Yassou Maria - Before Eurovision

Before Eurovision

Before Eurovision, ERT put together a national final to pick the song and singer to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. They picked Sarbel, Tamta, and Christos Dantis.

Sarbel enlisted the help of popular Swedish-Greek composer Alex Papakonstantinou who is responsible for big hits by Elena Paparizou.

At the national final, Sarbel was accompanied on stage by four female dancers, with blue lights and fire in the background. He wore black leather pants and a silver shirt. The choreography was complex which led with some problems with his microphone.

The public chose the song as the winner voting 44.45% while the Jury also appointed him the winner giving him 17.46%. All together, he got an average of 39.69% votes.

By order performed:

National Final - February 28, 2007
Singer Song Composer - Lyricist Televoting - SMS (50%) Jury (50%) Total Place
1 Sarbel "Yassou Maria" Alex Papaconstantinou, Marcus Englof & Mack 44.45% 17.46% 39.69% 1
2 Tamta "With Love" Nikos Terzis & Posidonas Giannopoulos 23.60% 17.22% 29.02% 3
3 Christos Dantis "No Madonna" Christos Dantis & Natalia Germanou 31.95% 15.31% 31.29% 2

The CD single was released on March 7, 2007 in Greece and Cyprus by Sony BMG Greece. It includes a duet by Swedish singer Cameron, as well as a remixed song and a Greeklish Version of Yassou Maria. It reached the top position in both countries, being certified gold in Greece.

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