GREECE – Some of you might remember Iro Lechouriti, the 1998 national final participant who was (for most of us) the top favourite to represent Greece in the 1998 Birmingham Eurovision edition. Iro is back with a new song.
In a recent interview on ERT (because only a public broadcaster would have invited her) she presented a new song which is a cover version of Charles Aznavour’s “Comme ils disent”. The cover is title OPOS LENE (AS THEY SAY).
The track was recorded and videotaped at her home. The French song was written in 1968 and for the first time took a serious approach to the issue of homosexuality, as the artist explained.
Regarding its adaptation in Greek and the theme of the song, she said:
“I decided to translate it into Greek. I thought that at some point through art we have to touch on issues that are more difficult. This is how society will move forward. In some things we still have suspensions. In this way, I spoke giving the impetus for the freedom of self-determination of the people. Another issue that the song touches on is diversity. Since today is a day for children with autism I would say that at some point we must approach diversity with love. We must leave the times of darkness, live with more open eyes. “This song is a punch in the loneliness of isolating diversity,” he said characteristically.