It’s the national final that’s being put together piece by piece, and now it seems more information has come out about Greece‘s national final. Songwriter Dimitris Kontopoulos has revealed that Demy’s three songs will be revealed to the public on 10 March.

INFE Greece reports that in a Q&A session with journalist Lampros Konstantaras, Kontopoulos was asked when the songs would be released. He confirmed the songs would be revealed to the public on Friday 10 March.

But does that mean the national final will also be held on that date? When asked, Kontopoulos would only say that the songs would be presented on that date.

The deadline for entries for Eurovision 2017 is two days later, on 12 March. So if the national final is going to be held after 10 March, it doesn’t leave them much time.

Also deciding that weekend will be Iceland, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. They will all hold their national finals on Saturday 11th. Deciding this late also means there’s no time to revamp the selected song — but countries like Greece and Sweden have not traditionally be revampers.

In mid January it was confirmed that singer Demy would represent Greece at Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv. Her song will be selected at a national final, where the Greek public will vote for their favourite of three songs.

The songs have been written by Dimitris Kontopoulos and will be staged by Fokas Evangelinos — the “dream team” behind Sergey Lazarev’s “You Are the Only One”, and many other iconic Eurovision performances. Fans are expecting this will put Greece back in the grand final, after last year’s shock non-qualification.

Meanwhile, Demy shared a short video of the ERT String Ensemble recording a very dramatic piece of music. She wrote that it was “such an honor having the ERT String Ensemble participate in our 3 Eurovision songs”. This may be the first hint of how one of Demy’s songs will sound. It offers a far more bold and dramatic feeling than many of the ballads selected so far by other countries.

What do you think? Should Greece have their national final so close to the deadline? Share your thoughts below!

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Peter
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Peter

UPDATE THE FINAL ?? March 6
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http://ogaegreece.com/archives/39379

AngieP
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AngieP

The truth is I expected the songs a bit earlier. I don’t think we’ll hear the songs on March 10th, probably the national final will be held this day. I believe the songs will be revealed earlier, I suppose a week before.
After last year, it seems we were shaken by the outcome and took it seriously this time. Glad for that!
Hope for the best! Back to the final!

Andy
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Andy

No, he meant the 10th of March. I just hope that we won’t hear the songs for the first time the day of the final… By the way, I don’t think that a song can’t be revamped even after the deadline. Remember Turkey in 2003? Have the rules changed since?

Zuzu
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Zuzu

This piece of sound makes me REALLY excited for the songs! Can’t wait!!!

Vlad
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Vlad

“You are the only one” is the biggest hit Lazarev ever had and one the biggest hits in Russia for 2016.
Number 2 in the annual iTunes chart, number 1 for weeks in all major radio stations , top 10 in the annual airplay chart etc.
So I assume that if Demy has a similar song she will do as well as Lazarev did.

Zebb
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Zebb

Kontopoulos-Evangelinos-fest 🙂 Let’s see if they can overcome recycled ‘number one’ ‘my number one’ served by light/led/prj boxes. Hmm…. something is telling me they won’t after last year but just reuse 2008’s Ani Lorak recipe. I think it was a bit different from Paparizou and Lazarev’s line, lyrically, so the time has come 😀

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Praying for 3 great songs. No dated and generic stuff that will mostly rely on the performance and neighbors for the points like Russia 2016, thank yo.

NickyB
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NickyB

Russia has an awesome song last year and I really hope that Demy will have something similar. If she has she is going to be in top 5 for sure

Milla
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Milla

Probobly songs that will feel a bit dated like Russia’s last year. And look how that went.. Catchy but dated and over-the-top performance.

fikri
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fikri

can’t wait to hear it! dmitris is by far my favourite composer in eurovision… thomas g:son who?

esc now
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esc now

Possibly the national final will also be on 10 because they have not got many days after that.
On 12 of March all countries should have their songs ready

Andreey
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Andreey

The Eurovision Dream team (Kontopoulos/Fokas) is hungry and thirsty for the win…especially after last year’s results with Russia. I think this year they will make it. Good luck Greece! Love u!

blondboybc
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blondboybc

@bulgariastan: if you check the article link above, it says March 10, not February 10. 🙂

bulgariastan
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bulgariastan

I’m thinking maybe he meant February 10?