The next country to reveal their spokesperson for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is Greece. Broadcaster ERT have managed to get heavy metal guitarist Gus G for the job.
A fiery wind in Tel Aviv
Gus G is a Greek heavy metal guitarist from Thessaloniki. He was born there as Konstantinos Karamitroudis. The now 38 year old first picked up a guitar when he was just ten years old. Later in life, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
He is most famous for his work with his own band Firewind. The band has so far released eight studio albums and has worked together with various singers, including former Melodifestivalen entrant Elize Ryd of Amaranthe. Gus G has also worked with several other bands and featured on Ozzy Osbourne’s 2010 album “Scream” as lead guitarist. Karamitroudis also released his third solo album in 2018, titled “Fearless”.
Gus G has stated on his social media accounts that he is very excited to be the Greek spokesperson in Tel Aviv. You can see his statement here:
A new wind in Athens
It all looks like Greece are taking a whole new approach to the Eurovision Song Contest this year. Steering away from typically Greek entries, which have not brought them the results they desire lately, they selected Canadian-Greek singer Katerine Duska for the upcoming contest, where she will perform “Better Love”.
Aside from their entrant, ERT have also decided to bring back their preview shows. Both shows of Prin To Kokkino Chali will air on ERT2 and will be hosted by Maria Kozakou and Giorgos Kapoutzidis. The same duo will also return to the commentary booth.