Kyiv 2017

Greece: Demy presents new and final version of ‘This Is Love’

Just one week ago, Greece selected This Is Love as Demy’s entry for Kyiv. The song competed against two others in a national final. Both Greek televoters and international Greek diaspora juries together overwhelming selected the dance song as the winner.

Already popular in Greece

While the song has already gone on to become very popular in Greece, it was met with a mixed reaction from Eurovision fans online. A few days ago, the official music video was uploaded to and then swiftly removed from the official Eurovision YouTube channel. Furthermore, the channel revealed that a new version would be uploaded shortly. As a result, this immediately prompted speculation that Greece would make changes to their entry prior to the deadline for entries tomorrow. Indeed, this has turned out to be the case.

Changes to lyrics and production

In the last couple of hours, Demy’s record label Panik Records have uploaded the music video for a brand new version of This Is Love. Only small changes have been made. Most notably, the lyrics to the chorus have been changed. For example “rain falls from above” is now “reaching out for the stars”. Furthermore the production in the chorus and the subsequent breakdown following the first chorus has received some subtle changes, giving these parts of the song extra power compared to before. Watch and listen to the new version below!

What do you think of the changes to the Greek entry for 2017? Do you think it is what Demy needed to challenge for a top 10 spot in the final? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and via our social media pages @escXtra!

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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