Her name has been on our lips for weeks. And tonight Greek broadcaster ERT finally confirmed the not-so-secret secret — Katerine Duska will sing for Greece at Eurovision 2019.
The TV network officially broke the news on the main evening news report at 20:00 CET. The song is due to drop on 7 March.
The speculation began in January after a TV appearance by journalist Yiannis Poulopoulos. He claimed that broadcaster ERT was on the verge of selecting the up-and-coming singer songwriter.
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.
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 Mail, Duska 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:
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.