Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis to represent Greece

Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis to represent Greece
Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis, Greek entrants for 2013. Photo: Karolina Tsirogianni
Athens, Greece -

Four songs battled it out tonight in Ellinikόs Telikόs Eurosong 2013 in the Gazi Music Hall in Athens, for the honour of representing Greece in Europe's Favourite TV Show, and it was Alcohol Is Free by Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis that emerged as winner.

In a show that was packed with guest appearances from many former Eurovision acts, the main focus was which of the four songs would the five member jury and the Greek televoters pick as the song and act that would fly the flag for the country in Malmö.

Despina Vandi and Giorgos Kapoutzidis presented the final and the following songs took to the stage. (winner in bold)

  1. One Last Kiss sung by Thomai Apergi (Music: Giorgos Gekas. Lyrics: Agis Nikolakopoulos)
  2. Angel sung by Alex Leon featuring Giorgina (Music: Alex Leon. Lyrics: Riskykid and Alex Leon)
  3. Alcohol Is Free sung by Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis (Music: Ilias Kozas. Lyrics: Stathis Pachidis)
  4. Hilies Kai Mia Nychtes (A thousand and one nights) sung by Aggeliki Iliadi. (Music: Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Lyricst: Ilias Philippou)

Eurovision fans were also treated to appearances by six former winners of the Eurovision Song Contest, with Vicky Leandros, Ruslana, Elena Paparizou, Marija Serifovic, Dima Bilan and Alexander Rybak who sang along with young Greek singers, and included some familair names, such as Ivi Adamou (Cyprus 2012), Eleftheria Eleftheriou (Greece 2012), Kostas Martakis (Greek National Final 2008) and Melisses (Greek National Final 2010), as well as Demy and Vegas.

Also on stage was this year's Cypriot entrant, Despina Olympiou who performed her entry An Me Thimase.

If you missed the show, you can watch it again on our Web Tv Player.


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  • Posted on 29 May 2013 at 15:27
    I am not Greek, but i am so proud of Greek song this year 2013! super! everything was just perfect - lyrics, Music, singer, artistic way of Performance of every singer in the Group! wow! dancing and even their eyes, how they look into the camera!espesially by singing "den einai gia mas o dromos" i love it! thank you , Greece for your PERFECT SONG AND PERFECT PERFORMANCE! EYXAPISTO POLY! IT WAS A PLEASURE TO LOOK IT AND HEAR THE VOICE OF GREECE! AGAPO SAS!YOU SHOULD HAVE WON; BUT AS USUAL SOME BAD SONG WON! EISASTE NUMERO 1 ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 March 2013 at 22:48
    I really like this song.Enerjic and powerfull.

    Good Luck Greece , Cheers Guys report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 March 2013 at 15:52
    Nice song Greece, i wish you all the best on the contest :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 March 2013 at 11:52
    Go, Greece! You ska :)
    Hope you win report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 March 2013 at 17:08
    : ) free alcohol in Greece this summer :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 March 2013 at 14:02
    OMG they are getting worst by year, but maybe expecting by some. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 March 2013 at 13:42
    Can it win-No
    Should it win-No report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2013 at 02:34
    Greece deserves to win they have the most cultural and historic country in the whole world.they have longest anthem in world became they have so much history. Spartans Alexander the great,the gods..... and even more.But now the economy is bad and Germany owes us big time (just saying ).But this song means that overall at the end of the day we r proud and we are FREE!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 March 2013 at 21:40
    Still my favourites... Greece may win this year... :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 March 2013 at 20:48
    YES! I knew that they will win! Finally no pop-cahtchy-s%^t song! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 March 2013 at 03:26
    I am sure I will need plenty of...free alcohol to be able to watch you on stage. If I watch you!!! Sorry Greece, the worst entry since Rakintzis with SAGAPO. Your song is just rubbish. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 March 2013 at 12:21
    I like the song!!! Funny and different from other songs !!!!:)

    Greetings from Armenia!!!!!! <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 March 2013 at 15:03
    This song is fanatastic! It is normal that some europians don't like our song. We have another culture. This song has got Balcan traditional music! All the others songs are awful without the song of Denmark. Our song is the best...GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE COUNTRIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!ΚΑΛΗ ΕΠΙΤΥΧΙΑ ΣΕ ΟΛΕΣ ΤΙΣ ΧΩΡΕΣ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 March 2013 at 05:34
    My friend afra 13 thank yoy for your exelent translathion but i dont think anywone will even bother reading it and even if thay do i doubt thay will anderstand the meaning
    you see thay are far to clever for them to anderstand.


    WEe dont want you to win (even thow it would be a great shock for all europe)

    We are just glad that a handful of real greeks represent us and ceeps our culture alive!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 March 2013 at 22:38
    Yes, i hope that my explanation of the meaning of his song will help people who cannot speak Greek at all to understand that THIS SONG IS NOT ABOUT ALCOHOL! THE MEANING IS HIDDEN BEHIND A METAPHOR AND SENSE IS PROFOUND AND REFLECTS PROBLEMS AND LIFE IN GREECE: the song is very nice and clever, i like it, and music is nice! Go Greece! good luck from Germany and Ukraine! singers are also sweet!charmant , even this grandpa! report to the moderator