GREECE – According to several Greek there is a furious reaction for the spendings of Simis island Municipality over Eleni Foureira’s concert. The concert took place last Thursday and due to public records we got to see how much of public funds were spent over the concert.
Local press accuses the organisers for playback concert as there was only one person who was acting as backing vocals four dancers and a conductor in the keyboards (as described by the singer herself).
For more than two hours, the press claims that the audience enjoyed playback versions of ELeni Foureira with the singer just dancing. And for that she Municipality of Simi paid 22,9 thousand Euros (including VAT).
The fee for the artists was 13,8 thousand Euros plus VAT, 2,8 thousand Euros for the air tickets, 920 Euros for dinning and 960 Euros for accommodation plus VAT.
The press considers as an insult to pay for air tickets of a band who already was in the island plus huge fee for a playback concert. The decision for the budget approved by the majority of the municipality with the opposition abstaining the voting.
It is not the first time that many noticed Eleni Foureira was singing playback or at least half playback.
source: DIMOKRATIA TIS RODOU PRESS