Fresh from their best result at Eurovision since 2013, it was reported earlier this year that Greece’s ERT will commence their preparations for next year’s contest in October. Having confirmed their participation, the broadcaster has now announced a call for proposals from record labels.
ERT, Greece’s public broadcaster, has announced an open call for proposals for Eurovision 2022. Previously, it was reported that preparations for next year’s contest in October. With October now around the corner, it seems unlikely that a national final will commence next year. The slated deadline for proposals is October 10.
Each proposal should be complete: that is, it should include a performer or a group with a maximum of six members, according to the regulations, as well as one-to-three songs, which have not been released or presented to date either in Greece or abroad (whole or in part). The selection of the participation will also take into account any artistic group accompanying the performer and ideas (concept) for the promotion and presentation of the song.Statement from ERT’s Department for International Relations
Greece at Eurovision 2021
Stefania had been selected internally to represent Greece at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. She was due to perform “SUPERG!RL” in the first half of semi-final two. However, following the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, ERT released a press statement to express their intentions to continue their cooperation with Stefania. In December, it was confirmed that her entry would be internally selected again.
In March, ERT released “Last Dance”, Stefania’s entry for the 2021 contest. From the offset, it was clear that they were aiming to bring Greece back to the left-hand side of the scoreboard for the first time since 2013. Before rehearsals started, Dutch media teased that Stefania’s staging will include elements never seen before on the Eurovision stage.
Open rehearsals in Rotterdam later revealed that this staging involved ambitiously choreographed use of green screen. Evidently, this worked well for Stefania, who placed 10th in the Grand Final with 170 points, Greece’s highest placing since 2013.
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