Lisbon 2018

Five national final acts for Greece revealed?

According to INFE Greece, the Greek broadcaster ERT has narrowed down the 20 submitted entries, sent from record companies across the country, to five finalists. These finalists will compete in the Greek national final, where they will hope to win the right of representing Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

The 5 finalists for the Greek national final

The following five acts are reported to have been picked by ERT’s jury:
Tony Vlachos with the song “Baila Jazz”  –  Submitted by record company Spider Music

Areti Ketime with the song “Don’t Forget the Sun” by Spicy Music

Gianna Terzi with the song “To Oniro mou” (“My Dream”) by Panik Records

The folkloric ethno group Horostalites with the song “Apo tin Thraki os tin Kriti” (“From Thrace to Crete”) by Spider Music

Duo Fina with “Idio tempo” by Records on Top

Following remaining known submitted acts have been eliminated by the appointed jury and did not go through:
Panagiotis Tsakalatos
Vasiliki Stefanou
Stero Soul ft. DJ Koncept
Giannis Moraïtis
Dimitris Kiklis
Giannis Dimitras (Greek representative from 1981)
Christina Salti
Kyriaki Derembey ft. Lava
Vangelis Panatos
Tania Breazou
The special appointed committee by ERT consisted by the following jury members:
Simeonidis Anastasiou (conductor), Petros Dourdoumbakis (song writer, radio producer), Dimitris Kristakis (conductor), Kostas Alexis, Andreas Pilarinos (conductor), Giannis Spyropoulos (anchor) and Pantazis Tsaras (radio producer).
According to previous announcements of ERT, the final selection of the Greek representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, will be selected solely by televote. However, the date and venue for the Greek national final will be announced at a later stage, as well as the opportunity to listen to the five candidate songs.
Bellow you can listen to one of Areti Ketime’s most known songs “Dysi kai Anatoli” (“West and East”)

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