2000 and Whatever – Greece

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.

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Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

Antique – (I Would) Die For You | 3rd place, 147 points (Final)

I have to admit, I have a pretty vague recollection of this song. I could pick it out if it started playing, but I wouldn’t be able to recite a single line of the song. I might have to revoke my membership in the Eurovision fandom because of this, because this Greek entry is the one that everyone still talks about, even though it’s been almost 20 years since it was performed on the Eurovision stage.

Now that I’ve heard this song again, I can see why it did well at Eurovision. I love the mix of traditional Greek instrumentation with the catchy pop beat. The chorus is undeniably catchy, and easily the highlight of the song. The staging is slick, but perhaps could have been improved with more movement. Overall, this is a decent entry from Greece, but I have to say that I prefer Helena’s winning entry in 2005.

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Antique – (I Would) Die For You | 3rd place, 147 points (Final)

This entry is timeless. It says a lot about a song when it feels just as relevant almost 20 years later. What stands out in this track is the Greek instrumentation, blended seamlessly into a pop song. Maybe the staging was a little static, but it let this great song shine. Arguably, Greece deserved to win in 2001, so it was only fair that Helena Paparizou returned in 2005 and took out top spot!

What does the ESCDaily team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to escdaily.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Greece below:

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