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Greece heads to Eurovision Song Contest final

Greece was among 10 countries that qualified for the grand finale of the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan, following the first semifinal at the cityís Crystal Hall on Wednesday night.

The other countries that qualified for the annual competition's final, which take place on Saturday, May 26, were Cyprus, Romania, Moldova, Iceland, Hungary, Denmark, Albania, Russia and Ireland.

A second semifinal competition was scheduled to take place on Thursday evening with another 18 countries competing for the remaining 10 spots in Saturdayís final.

The Greek entry features Eleftheria Eleftheriou with ďAphrodisiac,Ē a song written and composed by Dimitri Stassos, Mikaela Stenstrum and Dajana Loof.

Among this yearís Eurovision highlights is Russiaís Buranovo Grannies, a sextet from a village in the Urals republic of Udmurtia. The ensembleís most senior member is 86 years of age.

A live stream of Saturday's final begins on www.ert.gr on Saturday at 10 p.m.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday May 24, 2012 (18:03)  
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