Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003
|Eurovision Song Contest 2003|
|Selection process||National Final
40% Judging panel
|Selection date(s)||26 February 2003|
|Selected song||"Never Let You Go"|
|Final result||17th, 25 points|
|Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Greece and Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT) chose to host a National Selection with the winner being chosen by SMS voting (30%), televoting (30%) and an "expert" jury (40%). Mando was chosen with "Never Let You Go" and achieved 17th place in Eurovision.
The National Final took place on February 26, 2003 at the Ciné Keramikos nightclub. The hosts of the show were Dafni Bokota, Rika Vagiani & Popi Tsapanidou. The winner was chosen via SMS voting (30%), televoting (30%) and an "expert" jury (40%).
Result of National Final
By order performed:
|1||Giorgos Nassios||"It’s Alright"||8th||7th||5th||7th|
|3||Maria Atsopardi||"Tis Nihtes Megalono"||6th||6th||6th||6th|
|4||Dimitra Aggelou & Alter Ego||"Kapios Erotas Fotia"||10th||9th||8th||9th|
|5||Mando||"Never Let You Go"||2nd||1st||1st||1st|
|6||Alexandros Chatzis||"I Agapi Einai Dromos – L’amore e la strada"||4th||3rd||4th||4th|
|7||Kostas Chrisis||"Gotta Be A Way for Love"||7th||8th||9th||8th|
|8||Giannis Vardis||"Mia Stigmi"||1st||2nd||3rd||2nd|
|9||Marian Georgiou||"Can’t Escape - Come Back"||9th||10th||10th||10th|
|10||Giorgos Kaminaris, Lakis Papadopoulos & Liana Papalexi||"Kapote - Come with Me"||5th||5th||7th||5th|
"Never Let You Go" was performed seventeenth on the night (following Ukraine's Olexandr Ponomariov with "Hasta La Vista" and preceding Norway's Jostein Hasselgård with "I'm Not Afraid To Move On"). For her Eurovision appearance, Mando wore a navy blue gown, with a very tight lace-up bodice. She also had several backup dancers. At the close of voting, it had received 25 points, placing 17th in a field of 26.