Agathonas Iakovides – the lovable man of the Greek Eurovision entry for 2013 – has dropped the Mister Nice Guy act and lashed out at the organisers of the Eurovision in Concert show in Amsterdam last weekend. According to the Greek site Oikotimes, the well-known Greek singer unleashed a barrage of comments on “Star Channel” regarding the technical difficulties that occurred causing the Greek performers being allowed to sing twice on the night.
His comments allegedly went as far as saying “Dutch junkie organizers” messed up their song. Obviously these comments are not sitting well with many fans of the event who think the comments are uncalled for. The Greek team were invited to perform their song again for the assembled audience and press. One should remember that this is a fan run event and last Saturday’s show was of the same scale as a Eurovision Grand Final with the number of acts performing.
Some classic moments in Eurovision history have taken place live on the Eurovision Stage with a National Broadcaster running the show. Do you remember these moments?
Spain 1990 – The wonderful Azucar Moreno with “Bandido” who could not hear the music and had to walk off the stage in front of 300 million television viewers
Then there was Spain again in 2010 when they had a stage invasion!
Let’s not forget the mix up in the British National final in 2007 that is now legendary – when the wrong Winner was announced!
So as you can see there will always be some small hick ups when you have such a large live event. So we want to share our thanks to the Eurovision In Concert organisers for an amazing 3 days of Eurovision Events and remember not only “Alcohol is Free” but also some thanks and diplomacy. We think the Greek performance got a great reception from the appreciative audience!
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
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