Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979

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Eurovision Song Contest 1979
Country Greece
National selection
Selection processNational final
Selection date(s)February 5, 1979
Selected entrantElpida
Selected song"Sokrati"
Selected songwriter(s)Doros Georgiadis, Sotia Tsotou
Finals performance
Final result8th, 69 points
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1978 1979 1980►

Greece and Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT) chose to host a national selection with the winner being chosen by an "expert" jury. Elpida was chosen with "Sokrati" and placed 8th at Eurovision.

Before Eurovision[edit]

National final[edit]

The national final took place on 5 February 1979 at the Municipal Theater in Piraeus and was hosted by Vasilis Tsivilikas. The winning song was chosen by a jury of 65 people who awarded each song a mark out of 10.

Final – 5 February 1979
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Kostas Hatzis "Na'han oli i anthropi mia agapi opos ki ego" 379 3
2 Bessy Argyraki "Athena (mana mou)" 322 5
3 Sofia Zaninou "Stin arhi" 271 6
4 Christie Stasinopoulou "Dose mou enan sticho" 462 2
5 Elpida "Sokrati" 528 1
6 Paola Komini, Maria Filosofou, Fotini Filosofou, Dimitris Kontoyiannis & Stefanos Dekerian "Dio se mia ombrella" 349 4

At Eurovision[edit]

"Sokrati" was performed seventh on the night (following Monaco's Laurent Vaguener with Notre vie c'est la musique and preceding Switzerland's "Peter, Sue & Marc" and Pfuri, Gorps & Kniri with "Trödler Und Co"). At the close of voting, it had received 69 points, placing 8th in a field of 19.

It was succeeded as Greek representative at the 1980 Contest by Anna Vissi & The Epikouri with "Autostop".

Points awarded by Greece[edit]

Points awarded to Greece (final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point


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