Greece deviated from their usual selection process in 2016. Instead of staging the MAD show which chooses the Greek Eurovision entry, instead they internally selected the band Argo to represent them with ‘Utopian Land’. The gamble didn’t pay off, as Greece blemished their perfect Eurovision record, failing to qualify for the final for the first time ever since the semi finals were introduced in 2004.
Greece’s 2016 Eurovision representatives failed to impress at Eurovision, giving Greece their worst ever result. Nonetheless, Argo (formerly Europond) are back with a follow up song to their Eurovision entry ‘Utopian Land’.
Greece always push the boundaries in terms of music at Eurovision. Sometimes this works out well- for instance their win in 2005 for Elena Paparizou’s ‘My Number One’. Other times it can split opinion like in 2013 when the opted for Koza Mostra’s ‘Alcohol is Free’. Greece are at it again in 2016- choosing Argo’s ‘Utopian Land’ as their entry.
A few weeks ago Greece finally announced that Argo would be their pick for Eurovision 2016. But what good is an artist without a song?! Today the band revealed ‘Utopian Land’ for the first time. Listen to the song below.
Greece have remained quiet about their Eurovision plans until now. Earlier today the national broadcaster revealed that they had made their decision through internal selection. It would be Argo (formerly known as Europond) who would represent Greece in 2016.