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The Second Semi-Finalists Meet the Press

Kasey Smith and Can-Linn {copyright} EuroVisionary

After the opening press conferences yesterday, today was the turn of those competing in the second semi-final to rehearse and face the probing questions of the assembled media.

Eurovision 2014 day 6 - Greece's second rehearsal

Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd ©  Sander Hesterman (EBU) via eurovision.tv

After a one hour break it was time for Greece. The stage turned into one huge party zone. Rise Up is a dance song combined with rap. Since 2004, when the semi-final format was introduced, Greece always qualified to the final and this year the country is expected to follow its previous results and advance to Saturday's grand final.

Eurovision 2014 day 3 - Greece's first rehearsal

Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd ©  Sander Hesterman (EBU) via eurovision.tv

Time for Freaky Fortune, made up of Nikolas Raptakis and Theofilos Pouzbounis, and rapper RiskyKidd to have their first rehearsal for the Greek entry. Rise Up is an optimistic song combining dance music with rap. Greece has always managed to qualify to the Eurovision final since the introduction of semi finals so the young artists have a lot to live up to.

Eurovision Village: Bryan Rice as host - programme released

Bryan Rice at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014 ©  Charlotte Jensen, EuroVisionary

Today DR presented Bryan Rice as host for the 2014 Eurovision Village. Together with the presentation followed a programme including performances from 23 of this year's participants. Eurovision Village is this year located in the centre of Copenhagen and is open to the general public.

Eurovision Song Contest 2014: Euroclub schedule out now

Vega ready for Euroclub ©  euroclub.vega.dk

Today Euroclub announced its schedule for the two Eurovision weeks. From Monday the 28th to the after party on the 10th of May, the club will throw a big party every single evening. On stage we will see most of the participants this year, former participants and also a lot of other entertainment. 

Eurovision Song Contest 2014: Semi-final running order announced

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 ©  EBU

Today EBU and the 2014 host broadcaster, DR, announced the running order for the two semi-finals that will take place on the 6th and 8th of May. Armenia opens semi-final 1, while Malta will have the honour of kicking the second one off. Hungary and Romania closes each of their semi-finals.

'Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show': Greece sends Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd to Copenhagen

Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd_ Eurosong 2014 winners ©  MADTVGREECE youtube channel

'Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show' was not just intended as another national final, but also as a celebration of Greece's 40th anniversary in the Eurovision Song Contest. The event culminated with Freaky Fortune feat. RiksyKidd getting the ticket to represent their country at the 59th Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurosong 2014 – a MAD show: Get to know the participants

DO NOT PUBLISH - Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show_line-up © gossip-tv.gr

Many hurdles had to be overcome for the Greek national final to go ahead. Nevertheless, 'Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show' is here! As the four acts are putting the final touches to the presentation of their entries, you can now get to know the participating artists a little better before tonight's show.

Greece: 'Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show' entries presented

Greece_Eursong 2014_contestants {copyright: enikos.gr)

The four songs of Eurosong 2014 - a MAD show, the Greek selection for the 59th Eurovision Song Contest, were presented earlier today. A hip hop track, a pop duet, a ballad and song with folk Balcan influences will compete for the chance to represent Greece in Copenhagen this May.

Greek national final to be held on the 11th of March

Ilias Kozas_Eurovision 2013 press conference © facebook.com/ilias.kozas

It has been rumoured for some time that the date of the Greek selection for Eurovision 2014 had moved to 11th March. Despite no official announcement on the website of the Greek national broadcaster, TV listings sent to the press include an entry for the Greek national final on Tuesday 11th March at 21:00 local time (20:00 CET).

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