It was first believed that the Greek national final would be held in early March, on the 4th or 5th. With less than one week till these dates, it seemed impossible that the interim state channel, DT, would manage to host the show. There had not been an official announcement and there weren’t any advertisements on the telly. According to OGAE Greece, which claims that it has received official confirmation from broadcaster DT, the already delayed national final will now take place on March 11.
In addition, DT, in accordance with MAD TV, has not yet decided on the venue for the show. Gazi Music Hall and Acro Music Hall are rumoured to be their venues of choice. Huge financial difficulties are making “EUROSONG 2014 – a MAD show” an extremely difficult project.
“This time last year we knew who was going to represent Greece in Sweden” seems to be the complaint of choice these days. Everyone is feeling rather insecure about it all, especially since none of the information that’s circulating comes directly from DT headquarters.
But, assuming the show will go on, we do know that Kostas Martakis, Josephine, Freaky Fortune and Kristallia will compete in the national final, hosted by Giorgos Kapoutzides and Despina Vandi, at 20.00 CET on March 11.