Song of the Day – We all have Eurovision songs that we love and listen to regularly. But then there are songs we might only remember because someone posts a link on Facebook or a Forum. In between our rankings we will shuffle through Eurovision history and present a random song each day to bring back memories and give you the chance to discuss songs and years during the “Eurovision drought”. Our song of this day is the Greek entry of 1981.
In 1981, Greece was represented by the relatively unknown singer Yiannis Dimitras. His self-penned song “Feggari Kalokerino” (“Summer Moon”) starts with a piano/orchestra intro. The piano during the entire song was played by actress and pianist Sofia Houndra, who is not credited officially, but during the intro is the only person shown. Dimitras only appears at the side of the piano when the first verses begin. He sings to Houdras, later sitting down next to her at the piano (Her enthusiasm about this seems rather limited). The song is a ballad in which Dimitras sings to the summer moon and tells him (among other things) that he will build a church for “the crazy children of love”. The result was an 8th place for Greece.
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