Greece in the Eurovision Dance Contest
Greece took take part in the first Eurovision Dance Contest in 2007. The couple representing the country were Ourania Kolliou and Spiros Pavlidis who were chosen internally. They performed Jive and Showdance dances at the contest. Because of the Greek forest fires, the event was not screened live in Greece and the back-up jury was used to award points rather than televoting. Greece came thirteenth after receiving 31 points from 11 countries.
|National selection events||Internal selection|
|Best result||7th, 2008|
|Worst result||13th, 2007|
|"Greece at Eurovision Dance Contest 2008".|
|Greece's page at Eurovision.tv|
Greece was once again present at the contest in 2008. Jason Roditis & Tonja Kosovich performed Latin dances and came in 7th with 72 points. The Third Eurovision Dance Contest has been cancelled indefinitely.
Azerbaijan and Greece have announced professional dance couples as their representatives at Eurovision Dance Contest 2008. According to the regulations of the contest, professional couples are not allowed to take part in the competition. The EBU has explained this by specifying that the couple must be composed of one professional (defined as a dancer who earns his or her living through dance and dance-related activities), and one non-professional known in a field other than dance. The non-professional is not required to be a celebrity, as long as he or she is known in his field, and it is also not a requirement that the non-professional has no dance experience. Since the representatives for Azerbaijan and Greece both consist of two professional dancers, however, it is not clear how this explains the validity of their entries.
- Table key
|2007||Ourania Kolliou and Spiros Pavlidis||Jive and Showdance||13||31|
|2008||Jason Roditis and Tonja Kosovich||Latin dances||7||72|
Greece has received the most points from...
Greece has given the most points to...
Commentators and spokespersonsEdit
|Year(s)||Television commentator||Dual television commentator||Spokesperson|
|2007||Maria Kozakou||Iordanis Pavlidis||George Amyras|
|2008||Voula Santorineou||Rika Vagianni|
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- Rules | Eurovision Dance Contest - Glasgow 2008
- Eurovision Dance Contest 2008 Glasgow Танцевальное Евровидение 2008 Глазго