Greek broadcaster ERT has confirmed that the Greek-Dutch Junior Eurovision star Stefania Liberakakis will represent Greece at Eurovision 2020. Stefania’s song for Rotterdam is called “SUPERG!RL” and it will be released in coming weeks.

The announcement was made by ERT on their evening news broadcast. The confirmation follows much speculation that Stefania was under consideration as Greece’s act for Eurovision 2020. But now the ticket to Rotterdam is officially hers.

Stefania shared the news on her Instagram, writing, “I will proudly represent my country GREECE in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam!! It’s so crazy to realize that this dream has actually come true!!”

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OMG FINALLY I can confirm the rumours that have been going around for a while now: YESSS I will proudly represent my country GREECE in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam!! It's so crazy to realize that this dream has actually come true!! Many thanks to ERT for giving me this opportunity! I hope to make my fellow ??????? and also all Nederlanders so proud! I will go for it 100% and I will not let you down!! ? ••• ? ??????? ????? ??? ???????????? ?? ??? ?? ?? ???????, ???? ????? ????????? ?? ??????????? ??? ????? ??? ??????????? ??? ??? ??????? ?????????! ???, ?? ????? ? ?????????? ??? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ???????????? ??? ????????? ??? ????????? ???? ???? ??? ??? ??? ????? ?? ??? ????? ??? ?????? ??????????????!! ?? ??? ????????? ???? ????????, ??????? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ??????? ??? ??????? ??? ????? ???. ????????? ?? ???? ?,?? ???????? ????? ??? ?? ??? ???? ???????????!! ? ••• #ESC2020 #Eurovision #Greece #ERT #SUPERG!RL

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Stefania’s song “SUPERGIRL” has been written by Eurovision veteran Dimitris Kontopoulos, Greek production team Arcade and “Scream” lyricist Sharon Vaughn. The staging will be done by famed choreographer Fokas Evangelinos. Together, Kontopoulos and Evangelinos are part of the so-called “Dream Team”, behind some of the most iconic Eurovision performances from the past 15 years.

This won’t be the first Eurovision experience for Stefania. In 2016 she represented the Netherlands at Junior Eurovision as part of the girl trio Kisses. The group placed eighth with their song “Kisses and Dancin'”.

Stefania joins a growing list of Junior Eurovision stars who returned to try their luck on the Eurovision Song Contest stage. These stars include Russia’s Tolmachevy Sisters, the Dutch sisters O’G3NE, and most recently, Serbia’s Nevena Božović.

Who is Stefania? Get to know Greece’s Eurovision 2020 star

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.

Stefania came to fame in 2014, when she participated in the Dutch version of The Voice Kids. After wowing judges with her audition performance of Alicia Keys’ “No One”, Stefania made it as far as the Battle round before being eliminated. She also sang as part of the Dutch children’s choir Kinderen voor Kinderen.

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 turned her efforts to her solo pop career. Last month, Stefania released “Turn Around”, a sophisticated contemporary pop track.

Stefania has also been working on her pop career in Greece. Last year, she performed at the Mad VMA music awards, as part of an all-girl cover of Daddy Yankee’s “Con calma”. The video of the performance has clocked up over 2.5 million views, inspiring comments from fans wanting Stefania for Eurovision.

Stefania’s song for Eurovision 2020, “SUPERGIRL” will be released in coming weeks.

What do you think? Are you glad Stefania will be serving Greek-Dutch realness? Are you looking forward to hearing “SUPERGIRL”? Tell us your thoughts below!

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The artist that brings a new innovative sound and is willing to be bold and take risks wins Eurovision. Toy by Netta is an exaggerated example of this. The last time Greece took a risk was with Koza Mostra ’Alcohol is Free’ in 2013. Greece need to think a bit more out of the box, rather than writing manufactured pop songs from the 2000s and handing them to pop singers, this is only a winning method if you’re Sweden. I love you Greece.

EscGr
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EscGr

I am from Greece but I am not optimistic about this. I think that was a wrong move. I think her song is going to be a bit childish and I dont think the theme ( difficulties that a teen girl is facing ) is a theme that many will relate to and will vote for. I dont have any faith in Kontopoylos either, I mean he dared to give a song to Demy with lyrics ” This is love, rain falling from above ”. Plus I will say it, Stefania looks a bit scared and low energy perfomer. Hope… Read more »

bastian
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bastian

she will, mark my words

Ruka_96
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Ruka_96

What not many know is that Arcade are pretty awesome. They have written huge hits in Greece for people like Helena Paparizou and Heleni Foureira so this is veeeery promising!

RoboESC
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RoboESC

HELENI FOUREIRA! XD

Kirby
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Kirby

Everything sounds so “Demy-This is Love”. The song title foreshadows almost everything this act is going to be like. Why didn’t Greece host a national final with amazing Greek artists? Why such talented figures are being wasted? Ok, now we’re having another Demy (=an act seeming to have been imported from the 2000s and with a massive fanbase focused mainly on her image, charisma and song’s club dancing beats). There are countries who always bring in quality entries, there are countries that take risks and there are countries that take the cheap, tacky formula. Now Greece is in the latter… Read more »

Johan
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Johan

Are you a Greek singer that was not selected? 😉

Sebastián
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Sebastián

Other wannabe pop song. Tbh, seeing the NF and the internal acts, it has been one the worst editions in musical terms

Luk
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Luk

To think that including season Poland will interesting!

Cookie Nation
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Cookie Nation

I hope it is good. I am a bit disappointed as I follow the Greek music scene and good artists and productions are a plenty. She isn’t half bad but the Dream Team puts me off, as the days of Shady Lady and the likes are very far away and their later productions are quite dated and very tacky (Demy, DoReDos, Miki…). Fingers crossed as I am longing to see my beloved Greece doing good once again (I’m from Spain, not from Greece/Cyprus BTW).

beccaboo1212
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I’m so happy! 😀 #StefaniaForSaturday

Kounis
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Kounis

As a Greek, I feel confident about this entry. Stefania is a white canvas. It all depends on the “painters” interfering with this entry:her teammates. The fact that she is Dutch is also a strong asset. Finally Supergirl, as the songs’ title, seems very promising when it comes to staging magic. Positive vibes till the official announcement of the song…

Milan S.
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Milan S.

I’m sure the exclamation mark in the name of her song will earn her a lot of votes 😀 😀 😀

Minerva
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Minerva

There is another song called ‘Supergirl’ by Reamon. I suppose the Greek team will have to change the name a bit to avoid any possible problems….

Minerva
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Minerva

Ok, I see in the news it is officially ‘Superg!rl’.

Geo
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Geo

Greece needs to make a change, and quick. This kind of ethnic dance-pop songs don’t work anymore… I’ve noticed in the past 5-6 years they’ve flopped..

2014 Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd = 20th in the final
2015 Maria Elena Kyriakou = 19th
2016 Argo = failed to qualify
2017 Demy = 19th
2018 Yianna Terzi = failed to qualify
2019 Katerine Duska = 21th

Make a change, and make it quick. At least a male vocalist, but I suppose now it’s too late

pluma
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pluma

when exacly is the ethnic dance pos songs in that list?

Mara
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Mara

As a Greek i feel disappointed. Nobody in Greece knows her. Greece has many great and talented artists. She is just a mediocre pop singer just like Demy, that will sing a cheesy dated pop song. We need more Greek artists just like Koza Mostra in Eurovision. Greek music is so much better than this.

dutchie
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dutchie

Well, that’s the thing… nobody in Holland knows her either. Except for teenage girls. Maybe the Greek broadcaster think they’ve enlisted a celebrity, but she’s really not. She’ll get some sympathy votes of course, but the rest of it will depend on her song and performance, and I’m quite doubtful about both.

RoboESC
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RoboESC

Her fanbase is 8 – 12 yo kids. Don’t think I would call that teenagers. It’s too soon for her and her audience I’m afraid. But who knows, maybe this will be her breakthrough in adult music.

Fatima
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Fatima

8-12 yo kids who’ll have phones with which they’ll vote.

NickC
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NickC

Koza mostra was amazing! They deserved top 3

Nicky91
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Nicky91

Great act for us dutch 🙂

Denis
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Denis

Not to judge but seems like it will be another erhnic dance pop song. Someone should tell Greece it doesn’t work any more..

Esc1234
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Esc1234

Eleni foureira and Luca Hanni say hi

Denis
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Denis

Eleni was Cyprus and Luca was Switzerland. And Luca was never ethnic sounding, he was more general dance pop The reason it worked for them is because they never tried it before and had choreography to go with it.

Marios
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Marios

last time we sent something similar was in 2012, you good?

NickC
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NickC

Everybody knew this for months. Why now the announcement? Negotiations were involved?

LoveWave
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Ok guys, I saw your comments and I have to say that: Go and watch William’s reaction about Stefania, he says some things about the song , cause he was in the focus group that listened the demos!

Mws
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Mws

I have a Super BOLD prediction about how this song will fair. Cyprus’s 12 points will go to…… GREECE!!!! 😀

Fatima
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Fatima

We’d be lost without you

Lucky Rotterdam
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Lucky Rotterdam

Wait a minute… Kirkorov wants Moldova, Kontopoulos – Greece, so Russia will be free of dream team. Little Big???

Joe
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Joe

Isn’t that usually how it is when Russia-1 runs the selection? Kirkorov and the Dream Team usually work with Channel 1, as I recall (the Tomalchevys and both Sergey entries spring to mind).

Mia
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Mia

If that’s true, I’m glad they will be free from Flopoulos & co.

bastian
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bastian

So happy for her!! Very talented girl that will make Greece proud, im sure about that. Really looking forward to the song!

Leon
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Leon

”Stefania’s song “SUPERGIRL” has been written by Eurovision veteran Dimitris Kontopoulos, Greek production team Arcade and “Scream” lyricist Sharon Vaughn. ”
Arcade???? I thought both lyrics and music of arcade was made by duncan,no???

Azaad
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Azaad

ARCADE is a Greek songwriting team. No relation to Duncan, whose song was Arcade

Mia
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Mia

“Scream” was pretty much bad, it placed 3rd only because of Sergey.

Azaad
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Azaad

It was decent and probably would’ve qualified had it been from any country, but the third place was due to Sergey and Russia. A good song but certainly overrated.

Geo
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Geo

She seems too young and unexperienced to deliver live properly, but we shall see. Hope it won’t be another flop act

Lol
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Lol

Ummmm have you seen her on stage at award shows. She’s done amazing, you really don’t think she’ll be able to deliver at ESC after all the rehearsals come on now ?

Nicky91
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Nicky91

yes i loved in our Kisses and Dancing act, also experience here via our ”the voice kids” on team marco Borsato (who is one of more successful coaches here in our the voice both adult, kids show)

Jo.
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Jo.

S!sters used this “!” trick and it didnt work for them

Jonas
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Jonas

It hasn’t hurt P!nk, tough.

Jo.
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Jo.

she doesn’t use it in her songs tho

Thomas
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Thomas

Its punctuation hardly something to focus on.

beccaboo1212
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Her real name is Alicia Moore, and her stage name is pronounced “pink”

Kosey
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Kosey

Am I the only one who likes Demy’s This is Love? It’s getting a lot of shade on here but I find it an enjoyable, uplifting dance tune. If Supergirl is anything like that, I’d be happy.

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

its generic and meh and kinda cheap in my opinion. the lyrics are just so cheesy, but it would have been a bop in 2005.

Ern
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Ern

For the past 3 years, the Greek entry “looked good on paper,” but they have not been able to deliver a solid live performance.

This girl is adorable, but she’s not as “seasoned” as Demy, Yianna or Katrine. She looks nervous in that videoclip.

Martin.
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Martin.

Dutch media says its going to be an uptempo ethnic pop song 🙂

Mia
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Mia

This title sounds JESC.. We”ll see..

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Don’t know yet what to expect. I hope she’ll sing something creative, youthful and vibrant like “Chameleon”. So, kinda the opposite from “This is Love”.

KESC
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KESC

Am I the only one who is not excited? Besides the fact that her name has been rumoured since the beginning of the season, I’m so sick of countries like Greece, Russia etc going for the same formula again and again, year after year.
Katerine may not have placed well last year, but it was a completely new direction for them. Instead of working on that change, they keep returning to the same old formula again.

I wish her good luck, but I’ve already lost all my excitement for her entry.

Someone
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Someone

Nobody knows where do you see Greece following the same formula every where. Most of the songs since 2010 have been totally different to each other. Learn some Eurovision history plz!

Ashton Schier
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Ashton Schier

Sadly when countries take a risk in Eurovision it is never rewarded for long. Look at Portugal. They won as soon as they made the change with an avant-garde (for Eurovision) entry, and the next year they tried the same formula and came dead last when O Jardim deserved so much better. And then Telemóveis didn’t even qualify. Greece took a risk in the 2000s and was massively rewarded, but then their riskiness became stale as it became commonplace. They tried something new with Katerine, but it didn’t perform well on the night (even tho it was top 5 material).… Read more »

eurofangr
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eurofangr

eurofans criticizing before they even hear the song. Gotta love the toxicity of this fanbase. I dont know yet if I support my country or not because I havent listened to the song yet but I will wish her good luck and make us proud.

Dawid
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Dawid

They criticize formula, not song itself. Like, someone is walking into restaurant and it stinks there. Would you say “Hey, don’t complain. You haven’t tried food yet!”. ? Maybe food is amazing, but it’s smell what bothers people.

eurofangr
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eurofangr

I get what you mean but the comments I saw are about Stefania and the title of the song. Maybe 2-3 were about the whole team and not the song. I’m just tired of people criticizing Greece for going back to what made us a powerhouse in the constest. We tried many different things in the past years. Europeans wanted an ethnic song, we gave them 2 and both of the times we disqualified, we tried out ballads and mid tempo which didnt get us good results. Of coutse we wouldnt keep wasting money on something that has been proven… Read more »

Héctor
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Héctor

I said this before when the rumours started and I’m going to say it again: This girl isn’t ready for Eurovision and her songs sound like basic teenager danceable pop. While some diva lovers (and actual teenage viewers) will definitely love it and stand it, I just feel dissapointed. Yeah, you will say “Wait for the song, we can’t judge yet”, but listening to her songs, her voice and the “dream” team behind, I can’t find any reason why I should expect it to be good. The act is giving me major Demy “This Is Love” vibes, you know what… Read more »

OhhHoney
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OhhHoney

Couldn’t agree more

clayy
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clayy

there’s actually a small segment of the song in this yt video: https://youtu.be/8uO5e2PffgI

*between 0:07 and 0:24*

pepe
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pepe

No, that is from this song
https://youtu.be/6ld47tTuKuA

clayy
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clayy

omg i’m so dumb, thanks for the clarification!

Jessey
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Jessey

Omg you saved my life i tought it was her Eurovision song I was like no it’s so jesc

Disqu
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Disqu

I love her song ”Stupid reasons” but we won’t get a song like that, because of the ”Dream team”..

James
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James

“Supergirl…Supergirl…”

I suddenly remembered that bop from Poland’s national selection that became a theme song to Poland’s Next Top Model.

esc1234
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esc1234

What makes me confident that the song will be more modern that the last attempts of the dream team is the team “Arcade” that are credited as the songwriters along Kontopoulos. They have written several songs for famous Greek artists that were great. Hopefully they saved a bop for Stefania

Azaad
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Azaad

That’s reassuring

Julia
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Julia

Greece will be back in the top 10 after many years
She is talented , she is a great singer and she is very beautiful.
Moreover she has a very experienced team next to her that had an 80% success.
Can’t wait to listen to the song.

jack
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jack

The dream team have managed to be so respected in ERT that its the second time they are choosing them while their entries the last years are totally lacking imagination and interest (except Sergey because he is a great singer). I am confident that there were better candidates, especially the song written by Doron Medalie.

Denis
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Denis

So Greece sucking it up to Netherlands by sending a local act? She doesn’t even has to travel..

Euro.unicorn
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Euro.unicorn

Finally a solo girl!

Azaad
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Azaad

You’ve given VICTORIA and Arilena less attention than the televoters gave S!sters in Tel Aviv

RoboESC
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RoboESC

Hahaha! Still esc 2020 a sausage party

Azaad
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Azaad

At this stage yes but it looks like many of the remaining NFs will be won by women judging by odds and reception to songs.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Am I the only one who is happy about this?
Superhero song. Established producers. Ex-JESC singer. What’s there to complain about, (except admittedly the lack of alternatives from Greece’s broadcaster)?

Colin
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Colin

I love Supergirl, so I’m hyped to have a song named after her on ESC (even though this will *so* going to be a metaphor for self-empowerment). Expecting an energetic youth-oriented banger about self-worth. It could bring something fresh if done right.

Angelika
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Angelika

I love Supergirl, Batwoman and Arrow!

Salesor
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Salesor

And The Flash as well

Whisker
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Whisker

An obvious attempt to woo Dutch votes since the Dutch cannot vote for the Netherlands in the GF? Should it qualify, obvs.

Fizzpunk
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Fizzpunk

Greece will perform in the 2nd semi. The NLD’s will vote in the 1st one tho!! So no connection here

Fys
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Fys

Actually is “Superg!rl”
And don’t judge before listen…

Minerva
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Minerva

There is another song called ‘Supergirl’ by Reamon. I hope Greece changes the title a bit to avoid any possible problems….

xohxoh
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xohxoh

The name of the song is kinda tacky, i don’t expect much.

BANSHEE4THEWIN
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BANSHEE4THEWIN

I’m so sick and tired of this overhyped “dream team” give other people a chance and find another hobby ughh

Fan
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Fan

Exactly! There are so many talented Greek composers and songwriters…
This ”dream” team is so out of date and boring. Enough!

Azaad
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Azaad

They’ve sent good songs for other countries but their song for Demy was awful.

Minerva
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Minerva

Fokas Evangelinos has done an amazing job with staging not only for Greece, but many other countries as well.

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

The song title doesn’t inspire much confidence in the product from me but, as always, first the song, then the opinion.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Kisses n’ Dancing wasn’t a particularly inspiring song title either and I ended up rather enjoying that.

Fan
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Fan

Again with Kontopoulos? Another ”This is Love” type of song…..Boring as always….

First row at ESC & JESC
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First row at ESC & JESC

After that strange / surprising decision from Czech Republic this here with Stefania is my “highlight of the day”. I think Greece has picked the right singer …..now we x the fingers, that “Supergirl” is a banging bop.

Chris
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Chris

Sounds promising – go Greece ?

Marcom
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Marcom

Greece will be much better than Czech Republic

Tom
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Tom

Same things people said last year about Katarine and Yiana Terzi and argo and well u can see the results, CZ was better. It was by far the best national selection so everyone would slaay if they were chosen …

esc1234
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esc1234

Who said the same about Argo? they must be deaf

Nicky91
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Nicky91

they’ll be completely different from each other so no reason to compare those 2

tvescfan
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tvescfan

Actually, the song title is “SUPERG!RL” (à la S!sters).

Source : https://eurovision.ert.gr/stefania-to-supergirl-tis-elladas-sto-roterntam/

Marios
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Marios

that exclamation mark should better be removed

Polegend Godgarina
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eh this is pretty much the typical case of label/producers handing the singer a song and having her to sing it as she’s told to without much artistic freedom. not a fan of this method, but if the song is good i’ll surely enjoy it. i just hope it sounds nothing like you are the only one / x my heart / scream, since kontopoulos wrote it.

EuroSluuuuuutty
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EuroSluuuuuutty

Srbuk ghetto ass was also forced to sing in English and play herself

Azaad
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Azaad

Walking Out at least had some artistic merit as a song.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I actually liked all three of those entries so wouldn’t mind a bit more of the same.

Polegend Godgarina
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the last thing i wanna see is a 16 year old girl singing a cliché’d song that won’t help her career in any ways, honestly

Azaad
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Azaad

Sounding like those three would be fine if the other option is sounding like Demy’s This is Love. But even though Stefania is a competent and charismatic choice, and Greece had worse options for sure, it is a bit disappointing. They took risks in 2018 (Yes Yianna wasn’t the best, but with better staging she could’ve made the final, and being in the semi final of death and losing the diaspora advantage Greece usually has to Eleni and Cyprus handed her disadvantages that most Greek acts don’t have) and 2019 (when Katerine was just robbed undeservedly) and now I feel… Read more »

Thomas
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Thomas

Well at least it is her. I have good feelings about her.