Many organizational problems plagued the first night of the European music contest Eurovoice. The event is being held for the first time in Greece. It being held in Athens at the acclaimed Athenon Arena.
The audience left the venue feelings dissapointed. However, warm applause was given to Greek contestant George Tentzerakis who sang first. The first 10 out of 33 contestants delivered good performances.
Competition challenges already began to start during the event’s preparations. Location changes added to complications; the contest was to be held in the Olympic Stadium. Greek music sensation Sakis Rouvas withdrew as well for unknown reasons.
Anastasia then left the competition due to health issues. The pop superstar appeared yesterday night on stage and apologized for not being able to sing. She can’t sing due to the smoke effects on stage which pose problems on her voice. Anastsia stated that it was her doctor’s decision; clearly disappointed she left the stage leaving the audience aghast.
Host Pamela Anderson and Head Organizer Eric Serres tried to appease the audence after the presentation of the first 10 contestants. They assured them that tonight the event will run smoothly and Enrique Iglesias will appear as scheduled.
The two night competition is transmitted by ANT1 television. The viewers can vote the song of their preference by SMS or via eurovoice.tv.
The winning prize is € 100,000 and a contract with a multinational record company. The event takes place under the support of EOT (Greek Tourism Organization).