Amanda Tenfjord has been selected to represent Greece at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. The reveal came from an announcement from Greek broadcaster ERT.
Who is Amanda Tenfjord?
Amanda’s participation at the Contest was revealed by last year’s Greek entrant Stefania during ERT’s “Studio 4” program. The half-Norwegian, half-Greek singer Amanda Georgiadis Tenfjord is 24 years old and writes pop music “that makes you feel alive,” according to her official website. The Line of Best Fit labelled her “a blossoming new talent” in 2018 after new Nordic music festival by:Larm presented her with the Forbildeprisen (“Role Model Award” – previous recipients include Aurora). Wonderland described her as “carving out irresistible pop melodies.”
Greece’s history at Eurovision
One of the early participants in the Contest, Greece made their Eurovision debut in 1974. Marinella represented Greece on their first appearance, singing “Krasi, Thalassa Ke T’ Agori Mou”. The first Greek entry finished in 11th place, with 7 points.
In the modern era, Greece had constant success, winning the Contest for the first time in 2005. Represented by Helena Paparizou’s “My Number One”, Greece won the 50th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Greece would go on to host the Contest in Athens the following year. Greece continued to qualify every year until it missed its first final in 2016. Another non-qualification hit the country in 2018, ruining the country’s qualification streak.
For the 2021 Contest, Greek-Dutch artist Stefania represented Greece in Rotterdam. Performing her song “Last Dance”, Stefania took Greece to the final and gave Greece their first top 10 placing since 2013. At the close of voting, Greece finished in 10th place with 170 points.
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News Source: ERT
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