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

Good Job Nicky exclusively at Eurovisionfun: “I am patiently waiting to see…”!

He is for many the big favorite to represent Greece in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest. The talented Good Job Nicky commenting on the latest developments that saw the light of day, spoke to Eurovisionfun sending his own message to all recipients.

In the aftermath of the rumors for a national final, but also of the fake news that were released today, Good Job Nicky, has submitted his proposal to ERT with his record label Cobalt, to claim the Greek representation in Eurovision 2022.

I’m not a man of many words, i’m patiently waiting to see if i’ll have the honor to represent Greece. Till then, only God knows ..

Good Job Nicky

Good Job Nicky, as you first read through Eurovisionfun, participates in the ERT’s selection process with a song signed by Hermes Geragidis. Our information states that this is a cinematic ballad that highlights the voice of Nikolas. With Good Job Nicky, we will see in Turin Elias Kokotos and Fokas Evangelinos, both of them members of the Dream Team.

Nikos Varthakouris, now 25, counts millions of views on YouTube and rave reviews for his music and his artistic presence so far. This is a rare sample of pop music, with truly international standards, which may well compete with similar foreign productions.

Would you like to see Good Job Nicky in the contest? Tell us in the comments below!

Greece: The ERT committee will start its meetings next week!

We are now entering the final stretch for the selection of the artist and the song that will represent Greece in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest. After the completion of the submission of proposals for the claim of the Greek representation in Eurovision 2022, the competent committee of ERT, which will have the final say, is ready to start work and thoroughly examine all the songs submitted, as well as the other details, from each proposal.

Larger than in previous years, it is expected to be the competent artistic committee of ERT, which will make the final decision for Stefania’s successor in the Eurovision stage. With renowned people of music and led for another year by Dimitris Papadimitriou, the committee will be invited to choose the song and the proposal that will bring the country as high as possible in the Eurovision 2022 standings. The atmosphere at ERT is something more than positive, something that was reflected not only in our articles, but also in the entire electronic and print press, where the increase of interest was commented extensively, after the successful presence in this year’s competition.

According to our information, ERT is oriented to complete the selection in two phases:

  • Select a small number of songs (3-4) that will distinguish the committee from the approximately 40 submitted.
  • To meet with the artists of these songs, to discuss with them the rest of the details of their proposal.
  • To make the final decision taking into account all the above.

In contrast to what happened in previous years, ERT wishes to have reached both the artist and the song before the end of the year. This will give extra time to better prepare, but also to promote its entry. The goal as we wrote in our previous articles is clear, a better placement from this year’s tenth place, something completely possible as the members of the Greek delegation believe.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the Greek participation in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest!

Greece: Jimmy Sion talks about his participation in Eurovision 2022!

We got to meet Jimmy Sion from his participation in “House of Fame“, where he reached the Final.

He submitted two very different songs at ERT, the one was very upbeat, while the other, an emotional ballad. In his interview by the greek TV show  “Love it“, he talked about his goal: to represent Greece in Turin!!!

He himself stated:

The proposal was sent to ERT by my team and my agency. The best thing for me would be for a national final to take place. I also wrote myself the two songs that I submitted. You already know the style of the songs. It’s electronic, pop music. I have many ideas for the representation of my song on the Eurovision stage, things you’ve never seen before. I am certain that if I go, Greece will do very well. I have both a dance song and a ballad and there is also an important message involved.

Would you like to see Jimmy Sion at Eurovision? Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the Greek participation in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Turin!

Greece: 25 proposals with more than 40 songs were submitted to ERT! EXCLUSIVE

The deadline given by ERT to those who wished to apply for the representation of Greece in Eurovision 2022 ended at midnight on Sunday, October 10. At the moment, according to our exclusive information, 25 proposals of artists have been submitted in ERT’s headquarters, with more than 40 songs!

How many artists participated?

The terms of ERT’s announcement were clear. They wanted complete proposals, from artists who belong to a record company or through a production company. This was intended not to submit a huge number of songs, but only serious proposals, which treat the project with due care.

The bet was crowned with great success, since almost all the record companies in the country, but also several from abroad, sent their proposals. Among the candidates, as you read in the previous period in Eurovisionfun, there are several remarkable and successful artists, who of course honor ERT with their participation.

Despite what has been said since morning in various shows about the number of proposals and songs that were finally submitted to ERT, the truth is completely different and the number is much higher.

More specifically, the Greek representation in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest is claimed by 25 artists. In total, more than 40 songs have been submitted to the jury that will make the final decision!

The candidates in detail

Some of the most well-known artists who have applied are:

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

Nikos Ganos: The 38-year-old artist participates with a song, in pop, uptempo rhythm, something that he knows how to serve well. – 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. – more HERE.

Artemis Matafia: The songwriter has submitted two songs. Artemis became famous through her participation in The Voice of Greece and J2US.

Konstantinos Christoforou: Perhaps the most experienced of the candidates, will claim his fourth participation in the competition with a dynamic pop ballad. – more HERE.

Evangelia: Evangelia’s proposal includes three songs, in her familiar style. – more HERE.

Good Job Nicky: 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.

Jimmy Sion: We met him from his participation in SKAI’s House of Fame. He submitted two songs to ERT, quite different from each other. One is quite upbeat, while the other is an interpretive ballad.

Joanne: The latest winner of The Voice of Greece takes part in the process with a song, by well-known and successful creators. It is in pop and dance rhythms. – more HERE.

Kianna: A disco / techno track from her album that will be released in the coming months includes her proposal.

Marseaux: One of the most alternative proposals. An English, indie pop song, with clear references to the #metoo movement.

Other candidates: More than ten more proposals were submitted by more unrecognizable artists, some of them even from abroad. – more HERE.

The competent committee of ERT now has a speech, headed by the well-known composer and member of the company’s Board of Directors, Dimitris Papadimitriou, who will make the final decisions about the artist and the song that will represent Greece in Turin. Although it is still early, the information tells us that there are some very good songs, which brings great optimism for a very good placement in the final of Eurovision 2022!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the Greek participation in the upcoming song contest!

Greece: Kalomira did not finally submit her proposal!

A few minutes ago, ERT’s deadline for submitting entries for Eurovision 2022 expired. As you had the opportunity to find out through our website all the previous days, Kalomira did not finally submit her proposal for the Greek representation in the 66th Eurovision Song Contest.

Kalomira is, after all, the only artist from all those who were heard in the previous period who did not transform her interest into action. Despite the fact that in the previous days she was in the studio, recording with important creators, such as Mohombi, Claydee Loupa and Anderz Wrethow, she did not send her proposal until midnight on Sunday (10/10), so that she could also claim it. the ticket to Turin next May.

What were the reasons for this unexpected decision of Kalomira, no one knows. In an article by OK a few minutes ago, it seems that Kalomira was expecting a direct assignment and that is why she may not have finally submitted her proposals.

It now remains to be seen when and if Kalomira will finally release the songs she has already recorded – it is said that they are six or seven tracks – to see if ERT should, as many have said, proceed with a direct assignment with a guaranteed product that has been unforgettable to the Eurofans with her inexhaustible energy, her original spontaneity and her brilliant stage presence.

The above is another proof for all those who insist that ERT does not hold a national final. So for the last time and we hope everyone understands, none of the well-known candidates wanted to participate in a national final!

The most important is that the participation of artists and record labels was much higher than ERT expected and despite the absence of Kalomira, the competent committee that will undertake the final selection will have a difficult task, since the level is very high, with the people of Greek public television to comment that this is the highest level Greek selection of all time, something of course that fills the ERT team dealing with the project with smiles, confirming their strategy and choices.

In the coming days of course we will inform you about everything that will follow, stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments!

Greece: The deadline for Eurovision 2022 will not be extended! EXCLUSIVE

A little more than 24 hours are left for those artists who wish to claim the Greek representation in Eurovision 2022. Tomorrow is the last day of the deadline given by ERT for the submission of proposals by record labels, creators, performers, etc. According to our exclusive information, the Greek public television is not going to give any extension to the deadline.

For more than a month, the interested parties had at their disposal to prepare their proposals and send them to ERT, in order to claim the Greek ticket for Eurovision 2022.

ERT is more than satisfied with the level of participation and the great interest shown by a large and significant number of artists, creators, producers, etc., something that seemed unlikely some years ago. The choice of the management of ERT for a closed, internal selection proves to be correct, since as we have mentioned many times in the past, almost none of the artists who submitted a participation would have participated in a national television final.

So no extension is going to be given, since too many entries have already been submitted, with even more expected tomorrow.

Summing up there have been already submitted the proposals of:

Of course tomorrow Eurovisionfun will inform you about all the proposals that will be submitted on the last day of the deadline, so stay tuned here!

Greece: Evangelia submitted her proposal to ERT!

As we have already revealed, the Greek-American singer Evangelia Psarakis is the joint proposal of Panik Records and Sony Music Germany to ERT for Eurovision 2022.

Evangelia’s complete bid was officially submitted to ERT earlier today and it includes 3 modern pop songs which incorporate greek traditional elements, like her previous singles (Pame Pame, Fotia, Diving). The songs are written by Evangelia herself and her partner in life, Jay Stolar.

Stolar is a renowned producer and has collaborated with various worldwide superstars, including Selena Gomez, John Legend and Demi Lovato. His songs have amassed more than 200 million streams.

It has been revealed that Evangelia will be a candidate not only for the Greek, but also for the Cypriot representation in Eurovision 2022!

Who is Evangelia?

Evangelia is 29 years old and hails from the greek island of Crete. She has a uniqye and interesting style in her music, combining traditional music with modern pop. She has been raised both in Crete with her grandmother but also in New Jersey where her parents 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: Ilias Kozas submitted his proposals to ERT!

An other artist, who is feverishly working his own proposal, is Ilias Kozas. This time as a solo artist, he will try to get on the Eurovision stage for a second time after 2013 in Malmö Sweden, where he ended up in 6th place alongside with Koza Mostra and Agathonas Iakovidis.

It comes out as a surprise the fact that Ilias Kozas has submitted three songs, all of them with English lyrics and not with Greek. His proposed entries are of rock style, a genre he has served in his recent work both as solo artist and together with Koza Mostra band.

With an already good “previous service” at the contest, having been the last Greek entry that has finished in top 10 before Stefania brought the nation back to it this year, do you thing that ERT will give him the green light to represent the Greek colours once more in Turin in 2022?

Below you can watch his maiden participation in 2013 with Alcohol is Free!!