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The Greeks made a choice about their for the Eurovision Song Contest in March, when they picked Giorgos Alkaios & Friends to perform a song which everyone could sing along to - OPA. And so Europe did, as they finished eight in the Final.
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.
"Greece" Eurovision Song Contest 2010
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