For the first time since 2004, Greece’s state broadcaster has decided to select its representative(s) internally. And they’re doing it without the help of MAD TV, following three years of the not-so-successful national final Eurosong – a MAD show. Rumours that big-name artists like Eleni Foureira and Mariza Rizou would sing for the country have already been debunked, leaving us to wait for some details to emerge about the artist and song. Well that moment has finally arrived as ERT’s boss Mr. Dionisis Tsaknis has sounded off…
Tsaknis has been running the Eurovision song selection himself — because apparently running the national broadcaster doesn’t keep him busy — and it seems that he has come up with an interesting number. Here is what he said to Newsit:
The song has strong ethnic and Balkan sounds, but not in a traditional way. It’s an exciting song in Greek, bringing the country’s own identity to the contest. The lyrics will refer to the refugee crisis and the financial difficulties we are facing, but the song is really happy and upbeat.
The artists that will perform the song in Stockholm are not well known, but they’re talented musicians. It is expected that they will carry out Greece’s representation in a very professional way.
Paint us happy. Going by Mr. Tsaknis’ words, the song could turn out to be really exciting. It depicts the reality in Greece, but in an upbeat, potentially optimistic way. Wait, didn’t that happen before?
Yep, in 2013. And the result was sixth place!
What do you think? Is does this song description sound like a winner? Tell us in the comments below!