Last night, we reported that Kalomira was potentially negotiating a Eurovision comeback with ERT. We have reached out to her management, who have now said that a comeback is not on the cards.
2018 yes, 2019 no
ESCXTRA.com contacted Kalomira’s management to ask them what was true in the reports OGAE Greece published yesterday. The management responded as follows:
No such thing is true. Kalomira was interested in 2018 because it would have been ten years since she last went to Eurovision but couldn’t because of family commitments.Kalomira’s management to ESCXTRA.com
The last statement they made is no news. In an interview of July this year, the 33 year old spoke about her potential Eurovision participation in Tel Aviv. She then said her instinct told her not to do it. The Greek broadcaster eventually decided to send Yianna Terzi to Lisbon.
With Kalomira being out of the picture for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, ERT still have quite a few options open to them. Recent reports also suggested that Georgian born singer Tamta was negotiating a Eurovision adventure. And, as is traditional, former winner Helena Paparizou has also mentioned her interest in a return to the contest.
Greece were a powerhouse in the Eurovision Song Contest in the 2000s, but have fallen behind since then. Two of their last participations ended in a non-qualification. The last time they made the top ten was back in 2013, when Koza Mostra and Agathon Iakovidis came sixth with “Alcohol Is Free”. Kalomira herself was the last one to bring Greece to the top three in the Grand Final, when she sang “Secret Combination” in Belgrade.