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Amanda Georgiadis will represent Greece in Eurovision 2022

During today’s edition of live magazine show #Studio4ERT, Greece revealed its representative for Turin: Amanda Georgiadis. The announcement was made by Greece’s 2021 representative, Stefania Lyberakaki. In September, ERT announced an open call for songs and only last month confirmed that five artists were in contention of receiving the ticket to Turin.

Who is Amanda Georgiadis?

Announced as Amanda Georgiadis on ERT, the singer also goes by Amanda Tenfjord. This is because she is Norwegian as well as Greek. She is 24 years old and studied medicine before getting signed to a record label. Amanda lives in Norway and is of Greek heritage, and already shared in October that she was interested in submitting a song to ERT. According to her social media, this song is an emotional ballad.

There is no other information about Amanda’s song yet.

Other artists who were shortlisted to represent Greece were:

  • Elias Kozas
  • Good Job Nicky
  • Joanna Drigo
  • Lou Is

Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhZhJFp0vVw&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=EurovisionSongContest

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Bente van Leijden

I have watched Eurovision every year since 2009, and have become actively involved in the fan culture since 2016! My favourite genre in Eurovision tends to be rock, but I am not opposed to pop songs or ballads at all. If the song is good, I will like it :) As an Amsterdam native, I am very lucky to visit Eurovision in Concert each year. In 2021, I was even lucky enough to attend 5 Eurovision shows in Rotterdam!

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