Giorgos Alkaios & Friends performed 'OPA' at Eurovision 2010
Giorgos Alkaios & Friends performed 'OPA' at Eurovision 2010 Photo: EBU

Wrap-up: Greece made Europe go 'OPA!'

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.

What the fans thought?

"This song is the best Greek song ever. One of the best songs in the Eurovision Song Contest!" said Antigoni Theodorou from Cyprus. 

"This is still in my favourite 3. It's a real uplifting song and very catchy." commented a fan from the United Kingdom. 

He finished eight in the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest with 140 points and finished second in the first Semi-Final, held four nights before.

Check also out who she is by clicking on her Artist Profile.

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How did it all start?

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But in Oslo…

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You can expect more wrap-up articles from us about the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest participants. Stay tuned!

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