Greece has become the latest country to reveal their Eurovision 2023 entry. They will be represented by Victor Vernicos with “What They Say”. Their entry was due to be released on 6th March, but this was postponed following the train crash in Tempi.
You can listen to the song from Greece here!
Greece has returned to an internal selection this year, but invited the public to have their say on their Eurovision entry as part of a seventy-person audience committee. The votes from this were combined with those from a seven-person jury from ERT. The ERT committee votes were weighted 49.4%, and the audience committee (chosen to reflect the demographics of the Eurovision audience) was 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.
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