Back in August, Greek broadcaster ERT opened submissions for their Eurovision 2023 entry. Interested acts had until October 9 to submit their proposals to the broadcaster. This year, they received over double the number of submissions compared to last year.
Fotis Sergoulopoulos revealed on ERT1’s “Proian se eidon” that a total of 106 songs were submitted to ERT in the hope of representing Greece at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. The number of submissions is over double what they received last year (40).
ERT is said to be extremely satisfied with this year’s interest from the candidates. The next step is for an internal committee at ERT to shortlist and ultimately select Greece’s entry for Liverpool.
According to OGAE Greece, the following artists are said to have submitted songs:
- Antigoni Buxton
- Antonia Kaouri
- Cynthia Verazie
- Harris Rivera
- Jimmy Sion
- Leon of Athens
- Melissa Mantzoukis
- Panagiotis Tsakalakos
- Vasilis Kurtis
ERT stressed the requirement that entries submitted in the hope of representing Greece cannot be also sent to other broadcasters. Previously, artists like Evangelia have stated that they would be submitting songs to both ERT and Cyprus’ CyBC.
Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest
Out of 42 participations to date, Greece has won the Eurovision Song Contest once – in 2005 with Helena Paparizou’s “My Number One”. They have also finished in third place on three occasions (2001, 2004 and 2008).
Earlier this year in Turin, Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord brought Greece its third consecutive qualification and second consecutive top 10 placement. She placed 8th with 215 points.
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