Demy
Photo: Thomas Hanses

Demy rehearsalMy first impression of this song is "Crikey there are more than 32 teeth in her mouth". Perhaps that's a little bit wrong of me to be honest, but to me it sounds like there is something missing from this song.

The first half has no backing singers and only Demy on the stage, which doesn't exactly engage with me. Then some half naked men appear - which clearly tells me which constituency this is going for - and, sadly, that makes it predictable. The fact that they are currently out of tune and employing the off-stage backing singer technique also adds a lack of continuity.

The press room moaned in one lump when, during the final chorus she hit a key that was not necessarily the key in which the song was written.

ERT are going to have to polish this so much in order to get Demy anywhere near competent and confident enough to get the result that the Greek press and public deserve.

However ...  Ouch ... and her smile is faker than Faker F McFake. On this showing, we will not "retour" to Greece anytime soon.