Katerine Duska Better love

We’re feeling pink tonight, thanks to Greece’s Katerine Duska! The Canadian-born singer has been dropping hints of her Eurovision entry all week. And tonight, the secret was revealed: here’s her “Better Love”!

The Greek entry was premiered during a special show on ERT 2, which presented the channel’s new programming. After a lot of talking, Katerine jumped on stage before her song was presented.

You can watch the song at around 1:37:01 of this Facebook stream.

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“Better Love” is an ethereal power ballad with heavy pop production. Katerine’s vocals go from fragile to strong in microseconds ahead of the chorus, soaring at just the right moments.

We’re getting vibes of Florence and the Machine, mixed in with some Paloma Faith. It’s a move away from the traditional notes of “Oneiro Mou”, but could that be a good move for Greece’s chances?

The whole thing is packaged with a stunning music video, with Katerine looking stunning in an intricate pink number. Tulle for days! “Sophistication” is the word here.

Earlier this week, Katerine had uploaded a short but intriguing clip to her Instagram. 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.

If you need a vibe for the video — that alone says it all!

What is “Better Love” about?

The “Better Love” lyrics are powerful, and don’t shy away from the intensity — and dare we say “madness” — that comes with love. Katerine speaks of all-consuming feelings — the “burning feeling inside” — and learning to deal with the heat. Yes, there’s pain, but there also gain. Sometimes you have to burn to be reborn.

The theme works on multiple levels. For some the song will no doubt reflect the sensation of diving into an intense relationship. For others the text may resonate for invoking the adversity of a relationship. At times she’s “holding on for dear life” and she simply can’t hide it.

There’s even a case to be made for tensions stirred by those outside the relationship. As she sings: “Let them look, don’t know, don’t care, go deep with me.”

“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.

What do you think about “Better Love”? Are you feeling better after hearing it? How do you feel about Greece’s chances? Do you think they’ll be back in the final? Tell us in the comment section below!

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Irina
Irina
2 years ago

WHY DIDN’T YOU ADD THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO? 3 DAYS AFTER AND THERE IS NO VIDEO. LOL

Minerva
Minerva
2 years ago

The video was released just 3 days ago and it’s approaching 1 million views so quickly! I think it has impressed people already.

AngieP
AngieP
2 years ago

Great great great!! Beautiful voice, interesting sound. I think it’s one of these songs you have to see live to appreciate it more. I hope they do a good job with the staging. Thank God Greece chose to be different! Good luck!

aruela
aruela
2 years ago

i just love this song

Peter
Peter
2 years ago

This son is PURE ART!Contemporary,high quality,excellent video clip!Top 5 material!Greece is back!!!

Anna
Anna
2 years ago
Reply to  Peter

You keep changing the username, but you do realize that your avatar is the same right? Aka Bob Mat. We know you keep commenting every 5 comments. Almost 100 comments are yours.

Susan
Susan
2 years ago
Reply to  Anna

Lol!

Michael Rice
2 years ago

When they told me that Greece, yes Greece finally had a good Eurovision song I would not believe it. They told me I would eat my words. They told me I would like the song so much I would pack my bags and move to Crete. ….
Let me tell you this.. I will not be moving to Greeve, especially not to listen to some lady in a fancy gown sing a Jess Glynn song. How dissapointed but unsurprised I was.

When this plays on stage in May I will insert the headphones and listen to Demis Rousos. Thank you.

S!sters
2 years ago
Reply to  Michael Rice

There is the truth. This song is more Grease than Greece.

LoveWave
2 years ago
Reply to  Michael Rice

Well yes we do not want you in Greece stay there

Giulia
Giulia
2 years ago

This is such a nice sing,art,quality,modern!All in there,my winner so far!!

Henry
Henry
2 years ago

I see a lot camel toe’s in this video…

?om
?om
2 years ago

WINNER VIBES!WELL DONE GREECE!

ggg
ggg
2 years ago

this is florence and the machine’s shake it out! it’s not even resembles, it’s the same chorus

Jack
Jack
2 years ago

This goes straight to my #1 !! So modern,elevating,like a big hug!I love her voice!Easily to top 3 !

pooky1001
pooky1001
2 years ago

I like it. I prefer when Greece send something a little more traditional but this is ok. I think it now all comes down to the staging, if they get it right this could easily be a top 5 song depending on how her live vocals sound. Portugal is still my favourite, followed by Italy and Greece now in 3rd for me.

Hermès
Hermès
2 years ago

And that goes straight to my #2!! I love what Greece proposes most of these last years (even though sometimes songs don’t translate well on stage) and this is no exception. I have big expectations for the staging but whatever happens, thank you for that music <3

Sam
Sam
2 years ago

Just by looking at the HUGE amounts of comments in this site one can predict it will do really well in Tel Aviv. I wonder how many posts reach almost 400 comments in about 15 hours…

euroMaster
euroMaster
2 years ago
Reply to  Sam

basicly is beacause of the Greek fandom we are everywhere idky

Rasmus
Rasmus
2 years ago
Reply to  Sam

You know how greeks are. They said the last 5 years they would win ESC. thy are nationalists without ears. This is great though

euroMaster
euroMaster
2 years ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Nationalism ? Support to our artists
also you are racist you dont belong in this community

Minerva
Minerva
2 years ago
Reply to  Sam

And the video is approaching 1 million views already! It was released just 3 days ago.

Mary
Mary
2 years ago

My winner!Modern,if it was in the United States it would be in top 5 of Billoard!Excellent Greece!!!

Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  Mary

this is the opposite from what americans listen to these days, if anything it would be a hit in the uk since it sounds like a jess glynne song but better

Mary
Mary
2 years ago

Well,american fans say that this could easily be in the top5 of Billboard but in any case,being ahit in the UK is not sth to laugh at,it is a perfect song

zeev
zeev
2 years ago
Reply to  Mary

Matt from esc united say that..

Ffs
Ffs
2 years ago

One of the BEST of this year ! Great song , amazing voice ! With a good staging it might actually win !

Pluma
Pluma
2 years ago

Defo final, probably top 5 or even top3 material if the live performance gives the video vibes….

Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

omg why isn’t this on spotify yet…. the greek team is the pits, i want to stream this song on repeat ty

Lionel
Lionel
2 years ago

This is EPIC!It grows on you so fast and so much!I got WINNER VIBES!!

Tibor
Tibor
2 years ago

I do like this, but I have to give it a few more listens. What I don’t yet understand is, why they don’t showcase her lower register more, because that is really where the strength of her voice lies (I’m with Loin d’ici on this one). Listen to the first verse, when she sings “Everything they want from us” and when subsequently they wrote her a low version of the pre-chorus. That is really powerful, she sounds like a velvety Amy Winehouse. In the second verse however, the pre-chorus is pushed an octave higher. I understand that they wanted to… Read more »

Anita
Anita
2 years ago
Reply to  Tibor

Epic – her lower register.

Tibor
Tibor
2 years ago
Reply to  Anita

It is, isn’t it? 🙂

Andreas
Andreas
2 years ago
Reply to  Tibor

She co-wrote the song. It was her choise

Tibor
Tibor
2 years ago
Reply to  Andreas

All the more mysterious. Perhaps I’ll understand it when I’ll hear it live.

Yeeep
Yeeep
2 years ago

Like the song, LOVE the voice… but it doesn’t stands out for me

Magpie
Magpie
2 years ago

I just heard the song and I just have one question.

How will this stack up against the more unique entries from other countries? (Think Iceland, Portugal, etc.)

Loin dici
2 years ago
Reply to  Magpie

Staging. A success at staging might bring miracles like Moldova last year.

Andreas
Andreas
2 years ago
Reply to  Magpie

For many people Iceland has a bad song and Portugal has a messy one. They are unique but not good for me either.
So the Greek song can stand

Kirby
Kirby
2 years ago

Beautiful video. Her “voice colour” is unique. Juries may love it, not so sure about the televote. Definitely not a top-5 and not a top-10. It may rank between 11th and 20th places. I have a feeling it may receive a reception as “X My Heart” did last year. I agree it might do better than Cyprus, though.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 years ago

Well, they are making an effort
I feel like it’s not trying enough to make people actually vote
It’s a nice song you can enjoy listening to during Eurovision and then move on to the next performance

Yssy
Yssy
2 years ago

Automatically in my top 5!

Michael
Michael
2 years ago

I don’t understand why people are trying to find something wrong.. either you like it or not. That’s it. To put so much hate to an artist who gives her all to a song, it’s just disgusting.. I personally like it, I have it on repeat and I m enjoying it. Simple as that. #GetALife

M_K
M_K
2 years ago

I LOVE it – it’s like Katy Perry went indie pop. The song is fresh and radio friendly, but it’s not too much of an “obvious” Eurovision entry. This could bring Greece back to where they used to be.

NickC
NickC
2 years ago

I see a potential top 5 and a potential jury winner. Unless they completely mess up staging, this may do even better than Cyprus. Congratulations neighbors, this is friggin amazing.

oli
oli
2 years ago

Too generic for my taste. I’ve just heard it … and forgotten about it. It sounds like many songs in the radio nowadays, and this year we have many interesting and unique songs that excite me more.

Elsa
Elsa
2 years ago
Reply to  oli

True

Beth F
Beth F
2 years ago

I think it’s a nice song, don’t get me wrong!!! But I’m not a fan of her voice… It’s different, I give it that. And I don’t think her voice fits this sort of song….maybe something more jazz-y idk. It’s not a winner in my eyes but I can see why a lot of people may like this!

Thomas
Thomas
2 years ago

As someone who is a closet bisexual this song just really hits home with me. It touches me on a spiritual level and Katerine really is a beautiful woman. Everything about this is a winner.

Apple
Apple
2 years ago

This is bloody fantastic

fan
fan
2 years ago

Much as I love eurovision, I am finding it very hard to get excited about any song this year…so far anyway.

Carlos A Dominguez
Carlos A Dominguez
2 years ago

This is deff a refresh for Greece they will for sure make it to the finals with this one 🙂 top 10 — im still rooting for Tamta. ALSO much better than last year

James
James
2 years ago

Sad that it’s not in Greek but this s certainly miles better than “This is Love” will ever be.

Teddy
Teddy
2 years ago

Nothing really special. It’s not bad, but doesn’t really bring much new to the table aside from a lovely voice.

Spoonme
Spoonme
2 years ago

I wouldnt be surprised if this won really

ESCserenate
ESCserenate
2 years ago

This is FIRE
It grows on you so fast and so much

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

I’m just sending a prayer than San Marino has an amazing song. I’m begging them to bring it on. As it stands, I can already see nine or so songs from the first semi that stand a very good chance at the final (Greece definitely being one of them), but San Marino hangs in the balance. I already know at least one song I really like will probably go home, and I’m hoping it isn’t them. And, San Marino being San Marino, I don’t want to get my heart broken again.

Joshua
Joshua
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

My god, San Marino… I’m so worried because I really want to see them in the final, but can’t keep my hopes up with Serhat. Can’t we give them a ticket straight to the final? Otherwise my heart will break as well :c

William
William
2 years ago

Anthemic,epic song mainstream modern and ethereal!Really nice!My favourite so far!

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

Katerine’s voice is so special that she would find fans even if she was singing the phone book. I guess we have an Aisel situation here: a skilled alternative performer singing something mainstream and very well produced. It’s not what I wanted, but the results are much better this time. The ethereal vibe gives it character and while I always felt Aisel’s vocals were underused, this song really allows Katerine to shine. The juries will love it and good staging can make it happen for the televote too. I believe it’s a grower.

Anita
Anita
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

You did it again 😉

JusticeForMaruv
JusticeForMaruv
2 years ago

I hear a bit of ‘Anything Could Happen’ by Ellie Gouldng in the background vocals during the chorus. Now that I finally had a chance to listen to the song on a proper equipment. I like it.

Loin dici
2 years ago

This is another good jury song. I don’t really see much potential from the televotes but it could be a possibility to have it high on the televote scoreboard. For my taste, this is good, maybe just too much high-register hooks? Everything else is fine by me.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Loin dici

Greece is like a top five televote country if we’re talking diaspora.

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

I don’t think Demy or Maria Elena even managed to get over 30 points from the televote, and not even points from the United Kingdom – one of the countries with the biggest Greek communities

Constantin
Constantin
2 years ago

I love it top 5!

Bob Mat
Bob Mat
2 years ago

Great!Greece serves quality and this is obvious!Top 5 material!

Anna
Anna
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob Mat

Every 5 comments, 1 is yours 😛

Juy
Juy
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob Mat

Enough already! You have been promoting Greece’s entry since few days ago. Patriotism much?

Teo
Teo
2 years ago
Reply to  Juy

Yeah i also dont like the patriotism but if u consider that there are people who keep reposting hate comments more than him….it kinda feels strange

Ern
Ern
2 years ago

This is the first “Western” sounding pop song Greece has produced that could, in theory, receive airplay in English speaking countries.

Up ’till now, Greece’s “Western” sounding songs consisted of “This is Love,” “This Is The Night” and “One Last Breath”–nothing that a self-respecting DJ would ever put on the air (or, in the case of “One Last Breath,” no current DJ, since the song probably could have been popular if released back in the 1980s).

I think it’s a great choice for Greece! Hopefully the live performance will be strong.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

Not a winner but a really, really good song. Probably the best of the internal selections so far. As others have said, this just really suits her voice for some reason. However, that music video has to go. I hate everything about that.

Loin dici
2 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

“Last time I wore that much tulle, I got kicked out!” – Vanjie (or something across those lines)

Michael
Michael
2 years ago

OK song, nothing special.

1 – Iceland
2 – Portugal
3 – Italy
4 – Cyprus

Waiting for Russia

Zukie
Zukie
2 years ago
Reply to  Michael

Hatari just announced they will come with a Palestinian flag and they will denounce Netanyahu live on stage…

I love controversy 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I can’t wait for this year’s Eurovision lol

Fenomenal
Fenomenal
2 years ago
Reply to  Zukie

Yeah but they should go slowly, or they can be banned from Eurovision by Israel

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Zukie

Even Iceland have gotta be like “OK, take it easy there, guys…” (That’d practically be begging for a slap on the wrist from the EBU).

Candy
Candy
2 years ago

Why does this give me A Star Is Born-vibes? Really feels like a quality entry – but let’s wait for the live version, I can’t imagine that the part starting from 2:33 is going to work in any possible way. If she and the backing vocalists do, however, sing well, the juries are going to love it, it’s definitely something that appeals to those who also liked Austria 2018.

Bob Mat
Bob Mat
2 years ago

Love it!Great song from Greece!Potential winner!