Following the devastating and unprecedented cancellation of Eurovision 2020, silver linings have been popping up around the continent in the shape of Eurovision 2021 confirmations. The latest has come from Athens, with ERT confirming that Stefania will take to the stage for Greece at Eurovision 2021.
In response to the cancellation of the contest, ERT writes:
“ERT has already assessed the very positive reception from Greek and European audiences towards this year’s selection of the talented Stefania Liberakakis, as well as the cooperation we have had with her. ERT intends to continue this cooperation over time, as the EBU’s final decisions become known.”
— ??? ?.?. (@ERTsocial) March 18, 2020
This decision is not only significant for Greece, but also for Dutch audiences, as Stefania was born and raised in The Netherlands.
She has already competed on the Dutch edition of The Voice Kids and for The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision 2016 with the girl group Kisses. It seems only right that Stefania still has the chance to represent one of her countries onstage in her other home country.
Stefania has not yet responded to the cancellation of Eurovision, but we expect her to do so in due course, as she is set to appear on Dutch television this evening, for an interview with Eva Jinek.
What do you think? Are you pleased to hear that Greece has decided to hold onto their representative? Let us know in the comments!