Earlier this week, she was rumoured to have been selected to represent Greece in Rotterdam. Now more details have emerged of Greek Dutch singer Stefania‘s bid for Eurovision 2020, including the three songs she has submitted to be considered for her Eurovision entry.
Greek Eurovision news site Eurovision Fun reports that Stefania recorded demos of three different songs, which were submitted to broadcaster ERT.
The site describes the three songs as mid-tempo pop, ethnic dance-pop, and dance reggae. Two of the songs are by so-called “Dream Team” songwriter Dimitris Kontopoulos, while a third is by Dutch songwriters.
Before submitting the songs to ERT, the “Dream Team” sent out the songs to a focus group of people such as Heads of Delegation, journalists, Eurovision artists and songwriters. The focus group generally favoured two of the songs, saying that they could give Greece a good result at Eurovision. Stefania’s team gave this feedback to the broadcaster as part of the submission.
No further details of the songs are available, but Eurovision Fun does note that all of the songs have English lyrics.
Adding to the appeal of Stefania’s project is “Dream Team” choreographer Fokas Evangelinos being on board. He has reportedly already formulated the staging for Rotterdam and has come up with something that has never been done before.
The fact that Dutch singer Stefania has Greek heritage and lives in the host country of Eurovision 2020 is also said to be working in her favour for Eurovision 2020.
While ERT has not made any comment on its selection process, the broadcaster is said to be in the final stages of deciding which songs will be the Greek entry for Eurovision 2020. Eurovision Fun says that ERT will make an announcement of their act by 15 January 2020.
Who is Stefania?
Stefania Liberakakis is a Dutch-born singer and actor, with Greek ancestry. She’s been on our radar since July as a potential act for Eurovision 2020.
In 2016, Stefania represented The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision in Malta, as part of the three-piece girl group Kisses. Their upbeat song “Kisses and Dancin’” placed eighth in the contest.
More recently, Stefania has worked on her solo pop career. Last month, Stefania released “Turn Around”, a sophisticated contemporary pop track which could be an indication of the type of music she would before at Eurovision.
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