The new greek public broadcaster’s administration does not seem to be waiting the new year to begin the process of selecting Greece’s entry in Eurovision 2020, something that ERT used to do in previous years, having already held its second meeting on this purpose.
ERT’s second Eurovision 2020 meeting
The second substantive meeting was held on Thursday,October 17th at ERT’s headquarters aiming at elaborating its strategy regarding Eurovision 2020, as well as the Greek presence there.
An indication of the interest given by the new administration to the Eurovision project is that the meeting was attended by the Managing Director, members of the Board, the Director of International Relations of ERT and others.
According to our exclusive information, the possibility of a national final with various artists at this time seems to be completely eliminated. As we mentioned in our previous article, ERT focuses on direct assigning and then finding the song via open call, but of course the direct selection of the song is also ruled out if something very good is found.
ERT’s goal is to gain a place in the top ten, which will put the country back in the game dynamically and as such they are geared towards finding partners with experience and proven positive results in the contest.
However, ERT also wants to exploit the contest commercially in its program on television, as this program is one of the few that have such a large audience.
Ms Maria Koufopoulou, ERT’s Director of International Relations, told us in a conversation that the discussions were moving forward and ERT is already preparing for its participation in Rotterdam.
New meeting in the coming days
In the coming days, however, there will be a new meeting at ERT and perhaps then we will have the first major developments as regards the artist who will represent Greece at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest.
Stay tuned for all the exclusive details on this issue!