Until Eurovision 2016, Greece was one of the few countries that maintained a perfect 100% qualification record from the semi-finals. But this year Argo failed to reach the final with “Utopian Land”, leaving a nation of Eurofans mourning. The devastating result forced ERT, Greece’s national broadcaster, to hit reboot and adopt a totally different approach. And now it seems that the first step has been taken.

Epsilon TV reports that the broadcaster is in talks with Demy — real name Dimitra Papadea — to sing at Eurovision 2017. The news follows years of rumours, which ERT has consistently denied, that Demy was poised to sing at the contest.

The site also reports that the network has approached noted songwriter and producer Dimitris Kontopoulos and Eurovision stage direction whiz Fokas Evaggelinos. And Demy herself has confirmed that she wants to take on the project.

“The truth is that we haven’t had an official discussion to take the decision yet. As I’ve collaborated with both men in the past and we’re close to each other, we’ve admitted that we want to do this. I kept saying that I’m not ready, and I won’t do it unless I’m feeling ready and the time is right. I do want a good team to take the task. It would be a honour to me.”

Demy also said that she would love a song containing both English and Greek lyrics. Lady can werk that tongue!

The talented artist is a favourite of every Greek Eurofan — and the team at wiwibloggs.

She has represented Greece twice at wiwivision, coming 20th in the grand final last year with “Rodino Oneiro”.

Dimitris Kontopoulos and Fokas Evaggelinos

In case you don’t know, these two men are among Greece’s brightest exports to Eurovision.

Mr Kontopoulos has composed many hits, including Farid Mammadov’s “Hold Me” and Sakis Rouvas’ “This Is Our Night”, and he produced Ani Lorak’s “Shady Lady”.

In 2016, he and Phillip Kirkorov composed “You Are The Only One”, the Russian entry that went on to win the televote at Eurovision. He has said publicly that Demy could win the whole contest.

Fokas Evaggelinos is one of the most successful directors at Eurovision. He oversaw Eurovision 2006 in Athens, as well as the stage direction for some of the most memorable Eurovision songs ever: “My Number One”, “Shake It”, “Believe Me”, “Shady Lady”, “This Is Our Night” and “My Only One”.

What do you think? Could Demy get Greece back in the game? Tell us in the comments section below!

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AngieP
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AngieP

I am really really really (I could put more) happy with the news! Demy is beautiful and with a beautiful voice! We really like her songs here in Greece! Sounds promising that Dimitris Kontopoulos and Fokas Evaggelinos will probably be in the team, because if these three people collaborate, the result can’t be bad. Really hope we will come back to the top 10!

Zebb
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Zebb

eh, so that name Fokas I should say when I was complaining about how typical were Shady Lady and U’re My Only One 😀

Möhrant
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Möhrant

Love the idea of a talented artist singing a bilingual song for one of Eurovision’s stronger nations (Argo excluded). Could do very well for Greece. 😀

Andreas Kostis
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Andreas Kostis

Thank God they changed the person in charge. We will finaly be in the top 10 or even in top 5 if the song is great.

ps: Reply to my message on facebook with a thank for informing.

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esc 2016

Demy will duet with Poli Genova tonight!!

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

HEY!! Did I miss something? Did someone on the English side resign after losing to Iceland?

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

If the song they present is anything like “Rodino Oneiro”, They will find themselves back in the top 10.

Off-topic: First the Brexit; now the exit. What a disaster I saw at Euro 2016. Heads are surely to roll like bowling balls for English football. But for Iceland, after their shocking exit from the ESC, something to really cheer about, because nothing beats football.

That’s the good news. The bad news: They play France next. :-O

esc1234
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esc1234

If it happens, Greece is back in top 10.

beccaboo1212
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That’s not a bad idea! Demy’s a brilliant singer, and she can easily reach the Top 5. 🙂

Ern
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Ern

She’s a pretty girl with a good enough voice. Also, her English accent is good. She won’t be singing English lyrics with a heavy Greek accent.

This may actually get Greece back into the top 10.

Xepher
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Xepher

If Greece won in 2017 it would be a nightmare for them to host it LOL

Kinder
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Kinder

Omg still the same. Freaky Fortune again pls, we dont wanna other typical dance pop female song. It will be 2017!

Paul D
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Paul D

As long as she’s a good singer I’m fine with this choice

Irene
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Irene

Yes!! I have been waiting for Demy to represent Greece for a very long time.

Ben Rafter
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Ben Rafter

Well idc tbh who it is as long as the song is good.

Jr esc nl
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Jr esc nl

Well this sounds promising!

karminowe.usta
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karminowe.usta

Demy has a good vocal, two Greek composers created great hits. I love Sergey` s song. I can`t stop listen it:)

Justin K.
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Hopefully as a team, they’d work really well together! On paper, this looks like a deadly combination…

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esc 2016

Greece will come back in top-10!!!

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@DenizNL
You will see her and with a billingual song as she said in an interview!

D
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D

I’d rather Eleni Foureira but Demy will probably do well also.

DenizNL
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DenizNL

I just listened to some of her stuff and I would absolutely love to see Demy for Greece next year.