Greece

Giorgos Alkaios & Friends

Country
🇬🇷 Greece
Song
OPA
Written by
Giannis Antoniou & Friends
Composed by
Giorgos Alkaios
On the internet
Broadcaster
Elliniki Radiophonia Tileorassi

Giorgos Alkaios will take his friends to Oslo and they'll give probably one of the most energetic performances of this year's Eurovision Song Contest. 

Giorgos Alkaios is one of the few Greek artists who holds the record for consecutive concerts during the last decade in Cyprus, Germany, England, Canada, Australia and in the USA. Over the years more than 300,000 people have watched Giorgos performing live.

Giorgos Alkaios is known to non-Greeks as well, due to his appearance in charts around the world.

Outside Greece he is considered as an ethnic artist, and for that he has been invited to perform in prestigious venues. 

His song Syrmatoplegma became the anthem of the famous football team Galatasaray, when the team won the transcontinental Cup and the UEFA cup.

His first platinum record abroad came from Sweden, when Antique performed his song Opa-Opa a top hit in charts around Europe.

Lyrics of OPA

  • English
Ekapsa to chtes, nychtes mou palies Thrypsala oi anamniseis eginan ki aftes Lypes kai fones, adikes efches Ki afisa se mia gonia anoichtes pliges Ekapsa to chtes, nychtes mou palies Oneira kai efialtes richno stis foties Dakrya kafta, psemata polla Moiazoun sa vouvi tainia pou de vlepo pia OPA! Vazo mia fotia S' ola ta palia Ola tha t' allakso - OPA! Kai tha to fonakso - OPA! Perasmena ksehasmena ki ola ap' tin archi ksana - OPA! Ekapsa to chtes, nychtes mou palies Kai apo to miden archizo oso ki an de thes Dakrya kafta, psemata polla Plirosa osa chrostousa kai ta daneika OPA! Vazo mia fotia S' ola ta palia Ola tha t' allakso - OPA! Kai tha to fonakso - OPA! Perasmena ksehasmena ki ola ap' tin archi ksana - OPA!
I burnt the past, my previous nights Shattered memories as well Sorrows and voices, unfair wishes And I left all open wounds aside I burnt the past, my previous nights Dreams and nightmares cast in the fire Burning tears, lots of lies All seem like a silent movie I no longer watch OPA! I set on fire Everything that’s old I will change everything – OPA! And I’ll shout it out loud – OPA! Let bygones be bygones, let’s start all over again – OPA! I burnt the past, my previous nights And I start from scratch, even if you don’t want it Burning tears, lots of lies I paid all my dues OPA! I set on fire Everything that’s old I will change everything – OPA! And I’ll shout it out loud – OPA! Let bygones be bygones, let’s start all over again – OPA!