In what has already turned out to be one of the hottest topics of the Eurovision 2017 season, Greece’s selection now seems to be much clearer. Greek news website NewsIT report that ERT have asked both Demy and Stereo Soul to submit songs for selection, ahead of a national final in February.
It would be a straight battle between the two acts, who have been asked to prepare two songs each. ERT are believed to have selected the acts based off of conversations with record labels. Both acts have also indicated their willingness to go to Eurovision as well, so it seems likely that they’ll take the offer up. If one act pulls out though, then we’ll probably know for sure who Greece’s representative is!
Demy has been a long time favourites of ours to fly the Greek flag, as well as heavily featuring in rumours. Back in December, we talked about Demy’s open interest in Eurovision. There’s also the hints that she may indeed be working with Dimitris Kontopoulos, composer of Sergey Lazarev’s “You Are The Only One” amongst others. Just last week, Demy’s bid for Eurovision also got the support of former Greek representative Kalomira on Instagram as well.
About Stereo Soul
Stereo Soul come as more of a surprise candidate, but as the above video shows, they have Eurovision pedigree. The duo (made up of UK-born Bradley White-Dale and Panagiotis Pallis) were finalists on the 2016 edition of X Factor Greece. It was during the final of the contest that they performed a duet with ESC winner, Helena Paparizou. The band released some new material at the end of the year, whilst their Facebook page shows how busy they’ve been touring around Greece.
We’ll know more soon hopefully as to the exact format of this national final and just what songs have been submitted by the acts. What’s clear is that ERT have definitely been listening to public reception. Choosing either act would be a definite step change from last year’s Greek entry, Argo. Y’all, Greece could be back in the game in 2017!
Are you excited for Demy or Stereo Soul to go to Eurovision? Who would you choose as the Greek representative? Let us know in the comments section below!