The ongoing saga of Greece‘s selection process for Eurovision 2017 has taken one further twist. Greek media is reporting that broadcaster ERT has internally selected the singer Demy as its act for Kyiv. Her song will be chosen by the public in a national final.
Last week media reported that ERT had asked both Demy and the duo Stereo Soul to submit songs for selection ahead of a national final in February.
But it looks like it was Demy who won over ERT. OGAE Greece has reported that Demy has been working with Greece’s dream team of songwriter Dimitris Kontopoulos and choreographer Fokas Evangelinos. The pair have been behind many successful Eurovision entries, and most recently were part of the team behind Sergey Lazarev’s “You Are the Only One” performance.
Demy has three English language songs which she will reportedly perform at a national final in February. The winning song will be selected by 100% televote.
A repeat of 2009?
Greece previously used an internally selected artist with a publicly chosen song in 2009. Greek star Sakis Rouvas was selected by the broadcaster. He performed three songs at the national final, but it was “This Is Our Night” that won with 81% of the vote. “This Is Our Night” was also co-written by Kontopoulos and choreographed by Evangelinos.
It went to place seventh at Eurovision, one of Greece’s best results in the past decade. After Argo gave Greek its first ever non-qualification, ERT will be eager to get a place back in the finals.
What do you think? Can Demy get Greece back into the grand final? Can the Greek dream team work their magic again? Let us know in the comments section below!