To Trehandiri

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Greece "To Trehandiri"
Eurovision Song Contest 1994 entry
Country Greece
Artist(s) Kostas Bigalis & The Sea Lovers
Language Greek
Composer(s) Kostas Bigalis
Lyricist(s) Kostas Bigalis
Conductor Noel Kelehan
Finals performance
Final result 14th
Final points 44
Appearance chronology
◄ "Ellada, Hora Tou Fotos" (1993)   
"Pia Prosefhi" (1995) ►

"To Trehandiri" (Greek script: Το τρεχαντήρι, English translation: "The Trehandiri", a type of boat) was the Greek entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, performed in Greek by Kostas Bigalis & The Sea Lovers, i.e. the musicians Antonis Tourkoyiorgis ( bass and vocals ), Akis Tourkoyiorgis ( electric guitar ), Vassilis Roussis ( drums ), Victoria Halkiti and Christina Anagnostopoulou as vocalists. In the night of the show the title was replaced by "Diri Diri".

The song was performed nineteenth on the night, following Bosnia and Herzegovina's Alma & Dejan with "Ostani kraj mene" and preceding Austria's Petra Frey with "Für den Frieden der Welt". At the close of voting, it had received 44 points, placing 14th in a field of 25.

The song is a love ballad, with Bigalis singing to his lover about a time they spent on a trehandiri sailing around the Greek islands.

It was succeeded as Greek representative at the 1995 Contest by Elina Konstantopoulou with "Pia Prosefhi". Kostas Bigalis returned to the Contest in 1996 when he composed Mariana Efstratiou's entry "Emis Forame To Himona Anixiatika".