General Director of RIK: In 2024 our representative will be selected through a competitive process!

The Ceneral Director of the Cypriot National Broadcaster, Thanasis Tzokos was invited on the first show of the Cypriot Public Television, commenting the aftermath of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Mr. Tzokos revealed that in the next few days there will be an agreement with the “PANIK Records” record label, for the talent competition that will be presented on 2024 to find out the next representative for Cyprus in the contest.

The Director also mentioned that it will be a very demanding competition, which will last for a long time and only the best will be able to cope.

We already knew, that the broadcaster wanted since last year to host a talent competition but plans didn’t go ahead. Finally, the plans are on going with RIK and PANIK Records making an agreement.

You can find the interview in Greek down bellow:

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Greece: Victor Vernicos’s entry will be revealed tomorrow!

As it was announced in ERT’s tv show “Proian Se Eidos, Tin Mesimbrian”, the song that will represent Greece in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest will be officially released tomorrowMarch 10, 2023.

Victor Vernicos‘ “What They Say” will be released by ERT in its final version, along with the music video, directed by PickCodes.

Kostas Kalimeris, Steve Sovolos and Vangelis Yialamas have participated in the production of the track.

The stage director of the Greek entry will be Konstantinos Rigos, who has directed the Greek entries in Eurovision 2011 and 2012.

We are looking forward with great anticipation to the reveal of the Greek entry in Eurovision 2023!

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Greece: Melissa Mantzoukis’ application for a temporary injunction was discussed!

Melissa Mantzoukis’ application for a temporary injunction against ERT’s selection process for the Greek entry in the Eurovision song contest was discussed today at the Multi-Member Court of First Instance of Athens. The court’s decision is expected on Monday, March 6.

In the trial, PANIK Records also appeared as an intervener, through the lawyer’s proxy, while ERT also announced a trial on the side of Viktor Vernikos, so that he too (through his parents, since he is not an adult), could participate in the case as a party.

As we saw on Melissa’s social media, the singer was this morning in Evelpidon, after appearing in court herself.

With the decision of the temporary injunction, the date of the discussion of the interim measures will be set. We remind you that Melissa Mantzoukis has also filed a lawsuit, which will be discussed in mid-May, with which she requests that she be declared the winner of the ERT selection process and, in addition, be paid an amount as compensation for moral damage.

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Greece: Victor Vernicos’s entry will be revealed on March 6! | EXCLUSIVE

According to our exclusive information, the song that will represent Greece in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest will be officially released next Monday, March 6, 2023.

Victor Vernicos‘ “What They Say” will be released by ERT in its final version, along with the music video. The shooting of the music video, which will be directed by ERT director Yannis Georgioudakis, will take place in the next few days.

Kostas Kalimeris, Steve Sovolos and Vangelis Yialamas have participated in the production of the track.

The stage director of the Greek entry will be Konstantinos Rigos, who has directed the Greek entries in Eurovision 2011 and 2012.

We are looking forward with great anticipation to the reveal of the Greek entry in Eurovision 2023 next Monday!

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Cyprus: Watch a teaser of the “Break A Broken Heart” video clip!

Only a few days remain until the reveal of this year’s Cypriot entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. Break a Broken Heart will premiere on March 2, and until then you can enjoy the short sample that has already been released.

A short while ago, Aphrodite’s Island representative, Andrew Lambrou, posted a teaser from the Break A Broken Heart video clip via his personal TikTok account.

You can watch the teaser below:

@andrewlambrou 2 days to go! My entry for Cyprus at Eurovision. Song and music video out March 2nd. Pre save link in my bio! ❤️❤️ #eurovision #breakabrokenheart #cyprus #foryou ♬ original sound – Andrew Lambrou

What time and where will we hear “Break A Broken Heart” on March 2?

Break A Broken Heart will be broadcasted for the first time on the morning show of RIK1. According to our information, the presentation will take place at 10.55 CET just before the end of the show, of course through the frequency of the Cypriot public television.

Right afterwards, at 11.00 CET, it will be uploaded on PANIK’s YouTube channel and will be available on all digital platforms, where you can already pre-order it by clicking here.

Andrew Lambrou’s surprise for the eurofans!

Andrew Lambrou’s big surprise for all of us eurofans will take place earlier though. Before the premiere of the video clip on the PANIK channel, which will take place as we said above at 11.00 am on March 2, Andrew Lambrou will be live on YouTube answering to all our questions.

We remind you that the Cypriot entry for Eurovision 2023 is signed by the following creators, all of them with extensive experience in the contest:

  • Thomas Stengaard : Denmark 2013, Germany 2018, Germany 2019, San Marino 2021, Cyprus 2021, Azerbaijan 2022
  • Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt : Sweden 2021, San Marino 2021, Cyprus 2021
  • Jimmy Jansson : Denmark 2020
  • Marcus Winther-John : Andorra 2009

The video clip of the song was directed by Giorgos Benioudakis, while Marvin Dietmann and Ross Nicholson will be responsible for Andrew Lambrou’s stage presentation in Liverpool.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the latest updates regarding the Cypriot participation!


Greece: These are the results of the vote of the Audience Jury!

Yesterday, Wednesday 28/12, the 70 members of the Audience Jury heard for the first time the 7 candidate songs of ERT for Eurovision 2023. In a well-organized process by all accounts, we also have a first fairly reliable picture of the voting results. Eurovisionfun having contacted many of the committee members, but also from social media posts, related forums and groups dealing with the Eurovision contest, we are able to reveal to you the results of the voting.

So, based on all the above, the three songs that are leading in the Audience Jury’s rating are the following:

  • Melissa Mantzoukis – Liar
  • Klavdia – Holy Water
  • Victor Vernicos – What they say

We may not know the exact order of the above three songs, but without any doubt they are the three songs that the Audience Committee singled out and were first in their preferences.

On the other hand, the three songs that seem to be in the last three places of preference of the Audience Committee are the following:

  • Monika – I’m Proud
  • Konstantina Iosifidou – We’re young
  • Antonia Kaouri & Maria Maragou – Shout out

Right in the middle of the preferences, it seems, is the participation of Leon of Athens – Somewhere to go.

Η επιτροπή κοινού κατά τη διάρκεια της ακρόασης των 7 τραγουδιών

Similar results to those of the Audience Committee were also given by our readers, where with more than 2,000 different votes, they have approximately the same ranking in their preferences. You can see the results of our Poll HERE.

We remind you that the vote of the Audience Jury constitutes 50.6% of the final result, with 49.4% determined by the seven-member jury of ERT.

Immediately after the New Year, the artists and their groups will meet the artistic committee and the management of ERT in separate appointments, in order to present their plans for the stage appearance, the promotion of the song, etc., if they are selected. The artistic committee will then give their own score, where combined with the score of the Audience Committee, they will determine the artist and the song that will represent Greece in Liverpool. The announcement is expected by mid-January.

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Greece: These are the titles of the 7 shortlisted songs for Eurovision 2023!

The titles of the 7 shortlisted songs have been announced today by the Greek Public Broadcaster ERT. One of these will represent Greece at Eurovision 2023.

The titles are:

  • Antonia Kaouri & Maria Maragkou – Shout Out! 
  • Konstantina Iosifidou – We are Young
  • Klavdia – Holy Water
  • Leon of Athens – Somewhere to Go
  • Melissa Mantzoukis – Liar
  • Monika – I’ m Proud
  • Victor Vernicos – What They Say

The Greek entry for Eurovision 2023 will be selected by a combined vote of a demoscopic jury counting for 50,6% and a professional jury counting for 49,4%, a voting pattern similar to the new system which was announced a few months ago by EBU, to be used at the Grand Final of Eurovision 2023.

Don’t miss our YouTube live at 20.00 Greek Time, where we’ll be talking all about everything, commenting on today’s announcements and the voting process of the public committee!


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Greece: The 7 artists of ERT’s shortlist have been revealed!

After the completion of the voting of the public committee – demoscopic jury, the names of the seven artists who remain in the running to represent Greece at Eurovision 2023 were revealed! These are four female and two male solo artists as well as a female duet!

Who are the 7  shortlisted artists?

ERT’s seven-member panel of experts selected the seven songs which were evaluated today by the 70-member demoscopic jury. The lucky eurofans, who were randomly selected by an electronic draw among approximately 3,000 applicants, had the opportunity to listen to the seven songs, one of which is the 43rd Greek entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. Immediately after the voting was over, ERT, in order to prevent any leaks, revealed the names of the seven artists who are in the final phase of the selection process.

But let’s see in detail who are the seven artists who are still hoping to represent Greece in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool next May!

(The names are in alphabetical order)

Konstantina Iosifidou

The young singer-songwriter Konstantina Iosifidou, who is part of the Final Touch record label (label of Walnut entertainment), submitted her proposal for Greece’s participation in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest to ERT. Her song is an English pop-rock ballad with lyrics and music by her. It is an anthem for the joy of life, love and freedom of youth.

Konstantina Iosifidou is 22 years old and became known through her participation in The Voice of Greece in 2018 in the team of Panos Mouzourakis. In 2022, the young and talented Konstantina made her recording debut with the song ‘Let you go‘.

Antonia Kaouri & Maria Maragkou

One of the surprises of this year’s shortlist is the female duo of Antonia Kaouri and Maria Maragkou. Apart from her solo entry, Antonia Kaouri also submitted a duet with Maria Maragou, which managed to make it to the final selection phase.

You have been reading about Antonia Kaouri for quite some time on Eurovisionfun, and she was one of our suggestions this summer. Antonia has released two singles since her participation in The Voice of Greece. Kostis Maraveyas described her as one of the best young pop artists of Greece. Antonia is signed by MINOS EMI.

Maria Maragkou is an actress, but she loves singing just as much. Her origin is from the island of Syros, and as you will see, apart from a very beautiful voice, she has a unique look. Undoubtedly, this is a female duet that would not remain unnoticed.


Klavdia Papadopoulou is yet another artist who gained recognition in The Voice of Greece. Klavdia’s submission, with her very special voice and the signature of the ARCADE songwriting and production team, managed to qualify for the final selection phase.

The song she submitted to ERT is an English melodic slow ballad with a build-up, adressing important social issues. The song showcases the young singer’s powerful voice and features emotional explosions. Klavdia is one of PANIK Records‘ proposals.

Leon of Athens

Another one of our summer proposals that shows up in the final shortlist of ERT is Timoleon Veremis aka Leon of Athens. The successful songwriter, who already has Eurovision experience, since he is one of the creators of Greece’s 2019 entry with Katerine Douska, wants to return as a performer this time around.

The creator of the song is himself, together with David Sneddon, and if we could describe his entry we would say that it is a happy uptempo song, with 80s vibes, reminiscent of Harry Styles’ latest releases. The lyrics of the song are in English. Leon of Athens is the proposal of Cobalt Music.

Melissa Mantzoukis

The finalist of German Pop Idol, Melissa Mantzoukis was another one of Eurovisionfun’s suggestions last summer for the Greek representation at Eurovision 2023.

Melissa’s proposal includes a song, written by a team of Greek and Dutch songwriters. Melissa recorded it this summer in Greece during her summer holidays. It is a modern pop dance track, which could easily be played in all the clubs. The song is a female emprowerment anthem, adressing the issue of how each modern woman has to find the confidence and protect herself from all the toxic and offensive behaviors she faces.


One of the surprises of this year’s Greek Eurovision selection process was the participation of Monika. Monica Christodoulou aka Monica or Monika is undoubtedly one of the biggest names taking part.

She and her team put a lot of thought into the song they submitted. It wasn’t the only one, as they submitted a total of three songs, one of which made it to the final shortlist. Her entry is a mid tempo track in her unique musical style and has English lyrics. Royal Music is the record label that signs her entry.

Victor Vernicos

Victor Vernicos Jorgensen is the youngest participant of this year’s selection process, as he is only 16 years old. Despite his young age, his remarkable talent led him to the final shortlist.

Victor writes, arranges and produces his songs himself.  That was the case with the song he submitted to ERT. His song is an English ballad and can be described as very emotional and powerful. It’s a song that wouldn’t be out of place in a Scandinavian National Final, which is not surprising considering Victor also has Danish roots. Victor Vernicos is a proposal of PANIK Records.

What’s next?

After the completion of the voting by the demoscopic jury, the shortlisted artists will meet privately with the 7-member panel of experts and the ERT management.

The artists and their teams will get to present their plans and vision for their participation, if they are selected. The professional team who will accompany them in Liverpool, their plans for directing and staging, promotion etc will be discussed. These meetings are very important, as last year they played a pivotal role in the selection of Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord and Die Together.

After the completion of the meetings, the ERT panel – expert’s jury will convene again to give their own rating. The final result will be decided by the public – demoscopic jury’s rating (50.6%) and the expert jury’s rating (49.4%), the same way the results of Eurovision 2023 final will be determined.

A final decision and announcement of the artist and the song that will represent Greece in the upcoming song contest is expected by mid-January.

Who will get to fly the Greek flag in Liverpool? Tell us in the comments below!

We would like to wish all 7 (+1, as we have a duet) artists good luck! May the best song win and he, she or they bring us the best result in Liverpool!

Congratulations to each and every one the artists who continue to hope for the Greek representation, and to all those who submitted entries but weren’t chosen to be in the shortlist.

Don’t miss our YouTube live at 20.00 CET, where we’ll be talking all about everything, commenting on today’s announcements and the voting process of the public committee!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for real-time developments about Greece in Eurovision 2023!

Greece: Klavdia submitted her proposal to ERT | EXCLUSIVE

Klavdia submitted her complete proposal to ERT, in order to claim the Greek representation in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, confirming what we exclusively revealed back in the summer.

What does Klavdia’s proposal include?

Klavdia’s proposal includes a melodic, slow ballad, with fluctuations and modulations. The song showcases the young singer’s powerful vocals, in a ballad scattered with emotional outbursts.

The song is written by ARCADE (Greece 2020 and 2021), and it has strong religious elements.

Who is Klavdia?

The 20-year-old  Klavdia rose to fame through her participation in The Voice of Greece in 2018. Klavdia is a special artist with an ethereal voice. She very recently made her record debut, with the song “Lonely Heart” (released, together with a music video by Arcade Music and Panik Records).

She was introduced to the general public four years ago, as a contestant in “The Voice“, where she reached the show’s final, with Elena Paparizou being her coach. Klavdia impressed the judges and the audience with her amazing vocals. In the following years, she continues to “enchant” with her live performances.

Among other things, she appeared alongside the great Dionysis Savvopoulos, as well as Good Job Nicky at the “Summer Nostos Festival”.Lonely Heart” is an ethnic pop dance track, which stands out from the first listen. The music was written by the creative team of Arcade, which is behind many great hits and Pantelis Loupasakis (Pade). The lyrics of the song were written by Arcade.

Listen to her first single below:

Would you like to see Klavdia representing Greece at Eurovision 2023? Tell us in the comments below!

Don’t miss our Live on YouTube on Sunday at 12pm, right after the end of ERT’s submission window for Eurovision 2023, where we will discuss all the entries, but also reveal many hitherto unknown details.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding the Greek participation at Eurovision 2023!


Evangelia: “I’m sending in a song for Eurovision 2023”!

As we have already revealed, the Greek artists’ interest in participating in Eurovision 2023 is particularly strong! And while the first rumours have already begun to spread, we already have the first official confirmation from none other than Evangelia, a promising young artist who came into vogue the last couple of years!

Evangelia, whose music fuses Greek folk sounds, with (mostly American) pop elements, has already pulled of hits, such as “Páme Páme”, “Fotiá”, and “Ónira”. Also, the new video clip for her song, “Paradise”, was recently released.

The singer, who grew up in New Jersey, USA, and is originally from Crete, said in an Instagram live on her personal account, talking to Adem Kavaz (a Turkish Cypriot Eurovision fan) that she “wants to represent Greece or Cyprus in ESC” and “she will submit a song for Eurovision 2023”.


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The Instagram video is not available, but it will be published soon on Adem Kavaz’s blog and youtube channel .

It is not the first time that Evangelia will seek to take part in ESC, since last year she reportedly submitted three songs, (one of which was “Ónira”), to represent Greece, which, however, did not go through the second stage of evaluation by the selection committee. Evangelia also sought to represent Cyprus in the 2022 ESC.

Would you like to see Evangelia at Eurovision 2023? Stay tuned for any updates!