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ERT confirms participation in Eurovision 2018

Greece is the latest country to confirm its participation in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest that will take place in Lisbon! Greece marks the 30th country to confirm participation in the 2018 contest.
On 31 August 2017, following a change in the management board, ERT approved approved the country’s participation in the contest. However, the broadcaster still hasn’t revealed anything regarding the selection process.

Greece in Eurovision

Greece debuted in 1974 and has since participated in the majority of the contests. 2018 will mark the country’s 39th appearance in the contest. Throughout the competition, the country managed to become one of the most successful countries in the competition. Their results include one victory and seventeen other top 10 places. Greece has always qualified to the final since 2004 (well, except in 2016).
However, since 2015, the country placed 19th twice, 20th once and failed to qualify once. That might mean that the country should look for a new way to select their entry. Perhaps the country should select their entry internally? Eleni Foureira has already expressed her interest to represent the country, so maybe she’s the one for Greece?
Last year, Demy represented the country with “This Is Love”. The song was chosen through a national selection where Demy performed three songs, all composed by Dimitris Kontopoulos. “This Is Love” qualified it to the final where it placed 19th with 77 points.

Are you happy to see Greece confirming their participation? What did you think of their 2017 entry? Who do you want to see representing Greece next year? Should Greece change their selection process this time?
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Dimitris Ioannou

I'm Dimitris, from Cyprus. Eurovision has been a big part of my life for so long now. My first memories of the contest go back to 2005, which was a special year as Greece had won with Helena Paparizou. But 2009 was truly the first year I became a die-hard Eurofan, which is why that year holds a special place in my heart.

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