Today the rehearsals for Eurovision 2023 continue in Liverpool. Countries rehearsing on Day 3 include Estonia, Iceland, Greece, Poland, Slovenia, Georgia, San Marino, Austria, Albania, Lithuania and Australia. The third to rehearse today is Greece’s Victor Vernicos.
Victor Vernicos’ first rehearsal
The next to take to the Eurovision 2023 stage at Liverpool Arena in Liverpool was Greece’s Victor Vernicos. Victor will be competing in this year’s competition with his entry “What They Say” following on his internal selection from a Greek jury at ERT.
Following Victor’s first rehearsal a clip of what went on was posted on the official TikTok account of the Eurovision Song Contest. The clip showed Victor before and after he took to the Eurovision stage for the first time, as well as giving us some insight into how his first rehearsal went.
What did we learn about Greece’s staging?
Victor’s performance sees him dressed in beige, sporting a light t-shirt, a sleeveless over-jacket and a some boxer-style shorts. The LED shows several Victors in the background singing along to the song. Other visual effects including random letters in the Latin and Greek alphabets are used in the background. Smoke is also used throughout the performance to draw the audience in. His infectious energy comes through in the uptempo themes of the song, which are compounded by Victor bouncing around the stage, which will get the audience dancing on the 11th of May.
What we thought of Victor Vernicos’ first rehearsal
After Victor Vernicos’ first rehearsal, Rory gave his initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw.
@thateurosite #stitch with @Eurovision The youngest competitor this year, @Victor Vernicos has taken to the Eurovision stage! Here is what Rory thought about Greece's first rehearsal! #eurovisiontiktok #eurovision2023 #esc2023 #greece ♬ original sound – That Eurovision Site
Who is Victor Vernicos?
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 Vernicos bring Eurovision to 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!
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Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU