Greece: Victor Vernicos covers Alexander Rybak and Amanda Tenfjord!

Last Thursday, the Greek national broadcaster ERT hosted a meet-and-greet event where we got the chance to meet Victor Vernicos. Victor performed “What They Say“ live for the first time in front of an audience but also performed two of his all-time favourite Eurovision entries! You can watch his versions of “Die Together” and “Fairytale” at the videos below:

Die Together – Amanda Tenfjord

Fairytale – Alexander Rybak

Watch Victor perform “What They Say” live, for the first time in front of audience down on the video below:

Victor is competing eighth at Second Semi-Final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, in May 11, 2023.

You can watch the reaction of the editors of Eurovisionfun, reacting and commenting on the Greek entry for Eurovision 2023 below:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Greek participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

The Dream Team comment on the involvement of D. Kontopoulos in the composition of the Greek entry!

The presence of Dimitris Kontopoulos in Symi, together with the other members of the Greek delegation, raised many questions (once again), about the degree of his contribution to the composition of Amanda’s song for Eurovision 2022. Is he the producer of the song? Is he a composer? Is he a composer with Amanda? Is it none of the above? We will try to answer these questions, since Eurovisionfun came in contact with the Dream Team and we convey their comment to you.

On the one hand, and before we quote the Dream Team comment, you should keep in mind that Dimitris Kontopoulos several times in the past was a composer of participations in the contest, without putting his signature. Some of these times it was obvious that he was the creator (Moldova 2018) and sometimes the fact that he was the composer remains a secret to this day.

So whether Dimitris Kontopoulos is the composer or one of the composers of this year’s Greek entry, we will probably never know. But what is definitely true is what we were told by the Dream Team.

Regardless of the fact who is the composer of the song, Dimitris Kontopoulos is the man who has the first and last word in everything that has to do with music. in all our projects. From writing a song, to choosing it, to doing the production. Even if he did not write the song himself, he is certainly the one who chose it, providing his full confidence and approval.

We were explained by the Dream Team, that if Dimitris Kontopoulos did not approve of Amanda’s song, there was no way they could have suggested her to ERT, nor collaborated with her for the Eurovision Song Contest!

But beyond all the above, there is a practical reason that Dimitris Kontopoulos is in Symi. He is a fanatical fan of the island, maintaining a holiday house there.

So whatever the answer to the question, what exactly is the contribution of Dimitris Kontopoulos in the composition of the Greek entry, it is certain that Amanda’s song enjoys its full confidence!

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding Eurovision 2022!

Greece: Three uptempo and two ballads in the final selection phase!

With the names of the five artists who continue to claim the Greek representation in Eurovision 2022 known, the weight of interest is now focused on their songs, but also in general on the other details of their proposals. Read more

Greece: These are the five artists who are still claiming the ticket for Turin!

We are one step closer to the artist, who will represent Greece in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest. The ERT has published the names of the five artists, who still continue to claim the Greek representation in Turin. It was also announced, as Eurovisionfun has reported months ago, that the Greek representative in Turin will be chosen internally, by the expert committee.

25 artists submitted about 40 songs to ERT, of which the competent committee under Dimitris Papadimitriou selected the five best, performed by an equal number of artists.

So the five lucky ones who still hope to represent Greece in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest are:

Amanda Tenfjord (Amanda Georgiadis)

The expatriate artist from Norway, with an experienced and strong team, enters the internal selection with a classy, ​​inner ballad. – more HERE.

Good Job Nicky (Nikolas Varthakouris)

Nikolas Varthakouris participates in the internal selection with a cinematic song. He also has a strong team behind him, with Fokas Evangelinos standing out. – more HERE.

Elias Kozas

Three songs have been submitted by the Greek representative at Eurovision 2013. Completely different from Alcohol Is Free and in an insurgent rhythm, as he told us. One song of them is in the final list – more HERE.

Lou is

Lou is is an expericed artist. Her true name is Louisa Sofianopoulou. She has worked with all the big Greek artists like Giannis Kotsiras, Eleni Vitali, Dimitra Galani and more. Her record label is called The Hubsters.

Joanna Drigo

Joanna Drigo or Ioanna Drigopoulou is a young singer and musician with pop-rock influences. She sings both Greek and English songs. Her record label is Cobalt Eclectic.

The final selection will be made after the committee of ERT first has private meetings with the artists and the groups that frame their proposals. In these meetings each artist will give more information about his/her song, the plans of the stage appearance, the promotion intends to do, etc. The final selection by the ERT’s jury will take into account all the above.

Surprisingly, in the final five, there aren’t names that for many were considered as favorites, proving that the only criterion of ERT is the proposals of the artists and their prospects in the difficult track of Eurovision.

Which artist do you think will be the final choice of ERT and will represent Greece in Eurovision 2022? Tell us in the comments below!

Source: ERT

Greece: Amanda Georgiadis submitted her proposals to ERT!

Amanda Georgiadis or as her stage name is, Amanda Tenfjord, submitted her complete proposal to ERT, aiming to claim the Greek representation in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest!

Fully confirming our summer article, which was referring that Amanda was interested in raising the Greek flag at Eurovision 2022, she recently sent her proposal to ERT.

Amanda’s Proposal

Her proposal includes a song, which as you read in our previous articles, is an inner ballad, written by her, that leads the listener to an explosion of emotions. The song was written after her separation, with a long-term relationship.

It was a painful separation and my feelings were extreme. When I was writing it, of course, I did not have in mind the Eurovision Song Contest, but when the idea came to me to take part in the Greek selection, everyone who listened to this song told me that this would be an ideal participation for both my country and me.


The producer and orchestrator of the song is Bjørn Helge Gammelsæter, a Norwegian musician with several important collaborations to his credit.

The feeling caused by Amanda’s melody and interpretation is so intense that I wanted the approach to production to be as abstract as possible. I used a vocoder, something that makes the song very special without losing its sensitivity. The orchestration of the song has been built around Amanda’s voice so that her unique tone is not lost.

Bjørn Helge Gammelsæter

Fokas Evangelinos, who strongly believes in her participation, will take over her stage appearance in Turin, if of course she is selected.

From the first moment I saw Amanda and heard her song, I felt that she has this unique and special thing that the Eurovision contest demands. Amanda herself has a special beauty and a charm that attracts you from the first moment you see her, while her song creates strong emotions that can lead to a very special scene. presence that will make her stand out.

Fokas Evangelinos

The director of the video clip of the song will be Kostas Karydas, the same director who took over Stefania. The successful director gives us a small hint, for the result we will see, in case Amanda is the final choice of ERT.

I find the song excellent and Amanda a girl with very special beauty. The track has a strong introversion and I think that cinematically I have to move in the opposite direction to have a very interesting result. Because I recognize that in the Eurovision Song Contest the ethnic elements in the music of the songs are obsolete, we will try to include the Greek element in the video clip, as we did last year with Stefania.

Kostas Karydas

Project Manager of the whole effort will be Ilias Kokotos, through whom Amanda was approached by ERT. We remind you that Ilias Kokotos, project manager of all Dream Team participations in the competition, was the one who proposed Stefania to ERT in the fall of 2019.

Who Is Who

Amanda Georgiadis, 24, was born in Oslo but lived the first years of her life in Ioannina, where she visits every summer as her family maintains a home in the area.

At the age of 3, her parents decide to move to the small town of Tenfjord in Norway. At the age of 5 she started taking piano lessons and became an amateur musician, writing her first songs as a teenager. At the age of 18 she began her studies in medicine, while at the same time taking part in various festivals. 

She released her first EP, “First impression” under the stage name Amanda Tenfjord, from the city from which she grew up and received excellent reviews. Her second EP includes the song “Then I fell in love” which is a great radio success, remaining for over 20 weeks in the official top 10 radio chart of Norway. In 2020 Netflix includes the song “Troubled Water” in the series “Spinning out”.

Would you like to see Amanda representing Greece at Eurovision 2022? Tell us in the comments below!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun, for all the developments regarding the Greek participation in Eurovision 2022!