Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos

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"Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos"
Single by Katerina Garbi
from the album Os Ton Paradeiso
Released 1993
Format CD single
Genre Greek Belly Dance, pop
Length 2:57
Label Sony Music Greece/Columbia
Writer(s) Dimosthenis Stringlis
Katerina Garbi singles chronology
"Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos"
(1993)
"Ti Theloune Ta Matia Sou"
(2000)
Greece "Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos"
Eurovision Song Contest 1993 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Katy Garbi
As
Katerina Garbi
Language
Composer(s)
Dimosthenis Stringlis
Lyricist(s)
Dimosthenis Stringlis
Conductor
Charis Andreadis
Finals performance
Final result
9th
Final points
64
Appearance chronology
◄ ""Olou Tou Kosmou I Elpida"" (1992)   
""To Trehandiri"" (1994) ►

"Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos" (Greek: Ελλάδα, χώρα του φωτός, English: "Greece, Country of Light") is a song by Greek pop singer Katerina Garbi. It was Greece's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, and a single from Garbi's fifth solo album Os Ton Paradeiso. Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos was the first CD single to ever be commercially released in Greece, beginning a new trend in the way Greek artists would release 1-5 tracks to the market.[1]

At Eurovision[edit]

The song was performed sixth on the night, following Denmark's Tommy Seebach Band with "Under stjernerne på himlen" and preceding Belgium's Barbara Dex with "Iemand als jij". At the close of voting, it had received 64 points, placing 9th in a field of 25.[2] The song is in fact a praise of Greece itself, with Garbi singing about its great intellectual and cultural heritage, despite criticizing the country's inability to transform and develop and emphasizing on the great need for a change. It is thus considered partly a political and social critisism song. It was succeeded as Greek representative at the 1994 Contest by Costas Bigalis & The Sea Lovers with "To Trehandiri".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos" – 2:57
  2. "Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos" (Instrumental) – 2:57

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Τα 45άρια των λέιζερ". To Vima Newspaper. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  2. ^ "History by Year - Eurovision Song Contest 1993". Eurovision.tv (EBU). Retrieved 2008-08-21.