ERT’s announcement for the artist to represent Greece at the upcoming Eurovision 2020 is now a matter of days, as almost all procedural / legal issues have been resolved.
Our Eurovision partners at EurovisionFun had recently been in contact with the Greek Head of Delegation and Director of ERT International Relations, Maria Koufopoulou. In regards to when the official announcement of the broadcast will occur, Maria said:
We hope that by early February we will be ready for the announcement!Maria Koufopoulou, Head of Greek Delegation of Eurovision.
Ms Koufopoulou’s statement also confirms our earlier report on ERT’s announcement about the artist who will represent Greece in Rotterdam, and according to EurovisionFun who is in close contact with Greek broadcaster, all procedural and legal issues are almost resolved, plus the song which has been recorded and finalized.
The song is described as a dance-pop song with a rap beat, but incoporates the Greek sound in it’s instrumentation as it includes musical instruments such as the continental bagpipe, the zurnas and the violin.
As mentioned earlier in a series of articles, the Greek flag at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest will be raised by Stefania with a song by Dimitris Kontopoulos / ARCADE, and lyrics by Sharon Vaughn, directed by Fokos Evangelinos.
Who is Stefania Liberakakis?
Stefania Liberakakis, also known simply as Stefania, is a Greek–Dutch 18 year old singer, actress, voice actress and YouTuber. She is a former member of the girl group Kisses that represented the Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016. She also starred in the Dutch TV-series Brugklas.
Presentation of the song
After the official announcement of the singer at the beginning of February, the song is expected to be released soon. The video clip will be made in public for the first time through ERT’s special Eurovision broadcast, hosted by Michael Marino, in late February or early March.
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