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Greece: First details of the candidate songs for Eurovision 2022!

ERT started the procedures for the selection of its participation in Eurovision 2022 very early and already various “valid” information are mushrooming left and right for the candidacies that have leaked to the media. Most of them, of course, are far from reality, so we will try to enlighten you so that you have a first idea of the proposals of the artists who will claim the Greek representation in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest! Read more

Greece: Evangelia is Panik Records’ proposal for Eurovision 2022!

Greece is extending their list of names for Eurovision 2022! After ERT announcement about the way that the participant for Italy will be chosen, many companies has sent great names and interesting ideas for the upcoming year.

Evangelia is among of them, based on an interview that took place on a greek tv show in ERT called “Studio 4”. Besides Evangelia, ERT confirmed that Joanne, the winner of the Voice, Good Job Nicky, a very loved artist among the Greek fans, and  Konstantinos Christoforou, part of One (Cyprus 2002) have also sent their proposals.

Who is Evangelia?

Evangelia is 29 years old and comes from Crete. She has a different and interesting style in her music combining traditional music with modern pop. She has raised in both Crete with her grandmother but also in New Jersey where her parent used to live. You can definetely hear both of her roots in her sound.

Listen to her latest single here:

Do you think she is a good choice for Eurovision 2022?

Greece: The last winner of The Voice is MINOS EMI’s proposal for Eurovision 2022! EXCLUSIVE

We had statements today of the last winner of The Voice of Greece, on the camera of SKAI’s morning show, Love It. Joanne says she would be honored to represent either Greece or Cyprus in the competition. However, the exclusive news conveyed to you by Eurovisionfun is that the record company MINOS EMI will propose to ERT the 19-year-old singer, for the 66th Eurovision Song Contest.

Ioanna Georgakopoulou, who is now introduced as Joanne, a few months ago made her debut in the discography through “Twist in my Sobriety”, by Tanita Tikaram in a dance version.

The 19-year-old winner of the last cycle of The Voice of Greece stood out for her riveting voice and her unique stage presence, giving at the same time her first victory at The Voice, to Elena Paparizou.

According to our reliable information, MINOS EMI has already come to a first contact with ERT, asking for details about the process of submitting proposals for Eurovision 2022 and the Greek representation, which has started since the beginning of the month and will last until 10 October.

MINOS EMI intends to propose Joanne. It remains unknown who the creators of her song will be. However, it is worth mentioning that her new song was edited by DJ Michalis Tsousopoulos together with ARCADE, while the production management was taken over by Joanne’s coach at The Voice, Elena Paparizou, and Nektarios Kokkinos.

Check out Joanne’s statements today for Eurovision at 1.03 (in Greek):

Joanne is added to the names of Good Job Nicky, Amanda Georgiadi, Kalomira and Elias Koza, who will probably submit their proposal to ERT for Eurovision 2022!

Would you like Joanne to represent Greece at Eurovision 2022?

Greece: is Ilias Kozas preparing for a possible return in Eurovision 2022?

The last few days have been a bless for Greek eurofans since ERT has been already preparing the Greek entry for this year’s edition. Since the channel’s announcement that the 1st of October will be the deadline for all artists to submit their proposal, numerous names have been on the table.

Eurovisionfun has some exclusive news to share: Ilias Kozas, the lead singer of Koza Mostra, is thinking about sending a song to ERT for this year’s concert. In a quick talk with the singer he mentioned that although there is no possibility for the group to do a comeback this year, there is still a chance for him to send an entry as a solo artist.

Koza Mostra made a great success back in 2013 and achieved the sixth place, which was the last time Greece made it in the top ten before Stefania  achieving it also this year. Although the group is still in active, Ilias has exposed his desire to publish some solo tracks also.

With this statement, the number of artists who have expressed their interest for this year contest is four, among with Kalomoira, Amanda and Good Job Nicky.

Could he bring a top ten result for Greece again this year? Let us know your opinion!

Greece: ERT ‘s announcements for Eurovision 2022 | This is how the Greek entry will be chosen!

Confirming in full the report of Eurovisionfun, that ERT in September will officially start the procedures for the selection of the Greek participation in Eurovision 2022, a while ago the announcement for the selection was posted on the website of the Greek public television. For another year, as we had informed you, the representative of Greece, but also the song that will represent the country in May, will be chosen by internal procedure, through the submission of proposals.

The deadline and conditions for submitting entries

By October 10, those interested, who wish to represent Greece in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, must submit their participations in ERT.

As part of ERT’s participation in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in May 2022 in Italy, Hellenic Radio Television invites companies from today that produce or distribute recordings to submit proposals for the country’s participation this year. us, with a deadline of Sunday, October 10, 2021.

Each proposal should be complete: that is, it should include a performer or a group with a maximum of six members, according to the regulations, as well as one to three songs, which have not been released or presented to date either in Greece or abroad. in any way, in whole or in part. The selection of the participation will also take into account any artistic group accompanying the performer and ideas (concept) for the promotion and presentation of the song.

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The process is very close to what happened in 2020 with the selection of Stefania and SUPERG! RL, ​​only this time everything is more formal and given through the relevant announcement, the opportunity is given to all artists, creators, record companies wishing to claim Greek representation at Eurovision 2022, to do so.

Despite what was written from time to time, ERT never seriously considered holding a national final in the summer, nor, of course, did it wait for any epidemiological data to decide the selection process to follow. This, of course, is supported by today’s announcements, since ERT is among the first countries to officially announce their full plan for the promotion of their participation in the next contest.

The names that will concern us

Of course, without being the only ones who will send their proposals, already through Eurovisonfun you have been informed about three artists, who have their proposals ready (or almost ready).

They are Good Job Nicky, Kalomira and Amanda Tenfjord and both of whom will submit their candidate songs to ERT in the coming days.

Over time we will have the opportunity to reveal more details about their proposals, we already know several things, as well as the proposals of other artists that will also be submitted to ERT.

With hopes and optimism for a new triumph in Italy

Much earlier than ever, ERT has started its search, starting this year the procedures for the selection of its participation in Eurovision. Guided by last year’s professionalism, but also a very hard-working team, with experience now and efficiency, will travel to Italy to repeat last year’s triumph and achieve something even better.

We told you last year that Greece will return to the top ten and we insisted on it until the end, almost alone. For 2022 let us be even more optimistic.

ERT wants it, ERT believes it, ERT can do it with the right partners, which we will reveal to you over time, it will bring Greece even higher.

Stefania’s tenth place in this year’s contest, after eight whole years of bad results, will continue, since the Greek public television has decided to play hard in the competition, using in 2022 all the weapons available in its quiver.

Stay tuned in Eurovisionfun for all the news regearding the Greek entry in Eurovision 2022!

All the information about the Greek entry in Eurovision 2022 so far!

ERT may have been accustomed to official announcements in the past years after the Christmas holidays, but the place in the top ten that Stefania brought to Rotterdam a few months ago whetted the appetite of the managers of the Greek public broadcaster, who want an even better placement in Italy. Thus, in contrast to what happened in previous years, we will soon have the first announcements, while there are many artists who are preparing to claim the Greek representation in Eurovision 2022. We will see all this briefly below.

How will ERT choose the artist and the song?

So far no final decision has been made on how the artist will be selected, but also the song that will represent Greece in the next song contest. Nevertheless, what seems most likely is a process similar to the one followed in 2020. An artistic committee of ERT to examine the proposals that will be submitted and decide on both the performer and the song. The difference with 2020 is that this time the process will be more open and with more publicity, giving the opportunity to any interested party to submit his proposal.

At the end of September, ERT will make the first announcements, giving a deadline of no more than two months, for those interested in wishing to represent Greece in Eurovision 2022. Immediately after, the proposals submitted to the committee will be evaluated and the most appropriate one will be selected. ERT’s goal is that by the end of the year, the Greek entry in the next song contest has been selected, so that there will be plenty of time for the video clip, the setting up of the stage presentation, but also the promotion of the song abroad.

Stefania’s good result this year, after eight years of failures, but also the professionalism shown by the ERT team in this year’s contest, has aroused the interest of many artists. Let us then look at three of them, who have already begun their preparations for claiming Greek representation in Eurovision 2022.

 

Kalomira wants to return

Kalomira wants it very much, but the same desire is shared by her record company Heaven. According to our information, Heaven is preparing a specific proposal in order to submit it to ERT, in a relatively short period of time. Kalomira is not unknown to the friends of the contest, since in 2008 she took the third place for Greece, with My Secret Combination.

Of course, this alone is not enough to bring the sweetest Kalomira back to the contest. ERT should announce the way in which the artist and song will be selected for Eurovision 2022, while of course Kalomira’s proposal should convince the managers of the Greek public television that it will bring a very good result for the country in the music competition, which will take place next May in Italy.

The interest from all the record companies, after this year’s tenth place of Stefania and the way ERT managed the Eurovision project, has reasonably increased and Kalomira is not the only one who is preparing….

Amanda from Norway wants to repeat Stefania’s success

Amanda Georgiadi or as she is known, Amanda Tenfjord, is a half Greek artist that lives and works in Norway. After this year’s successful participation with Stefania, ERT will probably want to repeat the successful experiment, sending a talented artist from abroad, thus capturing votes from countries that basically do not vote for Greece (this year Stefania received 10 points of the Dutch televoting).

Through her social networks, Amanda informs us about the fact that she was in the studio, for the recording of new songs. Of course, Eurovisionfun could not help but ask the expatriate, talented songwriter and singer if this recording has anything to do with the Eurovision Song Contest.

Amanda willingly answered us, telling us that she recorded three new songs, one of which is actually intended for Eurovision. She also revealed to us that she will visit Greece in the next months. Specifically, as soon as she performed the second dose of the vaccine, the young artist told us that she would come to Greece, in order to be here in the studio as well.

Good job Nicky is also preparing

Many eurofans in Greece would be extremely happy, if Good job Nicky would be the country’s representative in the next Eurovision Song Contest. Nikolas Varthakouris, who as Good Job Nicky has brought fresh air to the Greek music scene, is particularly positive about the possibility of participating in the Eurovision Song Contest, provided of course he finds the right song, which in turn will convince ERT that can be a worthy successor to Stefania and Last Dance.

The interest of Good Job Nicky to participate in Eurovision seems to be confirmed by Ermis (Hermes Geragidis), the composer-producer with whom Nikolas writes all his songs. When asked on Instagram about the possibility of seeing Nicky on the Eurovision stage, Ermis said ignorance laughing, but then nodded in agreement.

Vote in our poll

Of course, the interested artists are not exhausted in the above three names, since as we told you, many will be the ones who will try to claim the Greek representation for Eurovision 2022. But there are definitely three persons that will occupy us in the coming months. Vote in our poll below. Who you would like to represent Greece at Eurovision 2022, send your own message to ERT!

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the Greek entry at Eurovision 2022!

Greece: What is Kalomira preparing? EXCLUSIVE

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Kalomira, who spends her holidays in Greece with her husband, her children, but also her friends, has been showing intense mobility lately. Is all this activity related, in the middle of summer, in fact, to a possible claim of the Greek representation in Eurovision 2022?

Kalomira returns to musical things!

A few hours ago Kalomira updated the cover photo on her social media, something very strange of course for the time we are at.

The truth is that Kalomira has been in Greece for a long time, while she did not go unnoticed and some meetings she had in the previous period with her partners in Heaven, with whom from the first steps of her career she maintains very good professional, but also friendly relations.

 

Δείτε αυτή τη δημοσίευση στο Instagram.

 

Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη Kalomira (@itskalomira)

Is this return related to Eurovision 2022?

Of course, everyone’s first thought is whether the artistic reactivation of Kalomira is related to a possible Greek representation at Eurovision 2022.

It is known, she has also revealed, that she had some discussions with RIK in order to represent Cyprus in this year’s contest. The pandemic, however, did not give her much opportunity to give a positive answer, since any trips from the USA where she lives with her family, were almost forbidden. She said then:

It was a risk with the coronavirus to travel with the children. There I put the brake.

But 2022 is a new year and Kalomira is more and more in Greece. Her interest in Eurovision, as she has said from time to time, remains a given and she would like to be on the stage of the competition again.

Yes, I would go to Eurovision in the future. The children have now grown up. I would like my children to see me on stage. They have not understood that I am a singer. They asked me why they were interviewing me.

How likely is it to see Kalomira at Eurovision 2022?

Let us now turn to the crucial question. Is it possible to see Kalomira representing the Greek colors? She wants it very much, but the same desire is shared by her record company Heaven. According to our information, Heaven is preparing a specific proposal in order to submit it to ERT, in a relatively short period of time.

Of course, this alone is not enough to bring the sweetest Kalomira back to the contest. ERT should announce the way in which the artist and song will be selected for Eurovision 2022, while of course Kalomira’s proposal should convince the managers of the Greek public television that it will bring a very good result for the country in the music competition, which will take place next May in Italy.

The interest from all the record companies, after this year’s tenth place of Stefania and the way ERT managed the Eurovision project, has reasonably increased and Kalomira is not the only one who is preparing….

However, it is no coincidence that even on the feast of Kalomira a few days ago, Heaven hurried to remind us of Secret Combination through its social networks, the song with which in 2008 the then 23-year-old singer, gave to Greece the third place .

 

Δείτε αυτή τη δημοσίευση στο Instagram.

 

Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη Kalomira (@itskalomira)

How do you see the possible return of Kalomira to the contest? Tell us in the comments below!


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Greece: Watch the very first live performance of “Last Dance” by Stefania! (Video)

Stefania‘s very first live performance has just been completed. This year’s representative of Greece has performed her entrty, “Last Dance“, for the very first time live, accompanied by a piano.

This performance took place within the show Our Best Easter, this year’s Easter show on the Greek public broadcaster, ERT, where Stefania was invited.

This live performance of “Last Dance” will be immediately uploaded on the official YouTube channel of the Contest, as a part of the acoustic performances of this year’s entries. Another live performance is going to take place in the Eurovision episode of Your Face Sounds Familiar next Sunday, May 9th.

Enjoy Stefania‘s first live performance of “Last Dance” in the video below:

Albania: “My grand father was Greek, that’s why my name is Greek” | Anxhela Peristeri speaks at ERT!

In the news bulletin of ERT, the representative of Albania in Eurovision 2021, Anxhela Peristeri, was hosted. Among other things, she mentioned her Greek origin.

As she stated, in fluently Greek, the contest was for quite years one of her dreams and goals:

What you give you take. So we must do good to others in order to get something good. My composer and I thought every year to take part in FiK but we were always busy. This year, due to the pandemic, we had time to deal with and find a nice song between two or three that we wrote and went to the competition.

She even mentioned her origin and her relationship with Greece:

My grandfather was Greek, so my last name, Peristeri, is also Greek. I worked in Greece, I have collaborated with Paola, Antonis Remos, Valantis and Lena Papadopoulou. Albania is my homeland, I was born and raised here, I became famous here and people supported me and they still support me. Greece is a beautiful country that I adore, there I have most of my friends and I spent my best years.

You can watch all the interview in the video below:

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Albanian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021!

Greece: “Last Dance” is Stefania’s song for Eurovision 2021!

It is a fact, ERT a few minutes ago revealed the title of the song that will represent Greece at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest, in May in Rotterdam. The committee of the Greek public television decided that out of the five songs that Stefania’s synthetic team submitted to the crisis, Last Dance is the one that will be the 41st Greek entry in the contest!

The ERT Press Release:

Με το τραγούδι «Last dance» και τη Stefaniaη Ελλάδα στην Eurovision 2021

Με ένα χορευτικό τραγούδι που έχει τον τίτλο «Last dance» η Στεφανία Λυμπερακάκη (Stefania) θα εκπροσωπήσει την Ελλάδα στον 65o Πανευρωπαϊκό Διαγωνισμό Τραγουδιού της  Eurovision 2021, που διεξάγεται από τις 18 έως τις 22 Μαΐου στο Ρότερνταμ της Ολλανδίας, μετά την περσινή αναβολή του λόγω της πανδημίας του κορωνοϊού. Το «Last dance» είναι μια σύνθεση των Δημήτρη Κοντόπουλου, Arcade, Sharon Vaughn, ενώ creative director για την οπτικοποίηση του τραγουδιού θα είναι ο Φωκάς Ευαγγελινός.

Η σχετική απόφαση ελήφθη από κοινού από την επιτροπή που συγκροτήθηκε στην ΕΡΤ για την επιλογή του τραγουδιού, σε συνεργασία με την καλλιτεχνική ομάδα της Στεφανίας στην οποία ανατέθηκε η επιμέλεια της συμμετοχής στην 65η Eurovision, ύστερα από ακρόαση πέντε τραγουδιών που προτάθηκαν από τους δημιουργούς. Υπενθυμίζεται ότι η Ελλάδα θα εμφανιστεί στον Β΄ Ημιτελικό, που έχει προγραμματιστεί στις 20 Μαΐου 2021.

Stefania’s “last dance” with a recipe for success

Stefania (Stefania Lymperakaki), now 18 years old, will have another opportunity to represent Greece in the Eurovision contest, after its cancellation last year due to the pandemic. With a completely different song from SUPERG!RL, ​​Stefania hopes to move the audience of Europe and Australia, achieving a very good result.

Dimitris Kontopoulos, ARCADE and Sharon Vaughn, all important creators with parchments inside and outside the contest, hope that 2021 will be the year of Greece. Fokas Evangelinos is preparing to do a great job, making another stage presentation that will be discussed.

The next steps of the Greek delegation

On Sunday 10/1 Stefania is coming to Greece again, in order to make the final recording of Last Dance. The song is orchestrated and as a production is in its final form. The video clip will take place in February, with director Kostas Karydas as director for the second consecutive year.

The presentation of the song will take place in March, without having yet decided how. Do not forget that at the end of March, the Greek delegation must deliver to the EBU the live on tape video, while at the meeting of the HoDs, which is scheduled for March 15, in addition to the video clip, it must have submitted the complete concept of the stage appearance.

 

 

ERT’s expectations for Last Dance are high

Both the artistic team and ERT have high expectations from the Greek entry this year. Everyone’s goal is to place high in the standings, achieving the best result of Greece in the last 10 years in the contest.

Eurovisionfun is one of the lucky ones who listened to the song and we agree that this targeting is completely realistic. The song is faithful to the musical current of the time (80s pop), but with a modern orchestration, highlighting in the best way the voice skills of Stefania. It could very well be a song by Dua Lipa, while it also stands out lyrically.

It also has messages for the difficult situation we all experienced in 2020, with young people “missing” important moments, from the most beautiful period of their lives, but the future must be bright, since it can not and will not be the last dance…

We remind you that Greece will compete in the first part of the second semifinal of Eurovision 2021, on May 20.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the Greek entry, since you are constantly learning everything exclusively and in time here!