Panagia Mou, Panagia Mou
|"Panagia Mou, Panagia Mou"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1976 entry|
|◄ "Krasi, Thalassa Kai T' Agori Mou" (1974)|
|"Mathima Solfege" (1977) ►|
Composed by Koch herself with lyrics by Michael Fotiades, Michalis Rozakis conducted the orchestra. "Panayia Mou, Panayia Mou" was the second entry to represent Greece in the Contest after its debut at the 1974 Contest. Greece had not taken part in the preceding Contest in 1975 as a protest against Turkey's debut and its invasion of Cyprus in July 1974. The song was an outcry against the Turkish foreign policy.
The Eurovision Song Contest 1976 took place in The Hague, Netherlands on April 3, 1976. "Panayia Mou, Panayia Mou" was performed tenth out of the eighteen entries of the night and followed Norway's Anne-Karine Strøm with "Mata Hari" while preceding Finland's Fredi & Ystävät with "Pump-Pump". At the close of voting, the performance had received 20 points, placing it 13th in a field of 18. Turkish television did air the grand final, but the Greek entry was censored, and Turkish TV aired a nationalist song in its place.
- Eurovision songs with political controversy
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