Over the past few weeks, the process of selecting Greece’s next Eurovision act has become one of the hottest races of the season, much like Cyprus’ tender for Eurovision 2021 last summer. With the October 10 deadline passed, the next stage of preparations have begun, with ERT aiming to select their next entry before the end of 2021!
According to Eurovision Fun, there is a palpable excitement at ERT headquarters as the broadcaster’s internal selection process continues. The site has also reported that a total of 25 proposals (40 songs) were received following ERT’s open call to record labels.
Now that the proposals have been received, the next stage of preparations will begin next week.
- From the 40 songs, the broadcaster’s assembled committee are expected to shortlist 3 or 4 contenders.
- The artists behind these songs will be invited to discuss their proposals in more detail.
The report also states that ERT are looking to select their Eurovision 2022 entry before the end of the year, giving them more time to prepare and promote ahead of Turin.
Greece’s Eurovision 2022 process so far
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 announced a call for proposals from record labels back in September.
Since then, the following artists are reported to be among the 25 to submit proposals to the broadcaster:
- Amanda Tenfjord (AKA Amanda Georgiadi) (Fokas Evangelinos collaborator)
- Elias Kozas (Greece 2013)
- Evangelina (Panik Records’ proposal)
- Good Job Nicky (Fokas Evangelinos collaborator)
- Joanne (The Voice of Greece S7 winner)
- Konstantinos Christoforou (Cyprus 1996, 2002, 2005)
Although Kalomira (Eurovision 2008) had been tipped to submit an entry, it has recently transpired that she did not go ahead with her proposal to ERT. However, considering her previous involvement in talks to represent Cyprus, her comeback journey may not be over just yet…
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