Horepse

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Greece "Horepse"
Eurovision Song Contest 1997 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Languages
Composer(s)
Manolis Manousselis
Lyricist(s)
Manolis Manousselis
Conductor
Anacreon Papageorgiou
Finals performance
Final result
12th
Final points
39
Appearance chronology
◄ "Emis Forame To Himona Anixiatika" (1996)   
"Mia Krifi Evesthisia" (1998) ►

Horepse (Greek script Χόρεψε, English translation: "Dance") was the Greek entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, performed in Greek by Marianna Zorba.

Rumor has it that the music was originally composed by Chris Spheeris as an instrumental and that the lyrics were later added by Manolis Manouselis. This is a false rumor. Manousselis wrote the entire song.[1] It is true that Spheeris wrote a song called "Horepse" but the similarity between that song and the one of Manousselis ends there.

The song was performed seventeenth on the night (following Sweden's Blond with "Bara hon älskar mig" and preceding Malta's Debbie Scerri with "Let Me Fly"). At the close of voting, it had received 39 points, placing 12th in a field of 25.

The song is about the power of dance to rejuvenate people.

It was succeeded as Greek representative at the 1998 Contest by Thalassa with "Mia Krifi Evesthisia".

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