is bound to liven up proceedings in Malmö - especially as it is sandwiched between two ballads in its semi-final. It's fun, fast and frantic (and full of kilts). With a little luck, it should make the Final. Expect some mid-table voting. 7/10.

Greece perform in ninth place in the second semi-final on May 16.

Is this song one of your favourites?

Image: Promotional photo

1 comment:

  1. I poo poo'ed this at first but I can now see why people like this song. It is lively, fun, performed well and will be one of the highlights in SF2. I think it will easily make the Final with Finland as the two up-beat songs - as for a placing in the Final, who knows? I didn't rate Turkey last year and they ended up 7th in the Final with 112 points - 'Alcohol Is Free' could well do the same, especially if the Final is 80% ballad...


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