Greek broadcaster ERT is closing in on selecting their representative for Eurovision 2023. They have now revealed the final artists and titles who remain in the running to take to the stage in Liverpool in May!
The artists and songs still in the running are:
|Victor Vernicos||“What They Say”|
|Maria Maragou & Antonia Kaouri||“Shout Out”|
Previously, ERT revealed the seven artists and song titles in the running to represent Greece. The four songs which have been eliminated are:
- Konstantina Iosifidou – “We Are Young”
- Monika – “I’m Proud”
- Leon Of Athens – “Somewhere To Go”
- Klavdia – “Holy Water”
The decision of the final three, and the selection of the ultimate winner of the ticket to Liverpool, will be made by a combination of a seven-person committee from ERT, and a seventy-person audience committee. The ERT committee votes will be weighted 49.4%, and the audience committee (chosen to reflect the demographics of the Eurovision audience) will be weighted 50.6%, reflecting the changes made to Eurovision voting this year.
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.
Who would you like to see represent Greece at Eurovision 2023? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 approaches!
News Source: Eurovision.tv
Photo Credit: EBU/Nathan Reinds