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She came to stage in Tel Aviv on a beatiful egg full of flowers, surrounded by three backing vocalists and two fencers.

And on that stage Katerine Duska hit high note after high note in her first rehearsal.

Greece’s girl can hit a long high-pitched note, as she’s repeatedly proven, but that performance has so much to unpack, so our William went to speak with her.

Katerine Duska – interview (Greece Eurovision 2019)

Katerine landed in Tel Aviv after a long Eurovision journey which started earlier this year. To her, it’s been the “most educating” process in her music career, albeit she feels it’s been too “intense” so far to really acknowledge how much she’s evolved.

The journey is sadly about to end, but here we are in the rehearsals. Things which need to be adjusted from first rehearsal but our girl is upbeat and optimistic in outlook. “That’s what rehearsals are for!”, she says.

And indeed, there have been several dramatic moments in Katerine’s way to the Eurovision olympus. In fact, her performance at Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam was marked by two major drawbacks: she was ill, and she had in-ear problems.

However, Katerine feels relieved that, if something had to go wrong, it went wrong earlier, and now there are no clouds shadowing the performance.

She also revealed the Greek delegation wants a bit more of light on their staging. That’s the main issue Katerine highlighted while reviewing her first rehearsal. She also praised the team in Israel, which has been very attentive with them,

Katerine Duska – first rehearsal’s press conference (Greece Eurovision 2019)

And…what about the meaning of the staging? Katerine said she’d like to keep it “open for interpretation”, but William had one idea: an ovary, reflecting imagery in the performance of rebirth and the lotus flower.

During William’s chat with her, Katerine also revealed her team is still working on the vocal mix for “Better love”.

What is your interpretation of the “Better love” staging? Would you also change the lighting scheme? What do you think of Greece’s chances this year? Tell us in the comment section below!

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Pluma

She has my vote, both semi and final Viva Grecia

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Martyna

Great staging, can’t wait to see the whole performance. It looks promising indeed. I have some reservations about the article though. You often call Katerine Duska ‘girl’. Undoubtedly, she’s female; however, she’s already 29 years old and you keep repeating girl, girl, girl. The same thing was with the article about Madonna (I know, there have been several of them so far), she’s 60 years old but William referred to her as a ‘girl’. I do not want to make a fuss but it seems incorrect. Men are hardly ever referred to as ‘boys’ even if they’re 20. My beliefs… Read more »

Ffs
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Ffs

It’s the gay thing.

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Ffs

She could win this !

Nick
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Nick

Great staging-superb voice!The aesthetics are great and the symbols are really nice,i see top 5 for Greece!

Polegend Godgarina
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that’s a nice way to say ‘there ain’t a concept behind it, it’s just aesthetics’

Eaftosmou Krymmenos
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Eaftosmou Krymmenos

In one of her interviews right before leaving for Tel Aviv, in Greek, I think, Katerina said that her stage performance will be like a fantasy, which is obviously something open to interpretation. There’s no need for the stage performance to mean the same thing for everyone and to be easily understood. Besides, serving aesthetics is a very good thing and that already means that a concept was behind the performance/choreography, even though that one might’ve been more like “abstract” or “fantastic”.

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Sam

I’ll vote for her! Her victory could be a great surprise 🙂