Over the past few months rumours have swirled that Greece’s ERT wants to choose its Eurovision 2016 act internally. And now even more evidence is mounting to suggest the theory is true.
ERT, the Greek public broadcaster, began its search for the Eurovision 2016 artist shortly after confirming participation. Many artists have been asked to sing for Greece — and many of them have said no. Among the new names that have emerged is Eleonora Zouganeli, a famous Greek diva with a beautiful voice. ERT seems to have contacted her two times, but unfortunately, she declined. Speaking to wiwibloggs, Eleonora’s manager had this to say:
Thanks for your interest, but Eleonora Zouganeli will not be participating in Eurovision this year.
Eleni Foureira for Eurovision?
There are other artists who are dying to get the Eurovision ticket. One of them is Eleni Foureira, Greece’s “Golden Girl”. Eleni was recently invited on a TV show, where she said that she would be more than happy to represent the country in Stockholm. Unfortunately, she added that ERT is looking for something way different than her in terms of genre and style. Sadly her fans will have to wait for at least another year for their chance to see Eleni at ESC…
ERT is clearly struggling to make a match. Eurovisionary reports that a decision will be taken in the coming days, as Mr Tsaknis, the president of ERT, will reportedly attend a meeting where all the options will be discussed and a decision made. So, as ever, we’re just going to have to wait.
What do you think? Should Eleonora have said yes? Should Eleni have been asked? Let us know below…