21 August – I will never let you down

Do you often wonder what goes on in planning meetings to decide upon a staging for a Eurovision song? The outfit to wear, the positions of the backing singers, whether to have dancers even. It all needs careful planning.

In 2017, today’s birthday girl Demy (née Δήμητρα Παπαδέα/Dimitra Papadea) went to Kyiv after singing all three songs in the national final. Her stage act used the potentially dangerous medium of water. Water is OK in itself, but when you’re on a state-of-the-art stage with lots of expensive electronics around, water can have some undesirable effects. Who’s idea was that? Luckily, the guys splashing about in the paddling pool in front of Demy came off unscathed, even though they wore microphones. Demy, for her troubles comfortably made it through her semi-final, and finished 19th in the Grand Final. More of her Saturday night points came from juries, so does that mean the televoters were put off by the dangers of stage water?

Demy is 30 today.

Χρόνια πολλά, Demy!