Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989

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Eurovision Song Contest 1989
Country  Greece
National selection
Selection process National final
Selection date(s) March 31, 1989
Selected entrant Mariana Efstratiou
Selected song "To Diko Sou Asteri"
Selected songwriter(s) Giorgos Niarchos
Finals performance
Final result 9th, 56 points
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1988 1989 1990►

Greece and Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT) chose to host a national selection with the winner being chosen an "expert" jury. Mariana Efstratiou was chosen with "To Diko Sou Asteri" and placed 9th at Eurovision.

National final[edit]

The national final took place on March 31, 1989 at the ERT TV Studios in Athens and was hosted by Dafni Bokota. The songs were presented as video clips and the winning song was chosen by a panel of "experts".

It was later revealed that Mando was supposed to win the national selection; she was second, only one point behind Marianna. Mando took action against the Greek television station ERT because one of the jury members didn't vote. She won the ruling, but since the process was too late to reverse the decision, Marianna went to Eurovision.

Result of the national final[edit]

By order performed:

National final - March 31, 1989
Singer Song Points Place
1 Mariana Efstratiou "To Diko Sou Asteri" 75 1
2 Dakis "Mi Fevgis Anna" 62 4
3 Mando "Mono Esi" 74 2
4 Anna Vissi "Kleo" 69 3
5 Michalis Rakintzis "Nana" 53 6
6 Nei Epivates "Enohos" 62 4

At Eurovision[edit]

"To Diko Sou Asteri" was performed nineteenth on the night (following Switzerland's Furbaz with "Viver senza tei" and preceding Iceland's Daníel Ágúst with "Það sem enginn ser"). At the close of voting, it had received 56 points, placing 9th in a field of 22.

Points awarded to Greece[edit]