Last year she was going to take “Superg!rl” to the Eurovision stage. Now Greek broadcaster ERT has announced that Stefania will sing “Last Dance” at Eurovision 2021. The song is said to be in the style of 80s pop, a similar sound to recent releases from Dua Lipa.
The broadcaster confirmed details today of Greece’s entry for Eurovision 2021. “Last Dance” has been written by Eurovision veteran Dimitris Kontopoulos, Greek production team Arcade and “Scream” lyricist Sharon Vaughn — also the team behind Stefania’s 2020 entry “Superg!rl”.
The staging will be created 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.
Stefania’s song was internally selected by ERT’s song selection committee in collaboration with Stefania’s creative team.
While the song has been selected, the final version of the song is yet to be completed. Greek Eurovision blog Eurovision fun report that in coming days Stefania will travel to Greece to work on the final recording of the song. The music video will be shot in February, directed by Kostas Karydas, who was also behind the “Superg!rl” video.
What does “Last Dance” sound like?
While the song title has been released, fans will have to wait longer to hear the song itself. However, some Eurovision media have already heard a preview of the song.
Wiwibloggs’ own William Lee Adams says, “I can confirm the “Superg!rl” singer of 2020 has morphed into Superwoman for 2021. The song has a more mature sound and is bang on trend with its 80s pop vibe.”
While Eurovision Fun describe the song as being “faithful to the musical current of the time (80s pop), but with a modern orchestration, highlighting in the best way the voice skills of Stefania. It could very well be a song by Dua Lipa, while it also stands out lyrically.”
Eurovision Fun also note that the song lyrics address some of the situations faced in 2020, particularly young people missing out on important moments from their lives. The song’s message is that “the future must be bright since it cannot and will not be the last dance.”
Eurovision Fun say that the Greek broadcaster is aiming high — hoping that “Last Dance” will deliver the best Greek Eurovision result in a decade.
Stefania is a Greek-Dutch singer who previously represented The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision 2016. She was internally selected to represent Greece at Eurovision 2020 before its cancellation. The Greek broadcaster then reselected her to return to Eurovision 2021.
What do you think? Does “Last Dance” sound like it has the right ingredients? Are you looking forward to hearing it? Tell us your thoughts below!
Having heard Stefania’s #Eurovision 2021 song “Last Dance”, I can confirm the “Supergirl” singer of 2020 has morphed into Superwoman for 2021. The song has a more mature sound and is bang on trend with its 80s pop vibe? ? pic.twitter.com/hrDmq1JPc3
— William Lee Adams (@willyleeadams) January 7, 2021