Greece has been relatively hush-hush about their moves leading to Eurovision 2019. Last month they confirmed that Katerine Duska would represent Greece in Tel Aviv, and now we have a tantalising snippet of her entry “Better Love”.
Katerine uploaded a short but intriguing clip to her Instagram feed. It features an image of a person with long wavy hair being stroked by another person wearing a long, white mesh glove and a large pearl ring. The caption reads, “Gotta get… #betterlove #5daystogo #daretodream #esc2019 #Eurovision #telaviv #Eurovision2019.”
But more interesting is the audio. It is a ten-second clip with an ethereal, electropop vibe, that ends with a breathy “gotta get”. Are we going to be transported to a mystical world? We will have to wait until this coming Wednesday, 6 March to see!
“Better Love” has Greek-British musician Leon of Athens and Scottish singer-songwriter David Sneddon on its composing team, as well as the Montreal-born representative herself.
Sneddon may be best known as the winner of the first series of Fame Academy — the BBC’s 2002 version of the Operación Triunfo franchise. But Sneddon has years of experience under his belt, both as a solo artist and as a songwriter, having worked with artists such as Hurts, Lana del Rey and Jessica Mauboy.
‘Better Love’ the song I co-wrote with my favorite singer/songwriter @KaterineDuska & David Sneddon and produced by @justcallmepip will be representing my home country in @Eurovision this year. Out March 6th! #betterlove #esc2019 @FATABooking @MinosEmi pic.twitter.com/FC5hQb58yc
— Leon of Athens (@leonofathens) February 24, 2019
Katerine has recently revealed some intriguing details about “Better Love”. She says, “It is not a ballad, it’s a mid-tempo pop song, has a pulse, strength and melodiousness. We started from a demo, that was approved by the committee and went to London to evolve it. I am proud of the final result. I wanted to come out with a song that had such an aura and atmosphere. It’s like a big hug, it has a very tonic element. Instead of singing something introverted or dark, I wanted an uproar.”
The Greek entry will be revealed this Wednesday, March 6, during ERT’s presentation of its new program at Athens’ Opera House.
What do you think? Will Greece redeem themselves from their non-qualification last year? What do you expect for “Better Love”? Let us know in the comments below!