Eurovision 2012: Eleftheria and the Great Glass Elefator
Eleftheria Eleftheriou and Aphrodisiac, winner of the 2012 Greek final
Much has been made of the fact that the Greek final was held in a shopping centre to save the cash-strapped nation a few more Euros. However, it was a very swanky shopping centre, even though the entrants seemed to perform on some pallets measuring 15ft by 8ft. It's a wonder none of the complex choreography saw some backing dancers fly off into the worryingly small crowd.
At the end of it all, Eleftheria Eleftheriou (that's like me being called Jamie Jamou, I love it) got to take the trip in the great glass elevator from men's casuals down to the food court after the voting to perform her winning number, Aphrodisiac.
It's another example of the bouzouki pop which Antique first brought to Eurovision for Greece in 2001, a template the nation has more or less stuck to ever since. It's one that has served them very well over the past 10 years and while I would not rush to my stereo to put this on repeat, this will very likely be another Top 10 finish. But not enough of a contender to give the accountants at Greek telly cause to check their pulse during the voting.