and Greece chose to host a National Selection with the winner being chosen by an "expert" jury. Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT) Elpida was chosen with " Sokrati" and placed 8th at Eurovision.
National final [ edit ]
The National Final took place on February 5, 1979 at the Municipal Theater in
Piraeus and was hosted by Vasilis Tsivilikas. The winning song was chosen by a jury of 65 people who awarded each song a mark out of 10.
Result of National Final [ edit ]
By order performed:
National Final - February 5, 1979
"Na'han Oli I Anthropi Mia Agapi Opos Ki Ego"
"Athena (Mana Mou)"
"Dose Mou Enan Stiho"
Paola Komini, Maria Filosofou, Fotini Filosofou, Dimitris Kontoyiannis & Stefanos Dekerian
"Dio Se Mia Ombrella"
At Eurovision [ edit ]
Sokrati" was performed seventh on the night (following Monaco's Laurent Vaguener with Notre vie c'est la musique and preceding Switzerland's " Peter, Sue & Marc" & Pfuri, Gorps & Kniri with " Trödler Und Co"). At the close of voting, it had received 69 points, placing 8th in a field of 19.
It was succeeded as
Greek representative at the 1980 Contest by Anna Vissi & The Epikouri with " Autostop".
Points Awarded by Greece [1 ] [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
in the Eurovision Song Contest
(Note: Entries scored out are when Greece did not compete)