Sakis Rouvas to represent Greece!

Sakis Rouvas to represent Greece!
Sakis Rouvas

It's only July, but Greece has already decided that pop star Sakis Rouvas will represent the country at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, proposed to take place in Moscow, Russia. An ERT representative confirmed that to Eurovision.tv

In 2004, in Istanbul, the Greek singer represented his country successfully with Shake It, and reached a third place. Months later, he performed at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. In 2006, when Athens hosted the Eurovision Song Contest, Rouvas presented the competition together with Maria Menounos.

Weeks ago, Rouvas released his new single Kai Se Thelo as a digital single. The song, composed by Dimitris Kontopoulos, has become a dance hit and has reached #1 on the Greek airplay charts. The 36-year old pop idol expressed his wish to represent Greece once again during a radio show, last month. This week, Greek public broadcaster ERT confirmed in national media and to Eurovision.tv that Sakis Rouvas will again represent the nation at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

Greece is the first country to publically announce its 2009 Eurovision Song Contest representative. A song will be chosen at a later stage, and no further details have been released.

Photo courtesy of sakisrouvas.com.


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  • Posted on 10 May 2009 at 10:57
    guyz don't be that pessimistic! Sakis has a wonderfull song that Europe will definetely love! He'll be a smash believe me...he deserves being the winner, doesn't he?? Europe is goin' to sing THIS IS OUR NIGHT all night long! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 March 2009 at 14:42
    I think Sakis' is going to be a finalist this year. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2009 at 22:46
    I do not like this song. Bad choice for Greece this year....Sakis is boring... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 March 2009 at 07:51
    Definitely a top finalist! Nice job :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 March 2009 at 09:32
    The song's good, but to be quite frank, I expected so much more from Sakis. I don't know, perhaps I have to listen to it a few more times. Anyway, good luck from Bosnia :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 March 2009 at 21:22
    I actually think Sakis is amazing and that he will surely be on the finals!!!
    I like all three songs that Greece had in mind and I think they choose the best one.
    It is true that Politics might take a role in Eurovision but at the end the best song is the one that wins.
    Best luck to Sakis Rouvas and I do love the song!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 February 2009 at 15:11
    i`m greek but i hate our song , shake it was better =(

    Turkey & Uk is my favourite i vote this year for this two songs report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 February 2009 at 17:55
    When will not the policy enter in the eurovision . Then eurovision will be perfect. I listened 3 songs of greece and my opinion they are very bad. I didn't like. I am sorry Greece but This is real. We must become neutral. We can succeed this. Good luck report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 February 2009 at 17:43
  • Posted on 13 February 2009 at 20:27
    GO SAKI, GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AND EUROVISION 2010 IN....GREECE!!!!!!!GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 February 2009 at 22:22
    This is our night, fly , to the top SAKIS
    yes we can do it, just wait and see
    it comes as no surprise!
    Good luck!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 February 2009 at 10:35
    Sakis is doing a big mistake unfortunately!!his group is very very difficult!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 February 2009 at 11:20
    ok
    i believe that the person who will win to this competition muste be the better......:)
    good luck......... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 February 2009 at 23:28
    sakis will not up the final..so badly semifinal..estonia slovenia slovakia norway moldova ukraine latvia lithuania give not point to greece:) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 January 2009 at 20:05
    Goog luck...Greece........ESC. report to the moderator