After months of speculation and postponing the date of the reveal, the Greek broadcaster ERT has finally announced Katerine Duska as their representative in Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Who is Katerine Duska?
Katerine Duska was born and raised in Montreal. She started composing music when she was a teenager and moved with her family to Greece, where she studied law at the University of Athens.
Her debut album “Embodiment” featured singles “One in a Million” and “Won’t Leave”. Her cover of Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know” has over one million views on YouTube. She is signed to Minos EMI, one of the leading record labels in Greece.
In January the ERT Director of International Relations Maria Koufopoulou told that the broadcaster wanted to go with more European sound in 2019, after failing to qualify with more ethnic entries in 2016 and 2018.
The song is set to be released on March 7th. Katerine’s latest Instagram posts suggest that she has been working on the song together with London-based singer-songwriter Leon Of Athens and producer Phil Cook.
Greece in Eurovision Song Contest
Greece has had a rocky ride in the past couple of years in the contest. Over the past five years, the country has failed to qualify to the final two times. During that time, their highest position in the finals has been 19th.
Katerine Duska is hoping to bring the country back to the final from the first semifinal of the contest in Tel Aviv, on May 14th.
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