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Posted 8 May 2010 at 17:49

This year's Greek final has had a lot of attention from both the national media and the international fan scene following the disqualification of two of the participating songs and the possible leakage of the remaining entries.
However, we were left with seven entries, who fought for the right to represent Greece at the 2010 edition of Europe's favourite TV show.
One of the main favourites was right from the start George Alkaios & Friends with OPA, which has been capturing Greek hearts for weeks on television and radio channels alike.
The winner was chosen by a mixture of jury and televote (50% each) and by that result, Giorgos Alkaios & Friends have now the hard task of representing Greece, which is one of the most successful countries in the recent history of the contest.
Watch their video, filmed at picturesque Greek islands and Athens, below. You can also watch the Greek national selection once again in our ESCTV player.

Who is he?

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.
He'll perform thirteenth in the first Semi-Final on the 25th of May in Oslo, Norway.
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