Greece’s search to find their song for Eurovision 2023 is narrowing, there are seven songs left in contention.
The 7 songs are set to be assessed by a public jury today (28th December). The Jury is made up of 70 members of the public that have applied and been selected for this role. They will get to listen to the songs in smaller groups and then be asked to rate these. They won’t be told which artist is behind the song.
The seven songs and their artists may be announced in due course, after the judgments of the public jury. It will then be over to a specially formed committee at Greece’s Eurovision broadcaster ERT, which will have meetings with the artists in contention. After this process, we can expect the announcement of Greece’s Eurovision representative, possibly in the early new year.
Previously it had been revealed that 106 songs had been submitted for the Greek Selection.
Greece’s Eurovision journey
In 1974, Greece made its debut to the Eurovision Song Contest with “Krasi, thalassa ke t’agori mou” (Κρασί, θάλασσα και τ’αγόρι μου) which placed 11th. Since then they have participated on 42 occasions (40 of which made the Grand Final), and have one once in 2005.
Greece’s most recent Eurovision participation saw them being represented by Amanda Tenfjord with the song “Die Together”, which saw Greece qualify for the Grand Final, where they placed 8th, after receiving 215 points from the Jury and Televoters.
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News Source: OGAE Greece
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