Krasi, Thalassa Ke T' Agori Mou

Greece "Krasi, Thalassa Ke T' Agori Mou"
Eurovision Song Contest 1974 entry
Giorgos Katsaros
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
"Panayia Mou, Panayia Mou" (1976) ►

"Krasi, thalassa ke t' agori mou" (Greek: "Κρασί, θάλασσα και τ' αγόρι μου"; English translation: "Wine, sea and my boyfriend") was the Greek entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1974, performed in Greek by Marinella. The song is a typical Greek traditional bouzouki tune, with Marinella singing that all she needs in life is "wine, the sea and [her] boyfriend".[1][2]

Composed and conducted by Giorgos Katsaros with lyrics by Pythagoras, "Krasi, thalassa ke t' agori mou" was the first song to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest.[3] Popular Greek singer Marinella was selected to sing the song at the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 which took place in Brighton, England on April 6, 1974. The song was presented fifth out of the seventeen entries of the night and followed Norway's Anne-Karine Strøm with "The First Day of Love" while preceding Israel's Poogy with "Natati La Khayay". At the close of voting, the performance had received seven points, placing it eleventh in the field of 17.[3]

"Krasi, Thalassa Ke T' Agori Mou" was succeeded as the Greek representative at the 1976 Contest by Mariza Koch with "Panayia Mou, Panayia Mou".[4] Greece had pulled out of the 1975 Contest for "unknown reasons" according to the EBU, but it was later discovered that the withdrawal was in protest of Turkey's debut and its invasion of Cyprus in July 1974.[5]


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