The rehearsals for the 2023 contest in Liverpool at a little over a week away. In the run-up to coverage of the rehearsals, we are continuing to preview this year’s participants, and getting to know more about them, their discography, and their Eurovision journey so far. The next act we will be previewing is Greece’s Victor Vernicos.
Victor’s Eurovision journey so far
Greece’s ERT opted for an open internal selection this year that saw 106 entries submitted. Of those entries, they were whittled down to three songs, before Victor ultimately won; being decided by a combination of a professional jury, and a jury of the general public.
What do we think of “What They Say”
The team at That Eurovision Site has been doing their reviews for this year’s contest. Ben and Shiloh gave their thoughts on “What They Say”, which you can see here.
Who is Victor
Victor Vernicos Jørgensen is a singer-sngwriter hailing from Athens; who is of Greek and Danish descent. He is the the youngest of this year’s participants, and will be just shy of 17 when he performs in Liverpool next month. In addition to his vocals, Victor is also an accomplished pianist, and guitarist; having started those instruments when he was four and eight respectively.
In spite of his young age, Victor already has released seven singles commercially over the past four years. His most recent one, and Eurovision entry, ‘What They Say’ was written by entirely by himself.
Greece’s Eurovision Journey
In 1974, Greece made their Eurovision debut with “Krasi, thalassa ke t’agori mou” (Κρασί, θάλασσα και τ’αγόρι μου), placing 11th. Since then, they have participated on 42 occasions, reaching the grand final 40 times and winning once in 2005.
Greece’s most recent Eurovision participation saw them being represented by Amanda Tenfjord with the song “Die Together”. Greece qualified for the Grand Final, where they placed 8th, receiving 215 points from the Jury and Televoters.
What do you think of “What They Say”? Can Victor bring the contest back to Greece? Let us know your thoughts! Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: That Eurovision Site/Victor
Image Credit: Victor Vernicos