Watch My Dance

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Watch My Dance"
Single by Loucas Yiorkas feat. Stereo Mike
Released March 2011 (2011-03)
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Laïko (zeibekiko), hip-hop
Length 3:03
Label Minos EMI
Writer(s) Giannis Christodoulopoulos, Eleana Vrahali
Loucas Yiorkas feat. Stereo Mike singles chronology
N/A "Watch My Dance"
(2011)
Greece "Watch My Dance"
Eurovision Song Contest 2011 entry
Country
Artist(s)
With
Languages
Greek, English
Composer(s)
Giannis Christodoulopoulos
Lyricist(s)
Eleana Vrahali
Finals performance
Semi-final result
1st
Semi-final points
133
Final result
7th
Final points
120
Appearance chronology
◄ "OPA!" (2010)   
"Aphrodisiac" (2012) ►

"Watch My Dance" is a song by Cypriot singer Loucas Yiorkas featuring Stereo Mike. It is a laïko song set to a Zeibekiko dance rhythm, performed in Greek by Yiorkas, fused with rapped verses performed in English by Stereo Mike. It has represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. A snippet of the song was released by broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) on 9 February 2011 along with the other candidate songs from the national final,[1] with the full song being presented by the broadcaster on 15 February 2011.[2] On 2 March 2011, Yiorkas won a national final held by the broadcaster, competing against five other acts competing to represent Greece in the contest.

Background[edit]

After an open call to record labels to submit proposals,[3] on 11 January 2011, ERT officially announced the six candidates for the Greek national final, amongst them Loucas Yiorkas.[4] Loucas Yiorkas chose the song "Watch my Dance" featuring Stereo Mike, written by Giannis Christodoulopoulos with lyrics by Eleana Vrahali.[1] The lyrics are sung in Greek by Yiorkas and features English rapping by Stereo Mike. The song is a fusion of hip hop with the distinctively Greek music genres of zeibekiko and laïkó.[5][6] There is heavy percussion in the laiko segment, which is uncustomary to traditional laiko.

Six acts competed on 2 March 2011 in the Greek National Final.[7] The song was performed fifth in the final by Yiorkas and Stereo Mike. At the end of voting, "Watch My Dance" was revealed as the winner.

Eurovision[edit]

Yiorkas and Stereo Mike performed in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, Germany, in the second half of the first semi-final of the contest on 10 May 2011. "Watch My Dance" won the first semi-final and competed in the final held on 14 May 2011.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Watch My Dance" – 3:03

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Greek Airplay chart (IFPI Greece)[9] 52
Greek Digital Singles[10] 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Greece 25 February 2011 (2011-02-25) Minos EMI Airplay
Cyprus
Greece March 2010 (2010-03) Minos EMI Digital download
Cyprus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Savourdou, Betty (9 February 2011). "Songs Contesting in Greek Final". Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Savourdou, Betty (8 February 2011). "Entries for Greece’s Final to Be Presented on Tuesday 02/15!". Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Staff (27 December 2010). "Άλλος για Eurovision;" (in Greek). Proto Thema. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Dahlander, Gustav (12 January 2011). "TV talents to battle for Greek Eurovision ticket". EBU. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Papanikolaou, Natassa (10 February 2011). "Ποπ διάθεση, "Χαμογέλα", μια μπαλάντα και... χιπ χοπ ζεϊμπέκικο | τεχνες , τηλεοραση | v4.ethnos.gr" (in Greek). Ethnos. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Konstantopoulos, Fotis (9 February 2011). "ERT presents the 2011 national final songs". Oikotimes.com. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (16 February 2011). "Greece: National final on 2nd March". ESC Today. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Siim, Jarmo (17 January 2011). "Results of the Semi-Final Allocation Draw". EBU. Retrieved 17 January 2011. 
  9. ^ Greek Airplay Chart
  10. ^ Greek Digital Singles (SoundScan)
Preceded by
"OPA!" by Giorgos Alkaios & Friends
Greek entry for the Eurovision Song Contest
2011
Succeeded by
"Aphrodisiac" by Eleftheria Eleftheriou