Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018

Argo

Utopian Land

The Greek band Argo comprises Vladimiros Sofianides, Christina Lachana, Konstantinos Topouzis, Alekos Papadopoulos, Maria Elbrus and Elias Kesides They were selected internally by public broadcaster ERT to represent Greece with the song Utopian Land.

Preview video

Argo is a dynamic combination, as professional music artists with prestigious music studies and impressive resumes join with passionate, self–taught performers who draw on personal experiences in order to create powerful music.
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The band is mainly inspired by hip hop sounds; at the same time, their music resonates with folklore (Pontian) tunes and traditional instruments such as the lyre, all elements of ancestral legacy for most of the band’s members.

Things you should know about Argo

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

  1. We can only say that our songs message is very positive. 
  2. It’s about people coming together for a better world.
  3. The use of traditional instrumentals, like the pontian lyre and the tabor, which we expect to make a difference to the rhythm.

What are the most impressive facts about Argo?

Behind the band image there is a well established friendship. It’s important for us to work collectively and operating as a core in order to create the kind of music that comes out of our hearts.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before going on stage?

Our loving routine is the communication with our families before every big event that is important for us. That really powers up our “ batteries”.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important to you?

We feel honored that our song was chosen to represent Greece in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest. This is the most important thing, and we will do our best to represent our country in the best possible way. It is also a unique opportunity for us to present our work in the biggest audience in Europe and we see it as a great challenge.

The entry

Title
Utopian Land
Performed by
Argo
Written by
Vladimiros Sofianides
Composed by
Vladimiros Sofianides
Broadcaster
ERT

Lyrics of Utopian Land

English/Greek (Original)

We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
Πλανήτης Γη 2016 - ότι και αν κάνουν η γένια μας θα τ’ αντέξει την προσφυγιά την έζησα μικρός κοιτάζω πίσω μα προχωράω εμπρός Σκούμε το πρωί – τσατεύω τα παιδία Πέραμ’ άψιμον και αχπάσταμε σην Ουτοπίαν Σα ούτον κόσμον κ’ εύραμε στερέα πάμε χαλάνουμε εκές σ εναν μερέαν
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
Xοπ χοπ τεμέτερον χιπ χοπ πέραμε εισιτηρια και πάμε στο αεροπόρτ δυο ώρας αναμένουμε το airbahal βγάλω τα στύπα και ο Κότσον πα έβγαλεν το μπουκάλ χοπ σαλούτ παρακάθα και ποτία πίνουμε βότκας κι η γιάγια μ΄ γαβουρεύει χαψία στ΄αεροπλάνο εσέβαμε με τ΄αχπαστόν αδά νυχτών κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun fight with us for a Utopian Land
Αδά νυχτών κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών ξημερών Αδά νυχτών κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών Κι ακει , κι ακει κια ακει π κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land.

English

We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
Planet Earth 2016- No matter what they do Our generation will endure I have experienced a flee when I was young, and I step forward even when I look behind.
I get up in the morning and I meet the guys we are on fire, off we head for the Utopian Land in these parts of the world we found no place to stand let’s try and paint it red in the Utopian Land.
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
Hop, hop This is our very own hip hop We got the tickets and we’ re off to the airport Waiting for the plane for two hours straight, I got some pickles and my friend has got the drinks Vodka it is, then, and whatever else time brings Grandma’s frying fish And we ‘re on the plane dancing It won’t be long now Before we ‘re gone It is dusk here and we ‘re heading to the dawn.
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun fight with us for a Utopian Land
It is dusk here and we ‘re heading to the dawn It is dusk here and we ‘re heading to the dawn
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land

French

On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique
Planète terre 2016- Quoi qu’ ils fassent Notre génération l’ endurera L’ exil je l’ai vécu dès l’ enfance Je regarde en arrière mais j’ avance Je me lève le matin Je rejoins les amis On s’ enflamme et on commence pour l’ Utopie On ne s’est pas fixé dans ce monde Allons ailleurs pour faire un tabac
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique
Hop Hop Notre hip-hop On a les billets On va à l’ aéroport On attend Airbahal pendant deux heures Je sors les pickles et Kostas la bouteille Hop on salue les amis, les boissons On boit du vodka et grand-mère grille les anchois On entre dans l’ avion avec la danse de la mariée Ici il fait nuit et là où on va, le jour se lève
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique
Ici il fait nuit et là où on va, le jour se lève Ici il fait nuit et là où on va, le jour se lève Et là, et là, et là, et là où on va, le jour se lève
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique

The entry

Title
Utopian Land
Performed by
Argo
Written by
Vladimiros Sofianides
Composed by
Vladimiros Sofianides
Broadcaster
ERT

Artist accounts

The Greek band Argo comprises Vladimiros Sofianides, Christina Lachana, Konstantinos Topouzis, Alekos Papadopoulos, Maria Elbrus and Elias Kesides They were selected internally by public broadcaster ERT to represent Greece with the song Utopian Land.

Preview video

Argo is a dynamic combination, as professional music artists with prestigious music studies and impressive resumes join with passionate, self–taught performers who draw on personal experiences in order to create powerful music.
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The band is mainly inspired by hip hop sounds; at the same time, their music resonates with folklore (Pontian) tunes and traditional instruments such as the lyre, all elements of ancestral legacy for most of the band’s members.

Things you should know about Argo

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

  1. We can only say that our songs message is very positive. 
  2. It’s about people coming together for a better world.
  3. The use of traditional instrumentals, like the pontian lyre and the tabor, which we expect to make a difference to the rhythm.

What are the most impressive facts about Argo?

Behind the band image there is a well established friendship. It’s important for us to work collectively and operating as a core in order to create the kind of music that comes out of our hearts.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before going on stage?

Our loving routine is the communication with our families before every big event that is important for us. That really powers up our “ batteries”.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important to you?

We feel honored that our song was chosen to represent Greece in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest. This is the most important thing, and we will do our best to represent our country in the best possible way. It is also a unique opportunity for us to present our work in the biggest audience in Europe and we see it as a great challenge.

Lyrics of Utopian Land

English/Greek (Original)

We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
Πλανήτης Γη 2016 - ότι και αν κάνουν η γένια μας θα τ’ αντέξει την προσφυγιά την έζησα μικρός κοιτάζω πίσω μα προχωράω εμπρός Σκούμε το πρωί – τσατεύω τα παιδία Πέραμ’ άψιμον και αχπάσταμε σην Ουτοπίαν Σα ούτον κόσμον κ’ εύραμε στερέα πάμε χαλάνουμε εκές σ εναν μερέαν
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
Xοπ χοπ τεμέτερον χιπ χοπ πέραμε εισιτηρια και πάμε στο αεροπόρτ δυο ώρας αναμένουμε το airbahal βγάλω τα στύπα και ο Κότσον πα έβγαλεν το μπουκάλ χοπ σαλούτ παρακάθα και ποτία πίνουμε βότκας κι η γιάγια μ΄ γαβουρεύει χαψία στ΄αεροπλάνο εσέβαμε με τ΄αχπαστόν αδά νυχτών κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun fight with us for a Utopian Land
Αδά νυχτών κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών ξημερών Αδά νυχτών κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών Κι ακει , κι ακει κια ακει π κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land.

English

We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
Planet Earth 2016- No matter what they do Our generation will endure I have experienced a flee when I was young, and I step forward even when I look behind.
I get up in the morning and I meet the guys we are on fire, off we head for the Utopian Land in these parts of the world we found no place to stand let’s try and paint it red in the Utopian Land.
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
Hop, hop This is our very own hip hop We got the tickets and we’ re off to the airport Waiting for the plane for two hours straight, I got some pickles and my friend has got the drinks Vodka it is, then, and whatever else time brings Grandma’s frying fish And we ‘re on the plane dancing It won’t be long now Before we ‘re gone It is dusk here and we ‘re heading to the dawn.
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun fight with us for a Utopian Land
It is dusk here and we ‘re heading to the dawn It is dusk here and we ‘re heading to the dawn
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land

French

On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique
Planète terre 2016- Quoi qu’ ils fassent Notre génération l’ endurera L’ exil je l’ai vécu dès l’ enfance Je regarde en arrière mais j’ avance Je me lève le matin Je rejoins les amis On s’ enflamme et on commence pour l’ Utopie On ne s’est pas fixé dans ce monde Allons ailleurs pour faire un tabac
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique
Hop Hop Notre hip-hop On a les billets On va à l’ aéroport On attend Airbahal pendant deux heures Je sors les pickles et Kostas la bouteille Hop on salue les amis, les boissons On boit du vodka et grand-mère grille les anchois On entre dans l’ avion avec la danse de la mariée Ici il fait nuit et là où on va, le jour se lève
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique
Ici il fait nuit et là où on va, le jour se lève Ici il fait nuit et là où on va, le jour se lève Et là, et là, et là, et là où on va, le jour se lève
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique

The entry

Title
Utopian Land
Performed by
Argo
Written by
Vladimiros Sofianides
Composed by
Vladimiros Sofianides
Broadcaster
ERT

Artist accounts

The Greek band Argo comprises Vladimiros Sofianides, Christina Lachana, Konstantinos Topouzis, Alekos Papadopoulos, Maria Elbrus and Elias Kesides They were selected internally by public broadcaster ERT to represent Greece with the song Utopian Land.

Preview video

Argo is a dynamic combination, as professional music artists with prestigious music studies and impressive resumes join with passionate, self–taught performers who draw on personal experiences in order to create powerful music.
{Video#YT, id:D9AInMmeYv4}
The band is mainly inspired by hip hop sounds; at the same time, their music resonates with folklore (Pontian) tunes and traditional instruments such as the lyre, all elements of ancestral legacy for most of the band’s members.

Things you should know about Argo

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

  1. We can only say that our songs message is very positive. 
  2. It’s about people coming together for a better world.
  3. The use of traditional instrumentals, like the pontian lyre and the tabor, which we expect to make a difference to the rhythm.

What are the most impressive facts about Argo?

Behind the band image there is a well established friendship. It’s important for us to work collectively and operating as a core in order to create the kind of music that comes out of our hearts.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before going on stage?

Our loving routine is the communication with our families before every big event that is important for us. That really powers up our “ batteries”.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important to you?

We feel honored that our song was chosen to represent Greece in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest. This is the most important thing, and we will do our best to represent our country in the best possible way. It is also a unique opportunity for us to present our work in the biggest audience in Europe and we see it as a great challenge.

Lyrics of Utopian Land

English/Greek (Original)

We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
Πλανήτης Γη 2016 - ότι και αν κάνουν η γένια μας θα τ’ αντέξει την προσφυγιά την έζησα μικρός κοιτάζω πίσω μα προχωράω εμπρός Σκούμε το πρωί – τσατεύω τα παιδία Πέραμ’ άψιμον και αχπάσταμε σην Ουτοπίαν Σα ούτον κόσμον κ’ εύραμε στερέα πάμε χαλάνουμε εκές σ εναν μερέαν
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
Xοπ χοπ τεμέτερον χιπ χοπ πέραμε εισιτηρια και πάμε στο αεροπόρτ δυο ώρας αναμένουμε το airbahal βγάλω τα στύπα και ο Κότσον πα έβγαλεν το μπουκάλ χοπ σαλούτ παρακάθα και ποτία πίνουμε βότκας κι η γιάγια μ΄ γαβουρεύει χαψία στ΄αεροπλάνο εσέβαμε με τ΄αχπαστόν αδά νυχτών κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun fight with us for a Utopian Land
Αδά νυχτών κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών ξημερών Αδά νυχτών κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών Κι ακει , κι ακει κια ακει π κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land.

English

We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
Planet Earth 2016- No matter what they do Our generation will endure I have experienced a flee when I was young, and I step forward even when I look behind.
I get up in the morning and I meet the guys we are on fire, off we head for the Utopian Land in these parts of the world we found no place to stand let’s try and paint it red in the Utopian Land.
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
Hop, hop This is our very own hip hop We got the tickets and we’ re off to the airport Waiting for the plane for two hours straight, I got some pickles and my friend has got the drinks Vodka it is, then, and whatever else time brings Grandma’s frying fish And we ‘re on the plane dancing It won’t be long now Before we ‘re gone It is dusk here and we ‘re heading to the dawn.
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun fight with us for a Utopian Land
It is dusk here and we ‘re heading to the dawn It is dusk here and we ‘re heading to the dawn
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land
We are the rise in the rising sun dance with us and have some fun We are the rise in the rising sun join with us for a Utopian Land

French

On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique
Planète terre 2016- Quoi qu’ ils fassent Notre génération l’ endurera L’ exil je l’ai vécu dès l’ enfance Je regarde en arrière mais j’ avance Je me lève le matin Je rejoins les amis On s’ enflamme et on commence pour l’ Utopie On ne s’est pas fixé dans ce monde Allons ailleurs pour faire un tabac
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique
Hop Hop Notre hip-hop On a les billets On va à l’ aéroport On attend Airbahal pendant deux heures Je sors les pickles et Kostas la bouteille Hop on salue les amis, les boissons On boit du vodka et grand-mère grille les anchois On entre dans l’ avion avec la danse de la mariée Ici il fait nuit et là où on va, le jour se lève
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique
Ici il fait nuit et là où on va, le jour se lève Ici il fait nuit et là où on va, le jour se lève Et là, et là, et là, et là où on va, le jour se lève
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien On est l’ élévation au soleil levant Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique