While various sites have reported that Katerine Duska has been chosen as Greece’s representative to Tel Aviv, ERT director of international relations Maria Koufopoulou asks people to have patience and focuses on the song.
“It will be a song that will make us dance and make us proud as a country”
After failing to qualify last year with more traditional, ethnic song, it seems that ERT is looking for more European sound this year. The song is geared to be more pop and sung in other language than Greek.
Maria Koufopoulou also states that the artist should be experienced and to be able to stand on the international stage.
For the final selection there are some specifications. The artist should be experienced and able to stand on an international stage. It is a championship in which we want to participate with someone who will have these characteristics. And we also want to like them!
Will it be Katerine Duska?
Recently many sites have reported that ERT has chosen Katerine Duska as their representative for 2019. The Greek broadcaster hasn’t officially confirmed this.
According to Ethnos, the final decision will be made later this week. The record companies will not get involved this year at the artist’s choice, as in recent years.
The committee to choose the artist includes composer Dimitri Papadimitriou, music producer Adam Petros, journalist Fotis Apergi, music producer Gianni Petridi, ERT’s director of international relations Maria Koufopoulou and ERT’s head of European & International affairs Sofia Dranido.
Maria Koufopolou reminds that the final deadline is on March 11th and until then, nothing binds them to anything.
Who is Katerine Duska?
Katerine Duska was born and raised in Montreal. She started composing music when she was a teenager. She moved with her family to Greece, where she studied law at the University of Athens. Her 2015 album “Embodiment” featured singles “One in a Million” and “Won’t Leave”.
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