One week ago people were convinced that Greece would not take part in the 59th Eurovision Song Contest. However, the landscape continues to shift and now DT/NERIT seems sure of their participation.

DT APPLIES TO BECOME A EBU MEMBER

According to Bloomberg Greece, the interim television network in Greece will apply to become part of the EBU in a few days. Participation was discussed in a meeting that included the CEO of NERIT as well as the special administrator of the now defunct ERT. The people who attented the meeting agreed that DT can take over Eurovision as long as it collects the required sum of money, which will be lower than 350,000 euros for the period it broadcasts, until NERIT replaces it.

WHO WILL REPRESENT GREECE?

Every year, we all wonder aloud who will represent Greece at ESC. This year the talented pop singer Demy is one of the most popular possible representatives. Even Greek Eurovision legend Helena Paparizou supports her. Moreover, Kostas Martakis and the sexy pop singer Eleni Foureira have said they are interested in representing Greece.

Billy Xifaras contributed this report from Greece. Follow him on Twitter at @bill_xifaras. You can also keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the entire team from wiwibloggs on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Hera
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Hera

i have no idea where YOU are from dear Charles, but judging from your posh, moldy, shit-under-the-nose piece of text, that also suits your name perfectly, I would assume you are British (and if you are not… well you sound like one!!). First of all I would ask you to consider the “core” meaning of eurovision, which is “a circus to make money and work on our international political “friendships”, for money “; it is not a song contest since all countries vote according to their political preferences and it is not EUROvision from the very minute that we allowed… Read more »

Charles
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Charles

I will agree on this “Every country sooner or later realises that Eurovision needs diversity…” but then comes a constant problem: lack of musical quality! But who cares? … even the biggest piece of rubbish always makes fans go crazy and get all the popularity needed to get votes. Eurovision at his best … applause, applause, applause. Turkey gave up … because the popularity they get out of their ethno-rubbish would not give them another victory when the juries returned … self-conscious much of their lack of quality? Pretty much! If only they really bothered to focus on what they… Read more »

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Greece has sended all these ethno-pop songs because she achieved top 3 places with them. In 2012, Aphrodisiac came 17th and she’s done with that kind of songs. There’s not only Greece who has sended similar songs. Serbia has sent either folk ballads, either folk pop. Russia usually goes with ”pieceful” ballads that have a dream of changing the world (2008, 2013), Turkey sends either folk pop either folk rock (2003, 04, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12). So it’s not only Greece. Every country sooner or later realisies that Eurovision need diversity and not the same thing every… Read more »

Charles
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Charles

Greece, the eternally “feel sorry for” child of Eurovision … even with no penny in the pockets, everybody wants them to play the clown role at Eurovision just to make sure that the show aspect of what should be a song contest remains intact and therefore no hardcore esc fan will feel traumatized for the rest of their lives if Greece is not there. It’s enough that Turkey is no longer there … but thank God I have 30 something other countries whose musical intentions in the contest sound and look more believable to my ears. Not in the mood… Read more »