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Argo is a Greek band that represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden,[1] singing "Utopian Land".[2] Their previous name was "Europond" but they changed it for their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. They performed "Utopian Land" on the first semi final of Eurovision on May 10, 2016 but failed to qualify to the May 14 final. This was the first time since the semi finals were introduced in 2004 that Greece had failed to reach the final.

Argo
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Argo at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm.
Background information
OriginThessaloniki, Greece
GenresFolk, Pontic Music, Balkan Music
Years active2006 - present
MembersChristina Lachana
Maria Venetikidou
Vladimiros Sofianidis
Kostas Topouzis
Ilias Kesidis
Alekos Papadopoulos

The band has six members: Christina Lachana (Χριστίνα Λαχανά) (vocals), Maria Venetikidou (Μαρία Βενετικίδου) (backing vocals), Vladimiros Sofianidis (Βλαδίμηρος Σοφιανίδης) (vocals), Kostas Topouzis (Κώστας Τοπούζης) (Pontian lyra), Ilias Kesidis (Ηλίας Κεσίδης) (backing vocals, percussion) and Alekos Papadopoulos (Αλέκος Παπαδόπουλος) (davul).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chris Halpin. "Argo will represent Greece at Eurovision 2016! - Eurovision 2016 Predictions, Polls, Odds, Rankings - wiwibloggs". Eurovision 2016 Predictions, Polls, Odds, Rankings - wiwibloggs. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  2. ^ Vasileiadis, George. "Greece: Argo release Eurovision song "Utopian Land"". Eurovision 2016 Predictions, Polls, Odds, Rankings | wiwibloggs. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  3. ^ "Greece: Είναι επίσημο! Οι Argo θα εκπροσωπήσουν την Ελλάδα στη Eurovision". GetGreekMusic.gr. GetGreekMusic. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Maria Elena Kyriakou
with "One Last Breath"
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
2016
Succeeded by
Demy
with "This Is Love"