Panagia Mou, Panagia Mou

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Greece "Panagia Mou, Panagia Mou"
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Eurovision Song Contest 1976 entry
Country Greece
Artist(s) Mariza Koch
Language Greek
Composer(s) Mariza Koch
Lyricist(s) Michael Fotiades
Conductor Michalis Rozakis
Finals performance
Final result 13th
Final points 20
Appearance chronology
◄ "Krasi, Thalassa Kai T' Agori Mou" (1974)   
"Mathima Solfege" (1977) ►

"Panagia Mou, Panagia Mou" (Greek: "Παναγιά μου, Παναγιά μου", English: My Lady, My Lady) was the Greek entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, performed in Greek by Mariza Koch.

Composed by Koch herself with lyrics by Michael Fotiades, Michalis Rozakis conducted the orchestra. "Panayia Mou, Panayia Mou" was the second entry to represent Greece in the Contest after its debut at the 1974 Contest. Greece had not taken part in the preceding Contest in 1975 in protest of Turkey's debut and its invasion of Cyprus in July 1974.[1] The song was an outcry against the Turkish foreign policy.[2]

The Eurovision Song Contest 1976 took place in The Hague, Netherlands on April 3, 1976. "Panayia Mou, Panayia Mou" was performed tenth out of the eighteen entries of the night and followed Norway's Anne-Karine Strøm with "Mata Hari" while preceding Finland's Fredi & Ystävät with "Pump-Pump". At the close of voting, the performance had received 20 points, placing it 13th in a field of 18.[3]

"Panayia Mou, Panayia Mou" was succeeded as Greek representative at the 1977 Contest by Pascalis, Marianna, Robert & Bessy with "Mathima Solfege".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raycoff, Ivan; Robert Deayom Tobin (July 2007). A Song for Europe. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate Publishing. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-7546-5878-8. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  2. ^ Karayanni, Stavros Stavrou (2004). Dancing fear & desire: race, sexuality and imperial politics in Middle Eastern Dance. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. p. 5. ISBN 0-88920-454-3. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  3. ^ Staff. "Eurovision Song Contest 1976". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 2009-09-13.