Katerine Duska Greece Eurovision 2018

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 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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JohnO
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JohnO

Well done Greece for choosing someone who can actually sing and has stage presence. Get the staging right with this and we have a contender.

AngieP
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AngieP

You should know that she wasn’t really known here in Greece before. Most of us discovered her now. I really like her voice I hope the song is good!

Mws
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Mws

I am saddened that Greece have chosen not to send a Greek singer with a Greek sound. Last year we sent a Greek singer with a Greek sound which failed to make the finals but it was a song from the depths of the soul, a spirited display, bravely sung in Greek, about the nation, its dire present, its patriotic people, one of who would die for their country. I got emotional watching live as a Greek as it beamed out to millions watching. Our sound, our soul, who we are reflected to the world. Now Greece feels they have… Read more »

panos
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panos

Katerina was born in canada by Greek parents! she move to Greece at 14 years old! she isnt Greek??? Are you mad ?

Laurentiu
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Laurentiu

oh, you pathetic patriotard! you are not talking about music, this is pure nationalistic masturbation.

Mws
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Mws

I feel incredibly saddened that Greece chose not to go with a Greek singer with a Greek sound. Last year we sent a Greek singer with a Greek sound who failed to reach the Finals, but it was a song from the depths of the soul, a Greek singing about her nation, it was bravely sung in Greek, a spirited display, a song of meaningful lyrics about her nation, its dire present, its unknown future and its patriotic people, one who would die for their country. It was quite emotional watching live as a Greek as it beamed out to… Read more »

Minerva
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Minerva

Oohhh….Very interesting. So different from Greece this year. And, yes, perhaps in English will be a better idea this year. I really like a song by Katerine Duska called ‘Slow’. Something like that would be fantastic for Eurovision. Good luck Greece!!

Guest
Guest

I am shocked I love her special voice and her style of music! I have to say that she co-writes her song with Leon of Athens and her producer is Phill Cook who haw worked with Ellie Goulding and many other famous names of the foreign music industry!!!

Loin dici
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Anyways, the four-piece ethnic band Tulia will represent Poland!

Edu
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Edu

In love with her voice.
Let’s wait to the song!! 🙂

Bob Mat
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Bob Mat

Ok,she will probably be the best voice of this year’s contest!

Acrobat
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Acrobat

Not a fan of them wanting her to write a pop Eurovision song in English. I love when countries bring songs in their own language and in their national style.

KDou
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KDou

Yeah, we all saw how this worked out for Greece last year.

Acrobat
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Acrobat

I’m not saying that makes a song instantly better, I just prefer it that way.

Minerva
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Minerva

I also prefer it. It makes the competition so interesting. But….it’s good for Greece this year to go with English lyrics, something more modern and fun.

Elsa
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Elsa

Boring

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

Thank god she’s not a comedian.

Denis
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Denis

Good choice that could give Greece it’s best result in years , providing everyone handles it correct.

Libero
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Libero

Pretends to be shocked! Anyway, great choice from Greece. I hope they will bring some quality this year!

Ern
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Ern

Very good choice by ERT. This is very original, and something I would have never expected from Greece.

Loin dici
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At least we got one more member for the clam party.

Óliver
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Óliver

Lol now we need some lesbian clams.

Loin dici
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OMG the downvotes :))
Looks like people enjoy the sausage party this year

Sonam
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Sonam

Katerine is now in London recording her song for Eurovision. Whould anyone from the wiwi team be interested for an interview, guys?
This is what she said on her first interview after the announcement. ‘Eurovision is a huge platform where no one is excluded or denounced and I love the fact that diversity is so strongly embraced. It is an unpredictable contest that doesn’t always follow the trends, one can never know what to expect, and I’m very excited to be a part of it.’

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Last year, they had a good singer and song but didn’t support her with any noticeable staging. Hope Greece are going to make a bit more of an effort this year. Can’t have them wasting another one!

Grluv
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Grluv

This may come as a surprise for you but it was all the singers fault last year. She and the stage director wanted to keep it simple while ert ( greek national broadcaster ) wanted a stage show.

Ern
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Ern

She was pretty bad vocally, and she looked nervous.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

What a delightful voice! Very interesting choice by Greece. I just hope they’re not pushing her from her own style like Azerbaijan did with Aisel. It’s good to know that she’s co-writing her song.

Laurentiu
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Laurentiu

if she is going to be “tasked” with writing the song in “a more poppier, European” way, she’d better tell Minos EMI to go f*** themselves and look for some pelicans fly fly flying instead.

Polegend Godgarina
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sucks to think that until a couple of years ago the reveal would be spread out from december to march and now we have more than half of the songs released in the first ten days of march…. like…. that won’t give u any advantage u know that

Polegend Godgarina
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sksksksjsk i already love her for that grammar nazi joke. hopefully ert leaves her large artistic freedom, she’s very talented and it would be a pity if she was given a song and forced to sing it.

Ariel
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Ariel

This “poppier, more european sound” kind of scares me. I hope it doesn’t sound completely different from her other songs

Polegend Godgarina
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yeah, i’m also scared she’ll end up singing a fuego 2.0 that’ll inevitably flop (we all know how rehashes of the previous year’s hits do….)

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

I read somewhere that it’s going to be a “midtempo ballad”, I don’t think Fuego 2.0 will happen.

Polegend Godgarina
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it better be this way

Andreas
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Andreas

It’s not going to be Diego 2.0. We is co-writing the song with Leon of Athens. See his style in his YouTube videos.

Eurovision fan since 2014
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Eurovision fan since 2014

Such a stunning voice *o* looking forward to hearing her self-penned entry, is she Greek just because she lives there or does she have family roots?

Bob Mat
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Bob Mat

She is greek.Her parents are greek but she was born in Canada.She returned in Greece in the age of 14.

Grluv
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Grluv

She was born in Canada from Greek parents and came back to Greece where she studied law and became a musician

JoVla
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JoVla

She’s 100% Greek, she was just born and raised in canada until 16 years old. Then she moved back to Greece!!

Rona
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Rona

She is Greek. She was born in Canada and came back to Greece when she was 15. Her parents are Greek.

Sochi 2020
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Sochi 2020

Russia will win!!!

Joe
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Joe

Where’s your crystal ball or DeLorean?

Euoiio19
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Euoiio19

I doubt it. Kontopoulos’s songs are nothing but dissapointment lately ( Greece 2017, Azerbaijan 2018 ).
Plus Sergey is not really jury friendly. They stopped him from winning once, they can do it again.

Jonas
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Jonas

Russia have systematically cheated at everything from the Olympics to US elections. After the humiliation of 2016, they have a point to prove and it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if they use any and all means necessary to secure a victory. I hope they don’t succeed, but I wouldn’t put it past them.

Sochi 2020
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Sochi 2020

You are lying. Russia never cheated. Sergey Lazarev will represant Russia this year and he have talented people working with him! Even betting odds show him as the winner.

Jonas
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Jonas

Well then why were they banned from competing in the last Olympics? For no reason? I’m not saying that they have cheated with their Eurovision entries (although I still can’t quite “believe” their 2008 victory)…but they obviously have a very competitive spirit and don’t always play by the rules. Sorry to break it to you.

Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

Oh look it’s another Russia hater. Whatever happened at the Olympics has nothing to do with Eurovision and there’s zero evidenxe that they ever cheated at Eurovision. I also imagine you’ll inevitably hate whatever song Sergey is going to sing this year purely because he is from Russia.

Jonas
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Jonas

Imagine what you like. I liked Sergey’s last song and loved his staging. I think he’s a great performer with considerable charisma. Likewise, I have very much enjoyed previous Russian entries (1994, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015). After I hear Sergey’s new song, I will judge it based on merit and hope that the result reflects that.

Russiandude
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Russiandude

Russia will win it because they deserve it. Sergey is preparing an epic song. And Russia never cheats. Are you Ukrainian?

mamma mia
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mamma mia

How can you be sure if the song isn’t out yet?

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

Have you not read the news? Tajikistan already won #Dushanbe2020

Joe
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Joe

Finally, everybody’s excited about an entrant! And count me among them. This’ll be awesome.

Jesper
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Jesper

Who???

MikiSpain
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MikiSpain

Do your research boi

Cedric
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Katerine Duska

up!
Guest
up!

Ooh, I love her movie taste… Before Sunrise is one of the most beautiful movies I’ve ever seen… 🙂

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

OMG, I am not joking, but I saw the picture and thought: Yaay, Dua Lipa at Eurovision <3 😀

esc stan
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esc stan

Me too sksksksksksksks

Óliver
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Óliver

Dua Lipa is BORiNG

Ani
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She is very different for greece which is good. Amazing voice and she looks like a delicious mixture between Demy And Ivi Adamou.

It's me
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It's me

Fire on is really great. I love it. Maybe Greece should send a song similar to that.

ESC19
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ESC19

You should check out her other music as well, she is a fantastic artist

Rumpelstiltskin
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Rumpelstiltskin

I hope Greece brings something ethnic.

Euoiio19
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Euoiio19

They say that the song is very special instrumentally, like nothing weve had in Eurovision, but I dont think that it translates into typical greek ethnic elements. Will be interesting

VlaD
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VlaD

I hope not

Zuzu
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Zuzu

Most likely its going to be atmospheric/jazz

ESC19
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ESC19

Ethnic is not what Katerine does

Ani
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Greece did that last year and it didnt work out so i think they will go a different route this year

OohHoney
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OohHoney

Ani thats because the staging was horrible and she didn’t sound good live, not because the song was bad.

Denis
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Denis

Please no. They have sent ethnic since 2005, with some exceptions. People got fed up by it!Greece should try new and this is a good start

just me
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just me

i dont have nothing against her but why grecce is sending always female singers?

Euoiio19
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Euoiio19

Sakis Rouvas, Sarbel, Giorgos Alkaios, Freaky Fortune, Loukas Giorkas, Argo dont seem like females

just me
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just me

2017-2019.. Demi, Gianna Terzi and Katerine Duska

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Chill the hell out. Germany has sent 7 women between 2010 and 2017, Greece’s statistic is totally fine. Why do you care anyway? It’s about the song, not the gender of the performing artist.

Go duska
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Go duska

Maybe because most male Greek singers sing a different genre of music, “laiko”, which is something that almost only Greeks like or something.

Jonas
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Jonas

Of the 66 winning Eurovision acts, 38 have been solo female singers – compared to only 11 solo male singers. There have been 10 groups and 7 duos. If Greece do have a strategy of sending females, maybe it’s not a bad one.

Euoiio19
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Euoiio19

A quality act and possibly the best vocalist Greece has EVER sent to the contest. Colour me excited

Zuzu
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Zuzu

Allow me to add some… Sofia Vossou (1991) and Mando (2003)

Joe
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Joe

Vossou is definitely up there. They sent a lot of strong singers in the ‘90s. Trouble is, Cyprus sent better ones (91, 95, 96, 98, both of Evridiki’s entries…quality vocals).

Jonas
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Jonas

Elina Konstantopolou was better than Alex Panayi!

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Loved Mando. Good times.

Jonas
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Jonas

She doesn’t seem the type to do vacuous junk, so this could be good. Comparisons to Lykke Li and Amy Winehouse certainly raise expectations. Whether that translates to a good result remains to be seen. I eagerly anticipate hearing the song!

Québec has already given us at least two top 3 entries, Céline Dion and Annie Cotton (anybody else?), so that’s another good omen.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Let’s not forget about Sherisse Laurence and Natasha St-Pier, two Canadians who both gave countries they were representing respectible top 5 finishes.

Jonas
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Jonas

Thanks, I knew I was forgetting somebody!

ESC19
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ESC19

PERFECT CHOICE

She is original and unique with a beautiful voice + she is a great song writer/composer!

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Finally, daring choice Greece! I LOVE her music and voice – it’s so fresh and atmospheric. We don’t know the song of course, but I think we can expect Greece to end up really high in May.

Bob Mat
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Bob Mat

Such a nice voice and it seems that Greece is making the difference this year,the song must be really good!Looking forward to listening to it!

Zuzu
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Zuzu

In front of my tv right now, waiting for the official announcement.

Zuzu
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Zuzu

She cowrites the song, it will have english lyrics, she is in London at the moment recording.

ESC19
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ESC19

No surprise there, she writes all of her songs

Zuzu
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Zuzu

Of course, the information is that someone else also participates in the composition 🙂
My second comment is the details of the announcement