Katerine Duska Greece Eurovision 2018

Formerly a near-perennial top ten finisher, Greece has seen its Eurovision fortunes flag recently. It hasn’t come within a sniff of the upper reaches of the scoreboard since 2013, and in two of the last three contests it has faced the indignity of non-qualification. But change is afoot.

According to the Greek outlet Ethnos, pop is back! And Katerine Duska is potentially the woman charged with restoring the Mediterranean nation’s pride at the contest.

The report is based on a TV appearance by journalist Yiannis Poulopoulos. He claims that broadcaster ERT is on the verge of selecting up-and-coming singer songwriter Katerine Duska. Signed to Minos EMI — whose stable also includes the Georgian-Greek Cypriot Eurovision 2019 singer Tamta — she’ll be tasked with bringing a poppier, more European sound to Israel. The lyrics will apparently be in a foreign language, presumably English.

The TV network is expected to make a final decision imminently.

Who is Katerine Duska?

Born in Montreal, Canada, Katerine Duska currently resides in Athens. Her 2016 debut album Embodiment won over critics with the lead track “Fire Away” featuring prominently in a Nescafe Canada ad campaign.

Her official Facebook profile compares the chanteuse’s style to the “dark sonic timbres” of Lykke Li and Jessie Ware”, while her “trademark soulful rasp” harkens back  to the late Amy Winehouse.

In a Q&A with Cyprus MailDuska reveals that her favourite movies are the Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight trilogy. Living, Loving and Learning by Leo Buscaglia is the best book she ever read. She enjoys listening to Irish crooner James Vincent McMorrow and Blue fan Lorde. When asked to share a joke, Duska quips:

-Knock knock.
-Who’s there?
-To.
-To who?
-To whom.

What do you think? Would Katerine Duska be a good choice for Greece? Can she replicate the success of Kalomira — the last Greek popstrel to come from across the pond? Let us know in the comments below.

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AngieP
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Let me tell you something: Katerina is not as well known here in Greece as you may thing. However, I watched some videos and she has a very beautiful soulful voice. It really depends on the song though. Hope we do well this time.

ESC19
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ESC19

Anybody who likes good music will approve of this choice.

Anybody who thinks Eurovision is all about dumb gimmicks will not…

Great artist for Greece

Polegend Godgarina
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I’d be here for something experimental à la Skeletons. Quality over quantity (of points)!

Thanos
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Thanos

Great choice from my country Greece, it seems to have been confirmed! After five years, I can see that we are finally heading in the right direction!

ani
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amazing voice, and look , i love her songs. This year will be a lot of fierce females but i think Katerine wil also be fierce, but not in the eleni hair flip way, she will stand out to the other eleniesque singers. She has an amzing deep voice, not a typical female voice, love it.

Joe
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Joe

Semi-related note: three more acts have joined Eurovizijos Atranka, one of which features 2009 representative Sasha Song. If he, the lady from Urban Symphony, and Andrea Demirovic all compete, they’ll join the rare Ten Years Later club (which I believe also includes Anabel Conde, Elina Konstantoupolou, and Alex Panayi, who were all backing singers in 2005; Gigliola Cinquetti, who came back in 1974 after winning in 1964; and probably a bunch of others I forgot. Shout-out as well to Jean-Claude Pascal, who I believe is the sole member of the Twenty Years Later club).

Joe
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Joe

Shout-out as well to Elisabeth Andreassen, who competed in 1985 but returned in ‘94 and ‘96 – nine years and eleven years! Her winning song’s composer, Rolf Lovland, did return to write the second Norwegian winner ten years after the first.

Popyy
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Popyy

Her voice is the weaker version of Amy. I don’t have high hopes.

Poppy
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Poppy

……

euro20
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euro20

its not a singing contest its a song contest xD

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Sounds interesting. It would be the kind of risky choice I wish more countries would make. Though I wouldn’t blame Greece if they decide to play safer after the last results. I imagine the pressure on their delegation is high at the moment.

Talentina Monetta
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Talentina Monetta

Great choice if the rumours are true!

Pluma
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Pluma

She is fantástic, hope for a good song too

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Oh, yeah, some Supernova finalists have released the final version of their songs. Are you sleeping on that, Wiwibloggs?

Polegend Godgarina
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Everyone’s sleeping on that, and rightfully so.

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Exactly.

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Greece’s problem isn’t that they don’t send pop songs. It’s just that the songs weren’t good enough. Oneiro mou mostly struggled because it was in the harder semi

Joe
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Joe

Apparently she’s as good as confirmed! Welcome to the Eurovision family!
So, we now know Albania, Armenia, Cyprus, and Greece. Southeastern Europe/Eurasia is off to the races early.

Andikomformistis
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Andikomformistis

Katerine Duska is an indie pop soulfull pop singer with the a neosoul element (her voice is a black music voice). The lead single from Embodiment is One In A Million the second is Won’t Leave Me the then Slow, Somebody and the final Fire Away. Her second release was the vinyl ep Embodiment Sessions. She is Greek from both of her parents. She comes from Preveza Greece and she was born and raised in Canada as an immigrant until she was 16 years old. She studied on the law school of the national university of Athens. In an interview… Read more »

Mark Goudkamp
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Mark Goudkamp

Has noone here heard of the campaign to #BoycottEurovision2019

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

No. Cos it ain’t gonna happen.

Oh I've been waiting for this Russian Fla-la-lag
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Oh I've been waiting for this Russian Fla-la-lag

It’s like she may be this year’s Kalomira while Srbuk is this year’s Sirusho. Let’s hope they will shine bright like these singers from 2008.

really?
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really?

Nowadays esc is too serious. I need Moldova 2006, loca-boca-choca, costume changing, a bride, a surf board and a rapper on a scooter. The only thing that was missing was a giant golden elephant. Where is all the fun of the good old days?

Joe
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Joe

Eurovision is finally getting more legit. I’ll take that over a million loca-bocas. The more legit it is, the more I can get my friends onboard and I don’t look so crazy. There’s always a place for the goofy stuff (wouldn’t be Eurovision without it) but I hate the idea that it has to be all camp, all the time. Keeps good musicians from competing.

really?
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really?

There’s only one reason why big stars don’t compete:
they are from countries that will kill their career if they don’t do well (even win, because this is expected from them). Many countries do send their biggest stars, and they take the risk, because they will be fine anyway, they will still have a career in their country. Other countries (UK), if disappointed, will not want to hear about that singer anymore.

really?
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really?

I’m surprised that I have only 4 downvotes. I expected 50 by now. Crazy done well is welcomed from my point of view. Haters will always hate, they hate Jamala too saying ”deportation summer hit”. When will esc be fun again? Stop trying to please everyone, this never works.

Joe
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Joe

I will take Jamala and Salvador as the face of Eurovision over Silvia Night and Guildo Horn any day of the week.
(And lest you think I only like the serious stuff: Eastern European Funk and Shir Habatlanim are two of my all-time favorites).

really?
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really?

Yes you are esc fan, but the others will hate it anyway. You are talking about what I’ve said : crazy done well. Nobody will start loving esc if it looks and sounds like a vigil. People will vote for whatever they like (Jamala, Salvador), but don’t thing that non-fans will suddenly start to be fans because of that.

Tom
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Tom

Eurovision is much better now. All those silly entries of 00s destroyed contest’s reputation in Western European countries and they are slowly recovering now. Back then Eurovision was a thing only in Balkans and ex-Soviet countries. Now the contest is more diverse, it’s not just a pop music competition.

Kiril
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Kiril

In the 00’s Lordi won. Were they pop? Western Europe always cared about Eurovision, but was just a sadness that the East changed the game, and West is not winning anymore.

Escfan
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Escfan

“West is not winning anymore” !! Germany won in 2010 and have had 2 top 10s and a top 5 since then, Portugal won in 2017, Netherlands two top 10s since 2013, Spain 2 top 10s since 2012. Yes in the 00s the west were failing while the east were always winning but that’s changed so much since the 00s

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

A Canadian singer at the Eurovision Song Contest? Remember 1988? Celine-Dion-Vibes? Could it mean a victory for Greece 2019? Exciting! 😀

Joe
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Joe

Or Rykka. Just saying.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

I always think positive 😀

Sasha
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Sasha

A Greek ESC fan page published an article saying that it is confirmed and will represent Greece at Tel Aviv! Rumoured has it she will write her own song, who knows we will see

Gagarina
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Gagarina

She stays in the semi

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

If Greece can get Amy Winehouse to sing for them from beyond the grave, I’m sure they’ll qualify this time.

ethan
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ethan

Not everybody can go to the grand final. Semifinals need its mosquitoes.

sad
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sad

Greece used to be a powerhouse, now the secret combination is a mystery to them. Nobody is fun and playful anymore. Kalomira, save us from boring-police! Where is Turkey? They know how to do ESC.

Sera
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Sera

Turkey is not same Turkey anymore. :/

really?
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really?

The people are the same. And they want to have fun. Unfortunately some weirdos voted to close everything because they are mean, frustrated and want everybody to pay for their unhappiness.

Katariina
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Katariina

Didn’t Minos EMI say they weren’t participating in Greece’s internal selection so they wouldn’t be competing against their own artist (Tamta)?

Mariaesx
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Mariaesx

Rumors don’t always turn to be right… many Greek media were saying that minos emi and panic records won’t send any songs to ERT but the were also many other sources who were saying that both of them are gonna send songs….