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Greece: Lukas Giorkas feat Stereo Mike – Watch My Dance

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GREECE


Eurovision wins: 1 (2005)

Number of appearances: 31

Debut: 1974

Worst result: 20. (1998)

Best voting buddy: Cyprus

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2011 Entry: Lukas Giorkas feat Stereo Mike – Watch my Dance

Semi-final: Greece will compete in the first semi-final on May 10.

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Webmaster rating

“Ok, at first I thought “What on earth is this?” but after some listens I really fell for this song. I love the switch between English rap and Greek singing (more the singing part really ^^) . This will qualify, but might be too special for mainstream tastes”

User rating: Vote in the poll below!

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The Artist:

Lukas Yiorkas was born in 1986 in Larnaca in Cyprus. He won the first edition of “X-Factor” in Greece. His album “Mazi reached Gold status in Greece. Stereo Mike alias Mihalis Exarhos was born in Piraeus and has worked with Tamta, Shaya and Andriana Babali.

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17 comments on “Greece: Lukas Giorkas feat Stereo Mike – Watch My Dance

  1. Good Luck Loukas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Here is the Lyrics :

    I was born so betrayed, who am I – what I’ll be?
    What is mine in this life? Just the heaven and sea
    No I won’t give them up, they’re my fortune, my proof
    Don’t believe what you hear, cause their truth kills the truth

    The duty I’ve got is my war against fear
    and I want you with me, I want you so near
    Watch my dance Head up high Hands like wings and I’ll fly
    Το κεφάλι ψηλά και τα χέρια ανοιχτά!

    Την έχει η ψυχή μου τη φωτιά
    τους φόβους όλους καίει μοναδικά
    τα βήματά μου κάνω ως το Θεό
    κι αν πέσω εγώ ξανά θα σηκωθώ

    I have heard many words but I still won’t forget
    the language of my body the sound my heart makes
    so I’m staying alive and my losses won’t let
    my soul to surrender, the power of loss is my bet

    Watch my dance Head up high Hands like wings and I’ll fly
    Το κεφάλι ψηλά και τα χέρια ανοιχτά!

    • Here are the lyrics with the translation of the “Greek Parts”!! I hope you can all get the special meaning that this song holds for all Greeks !!!!!!
      Composer / Συνθέτης: Giannis Christodoulopoulos / Γιάννης Χριστοδουλόπουλος
      Rhymer / Στιχουργός: Eleana Vrahali / Ελεάνα Βραχάλη

      …Το κεφάλι ψηλά και τα χέρια ανοιχτά! = Head up high and arms wide open! ( this is how our traditional dance is performed).
      Την έχει η ψυχή μου τη φωτιά = My soul carries the fire
      τους φόβους όλους καίει μοναδικά = (that), all fears burns uniquely
      τα βήματά μου κάνω ως το Θεό = I keep my steps up to God
      κι αν πέσω εγώ ξανά θα σηκωθώ [x 2] = and, if i fall, I’ ll rise up again.

      Good Luck to all Partecipants…..We love our song !!!!!!!

  2. If Eminem reads this forum, a tip – rap and traditional greek songs do NOT mix!

    I’m pretty sure that Greece won’t have any interest in Eurovision on May 11th…

  3. I like it :* !!!!!!!!!!!

  4. good luck for Loukas and the best presentation for GREECE!! So proud about this!! to kefali psila kai ta xeria anoixta !! :)

  5. It’s a very good and interesting song. It sounds weird to those who have not used to listen to Greek music (especially mixed with rap music!) but it’s a good entry.

  6. good luck! I think this will do very well.

  7. Well …finally… Greece’s entry is for once uniquely Greek…!!! The mix of Rap and Zembekiko maybe confusing to some but I love the sound of bouzouki combined with contemporary music and it should score high for originality…plus Loukas has a voice that rises to the challenge!

    Congratulations and Best of Luck!!

  8. i love this song and Greece.good luck

  9. This is a terrible song………

  10. I know nothing about greek music but THIS guy LOUKAS is Hot!
    good luck ;)

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  12. Greetings and Good Luck to all participants in Eurovision Song Contest 2011…
    This year my Country Greece choose a very different song to represent us.
    The song is the ”Watch my Dance”.
    The day after the Greek contest people in Europe was so confused about what is this song.
    I would like to explain why people in Greece choose this song this year.
    We choose that song because we want to show an other way for you to know us better.

    Some people believe that the Greece is just a place for vacations. What about the Greeks, the people who lived in this place ? What are they thinking about their future?
    Europeans suffers and Greeks to.
    We have the same fears and thoughts like you. Can you feel that words?? I Know that you feel the same.All people in nowdays do.

    I was born so betrayed who am I what I ‘ll be
    What is mine in this life just the Heaven and Sea ?
    No I won’t give them up,
    they’re my fortune, my proof
    Don’t believe what you hear,
    cause their truth kills the truth

    The duty I’ve got
    is my war against fear
    and I want you with me
    yes I want you so near
    Watch my dance
    Head up high
    Hands like wings and I’ll fly

    After that we want to show you how this sadness become power.
    It’s the Zeimpekiko dace. It is an ancient Greek dance.
    Mythology said that when a person’s soul suffer, the person offer the soul’s pain to Zeus like offering a gift to god.
    The procedure was that :
    The person who has the problem started to dance with this way. Zeus was eating the pain of the soul like eating a bread.
    The dance named Zeimpekiko from two words Zeus and bekos (bread in ancient Thrace).
    After a lot of years we feel the same when we dance the Zeimpekiko.
    It’s not like Yoga but after this dance you can feel free. Your mind ,your body and your Soul become one part again. It’s difficult to me to express this feeling with words.
    So I will copy the lyrics…

    I have heard many words
    but I still won’t forget
    the language of my body
    the sound my heart makes
    so I’m staying alive
    and my losses won’t let
    my soul to surrender
    the power of loss is my bet

    I know that is difficult to believe This is a dance of philosophy and mythology.
    The dance of our past and our present.
    People dance Zeimpekiko only when they suffer.
    So come and watch our dance and wish all europeans come together to create a new tommorrow.
    I want you with me yes, I Want you so near….That’s my favourite part of the song.

    And here is a video for Watch my Dance. It’s not the official video clip, it is created by me but I hope that you like it.

    Best of wishes to all participants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I like this song very much !! Good Luck Greece !!

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  15. Well done you did us proud.

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