“Let’s dance, our last dance”, sings Stefania on her newly released Eurovision 2021 entry “Last Dance”. The song sees the Dutch-born Greek representative take us back to the 1980s in a very 2020s way, while throwing in a nod to ancient Greek mythology for good measure.

Stefania releases “Last Dance” (Greece Eurovision 2021)

The music video debuted on ERT’s streaming service ERTFLIX on Wednesday afternoon, ahead of its general release on Spotify at 18:30 CET and YouTube at 21:00 CET. The Greek team tells wiwibloggs that “the video clip balances between realism and a dream state. It is enriched with elements from Greek mythology, presented in a beautiful and modern way”.

And indeed, we see lots of nods to the legends of yore. Stefania is transported from a contemporary streetscape to a land of legends. She comes to Atlas’ rescue while riding Pegasus. In another scene, she watches as the modern city sinks beneath the sea, à la Atlantis. It’s not clear who Stefania is supposed to be. Her prophetic message of dancing for the last time may point towards Cassandra. Although her actions seem to unleash a series of cataclysmic events, so she could also be Pandora. Or maybe she’s a goddess overseeing this clash of the titans?

The team tells us that the message of both the song and the video is that every ending is a new beginning

“Last Dance” is written by a team of Eurovision veterans including Dimitris Kontopoulos (“You Are The Only One” and “Shady Lady”), Greek production team Arcade and Sharon Vaughn (“Scream” and “Waterline”). This is the team behind Stefania’s 2020 entry “Superg!rl”. They know her well and have watched her evolve over the past year — realities that will no doubt make “Last Dance” one to remember.

Stefania on “Last Dance”

In an interview with Hello magazine, Stefania tells us more about her 2021 song. The entry “is very different from ‘SUPERG!RL’,” she says. “This was a big challenge for the whole team. We wanted the best artistic result without repeating ourselves.”

“What emerged is a melodic, dynamic and modern piece with some 80s elements. I am excited and I hope that on March 10, the whole of Greece will share my enthusiasm.”

“‘Last Dance’ is a very up-tempo track, but it manages to maintain the sensitivity and melody that are usually lost in very dynamic songs.”

Asked about her chances of winning, she stayed modest and focused on what matters most: doing her very best.

“Our whole team believes a lot in our song that we have this year,” she says. “A prediction does not make sense. We put all our efforts to have an excellent stage presentation and we want Greece and the Greeks wherever they are to feel proud of the result they will see.”

What do you think of “Last Dance”? Let us know below.

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Nils
Nils
1 month ago

when did greece lose all of its mojo? i’m sorry, but this simply isn’t good or interesting enough. their third nq.

Mws
Mws
1 month ago

This song sounds and looks like it was written and produced by teenagers. Like a High School project.

london Boy
london Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  Mws

Shame that you don’t sound like one.. your views do sound sooo old fashioned indeed

Mws
Mws
1 month ago
Reply to  london Boy

It has the feel of a Junior Eurovision track. Not refined or artistic enough.

raspadinha
raspadinha
1 month ago

I’m not into this song. Lyrics seem a bit generic and random. I don’t feel it.

nick
nick
1 month ago

Top 5 material. I hope they do great staging.

Frank Arthur
Frank Arthur
1 month ago

Well,not a winner song,absolutely,but can be in the final and be btw 15 to20 place.

Kounis
Kounis
1 month ago

Dreamy images, accompanying a lovely song! Job well done. We need these uplifting songs especially nowadays, with all these grey elements surrounding us…

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
1 month ago

It’s not bad, but it leaves me rather indifferent actually.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago

sounds like something raylee would sing. it’s 80s but in an uncool way, idk how she’s gonna pull it off

Danielito
Danielito
1 month ago

No way. Raylee’s Hero was actually a hideous copy of 80’s music motives which resulted to a stereotypical eurovision 3 minutes song. Greece’s song sounds much different, more theatrical/dramatic and definitely a contemporary song, with selective use of some 80’s elements ( bits of disco, anthemic chorus and maybe a bit of glam rock). I recon that the sound colour of both songs maybe similar to some ears but I think its a completely different philosophy behind each one.

otis
otis
1 month ago

If this song was Russia or Sweden (cause it is the type that both countries would send to ESC) they would be already top 3 in bets…

but ok 😉 i guess this will happen due time 😉

raspadinha
raspadinha
1 month ago
Reply to  otis

could be, but Sweden hasn’t been all that great with the televote lately. Mostly is the jury that boosts them.

otis
otis
1 month ago
Reply to  raspadinha

ohh i am talking only about bets. not results

@ivanmckenziemx
@ivanmckenziemx
1 month ago

Not bad but… interesting. Its a dance song, wich I love and theres never enough dance songs, but it doesnt say too much. Its Greece, they have a huge music industry with amazing singers and songs… I would choose that instead of this generic song that could be Azerbaijan

karworld
karworld
1 month ago

May this mean the return of the air fans to ESC?

Mar
Mar
1 month ago

it is quite generic and old-fashioned. I loved their song last year 🙁

raspadinha
raspadinha
1 month ago
Reply to  Mar

I too prefered last year’s, even though it was a bit juvenile, it was more melodic.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

Honestly, the Greek song is as good as anything I’ve heard this year. For me, it’s clearly the quality female “dance” entry and nothing else comes close.
Can’t see it being anything other than top five. What an improvement!

Who am I?
Who am I?
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Wait till you see the live performance you might even consider top 3 😉

Polliu
Polliu
1 month ago

What’s the trend of the throwback sound?

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Polliu

If you mean the sound that reminds of SUPERG!RL is so that they pay tribute to their 2020 songs that they will never have the chance to sing on Eurovision stage

Jake
Jake
1 month ago

I don’t like the first minute, but the rest of the song is amazing for me.

Irishfan
Irishfan
1 month ago

I think this sounds a bit dated and impact. Last year’s song seemed more ethnic and stood out more.

Irishfan
Irishfan
1 month ago
Reply to  Irishfan

Lacks impact

Monika
Monika
1 month ago

Nothing spectacular, just…meh

otis
otis
1 month ago

i really wonder why a song like this that takes so much positive reaction and many tops is not going better in bets and bulgaria that chose one of the worst songs of them and everyone really not like it a lot is not going down in bets…!!! And dont you dare telling me that betting offices had bulgaria up in bets no matter which song she would choose. Her song lacks of a loooot of things in order to be sooooo up in bets!!!

Aerin
Aerin
1 month ago
Reply to  otis

Doing well in bets won’t help them win though, isn’t it? People gonna lose their cash, let them be.

otis
otis
1 month ago
Reply to  Aerin

its true but ok for 2 months before only bets can show the power of a song… too bad but is true… it grows expectations.. sooo being good in bets now is worthy!!! but i cant connect the hype of bulgarian song that they all are dissapointed and the bets soo up when the greek is loved and bets are stable

london Boy
london Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  otis

Well our wonderful Queen of all Fire was 18 in the betting odds and we all know where it got after.. This is clearly a dark horse, dark as Pegasus 🙂

Who am I?
Who am I?
1 month ago
Reply to  otis

Haha Don’t worry about the bets… if people don’t want to win money it’s their own lose

Darren
Darren
1 month ago

Going to get downvoted, but what’s new?

Anyway

The Weeknd -Blinding Lights in parts. It clearly inspired her, and the production team.
Good but that’s all I hear when I hear it. I think it will qualify, Greece normally do quite well in the televote and Stefania is well known in the ESC world.
It will do well. I have it as 11th/12th.

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Well blinding lights at the start abd in the chorus, mixed with Bulgaria 2017 in the pre-chorus.

Brötchen
Brötchen
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Oh and is it Bad Romance too?

Who am I?
Who am I?
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

That’s a good comparison. Blinding lights was the number 1 song of the year worldwide

Last edited 1 month ago by Who am I?
notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Why y’all trying to find in any song a plagiarism? If there was plagiarism the EBU would eventually disqualify the song, like they have done in the past I think. Remember, Blinding Lights and Last Dance are both in 80s style with modern elenents. So it’s kinda logic to find similarities.

Last edited 1 month ago by notyourtoy
Alex
Alex
1 month ago

this is nice and modern. i guess the staging will be amazing! it’s def not the best but it’s a good effort and a better song than the other kontopoulos songs like Estonia and Moldova.

they are luck Raylee is not representing Norway haha!

Stefania looks stunning!

AndersP
AndersP
1 month ago

Much prefer this to last year’s. It’s a lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing this on stage.

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

Better than last year attemp, for sure. Lyrics are good, video is on point and the vocals are okey too. It needs the staging. Certainly it isn’t groundbreaking but is interesting and enjoyable, there are just some parts too Eurovisive but overall is a pleasant surprise. One of the best uptempo songs this year.

Zander25
Zander25
1 month ago

Wow thank you at least this time I am not going to listen to a short snippet because yesterday I put this on a loop and I can’t count how many times I repeat listening to the snippet. This is such an upgrade for me it’s way better than her 2020 song.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Side note: add Bulgaria to the list of countries with the same artist but a better entry. First time listening to “Imaginary Friend” and man is it good. Best Bulgarian entry I’ve ever heard.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Its gold. I hope she picks it, rumours say its another one though! *praying*

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Nope, it’s the one. Been confirmed, I believe.

Who am I?
Who am I?
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Personally I liked last year’s Bulgarian entry better… but this is good too

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Lol, told you

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

LOL

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

I like the chorus, not much the verses tho.

Helena G.
Helena G.
1 month ago

Though it’s called “last dance”, this is definitely not last position! Go girl! Eyes on the prize!

Last edited 1 month ago by Helena G.
Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I love it! Already listening to it on repeat <3

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

Just heard it on YouTube! Absolutely loved it! Congratulations Stefania and Greece! You will do great this year!

AM2PM
AM2PM
1 month ago

Hated Supergirl, in fact it was in my bottom three last year…. this is pure quality and not what I would expect from one of the younger artists at the contest.

The young female artists like Stefania, Roxen, and Victoria are really bringing it this year. I’m sure Malta will be on that list too.

Erik
Erik
1 month ago

Very interesting. Liked the 2020 song. Like this one. And the video connects the two songs well. I’m trying to figure out the symbolic with the green man traffic light symbol

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
1 month ago
Reply to  Erik

Lately, things ( like the virus ) have stopped us from dreaming ( red ), but its just for a while, it will become green fast, because this isnt our last dance!

London Boy
London Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  Erik

We are young, walking carelessly until pandemic lockdown happens(red light)..devastation in the world.. but hope appears and with it lots of courage and light and life will continue for all of us again soon(green light)

Erik
Erik
1 month ago

Will premiere in 10 minutes it says

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  Erik

And I cannot find it on Spotify. So I’m not sure what everyone comments about

justafan
justafan
1 month ago
Reply to  Erik

The song was available in the national greek broadcast streaming service until half an hour ago. It will be on Spotify on Friday.

Ffs
Ffs
1 month ago

It’s not bad. Definitely going to the Final with a good stage presentation

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Heard Iceland’s leak – aside from the annoying voice watermark on the video, it sounds pretty solid! Not the incessant earworm that “Think About Things” was, but still pretty good!

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Where is it?

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Just search “Dadi Freyr 10 Years” on YouTube and it’ll come up. If you click the “Vevo” link, the baby voice is just a watermark the channel put on.

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Actually the baby voice makes it better lmao.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Weird. I only found a 19-second snippet on YouTube. Probably got deleted.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

It might not be as good as last year but I don’t think it’s out of contention. This has a lot of potential for the staging to be really really fun.

Stef
Stef
1 month ago

When they said it’s gonna have 80s vibes I was hoping to be similar to ”Heaven’s Not That Far Away” by Suured tüdrukud and/or ”Real Groove” by Kylie. I hate to say that being Greek and living in Greece this is a disappointment for me and it’s not on my TOP10 list. Cyprus, Finland, Albania, Italy, Serbia and San Marino are my favorite songs so far…and Iceland if what we have listened tonight is the real track!

esc1234
esc1234
1 month ago

As a Greek, it would make more sense if San Marino’s entry was ours and vice versa. It’s ok, nothing remarkable but I bet my money that it will open semifinal 2

Marios Messios
Marios Messios
1 month ago
Reply to  esc1234

You might be right actually!!!

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

I just want to ask moderators have they changed anything regarding the editing of comments??? Because for *several* of my comments the editing option expired way before 15 minutes mark!!! I hope it’s just a glitch, but it happened a few times in one day. 🙁

Lars
Lars
1 month ago

Wiwibloggs 2022: Greece and Cyprus release first 3 seconds on Spotify after first 2 seconds were released on youtube 4 hours before

otis
otis
1 month ago
Reply to  Lars

if this didnt happen you would see bananas in the video. so yes its better 🙂 money dude. all eurovision needs money soo 🙂

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  otis

Well we saw Head & Soulders and something for your nails in Cyprus, so it doesn’t make sense at all

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago

What an improvement. Will happily add her to the list of performers last year whose songs have gotten better.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
1 month ago

San Marino definetely, Greece yes, Australia maybe… Who else would you add?

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

Definitely Spain, likely Czech Republic, perhaps Austria.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Fair, I enjoy Spain, couldnt stand last years song.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago

San Marino for sure. Greece yes. Czech Republic. Belgium. Moldova. Spain in my personal opinion. Slovenia and Estonia even if the improvement was only slight.

Australia, Netherlands, and Switzerland feel about the same level as last year. Maybe Ukraine too but I still need time to warm up to it.

I liked Ireland, Serbia, Romania, Austria, Israel, and Lithuania better last year even if people might not agree with me on all of those.

Nothing can top tears getting sober but I’m still deeply impressed with all of Victoria’s/Bulgaria’s songs this year anyway. Can’t wait to see what she picks.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Off the top of my head: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Moldova (but that isn’t saying much), San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, and Ukraine have all picked songs that are even better than what those artists sent last year (I have a good feeling I’ll be saying the same about Georgia, North Macedonia, and the UK when those are out). The rest are either as good as what the artists sent last year (Israel, Netherlands, Romania) and only a few are actually worse (Austria and Slovenia).

Who am I?
Who am I?
1 month ago

This songs will appeal to both juries and the audience. Greece knows what their doing and This will go far

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

Oh, yeah, this is a pretty cool song! We have a quite a few of bangers this year, but this one is more uplifting than seductive and I think it will do quite well. I like it. 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

This crossed my mind too. The fandom loves a sexy and/or edgy bop, but this is, let’s say, “more family oriented”. And in opposite of “Supergirl”, it sounds more adult without losing its innocence.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

As it should, as she is only 18. Kuddos to them!

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

I agree, both songs were very suited for Stefania’s age.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

It’s a great musical transition from a girl’s seventeenth year to eighteenth. 🙂 This feels more adult, but still very youthful.
We’ll never get to verify this, but if was putting my money on any entry to qualify, but not finish in top 10 in 2020, it would’ve been Superg!rl. I don’t know why, but I totally had that vibe from it.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

100% agree. But with Fokas, you never know. If he brings his A game miracles happen ( Moldova 2018! )

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Totally agree.

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
1 month ago

I like this song a lot more than Superg!rl last year. That song felt like a Junior Eurovision song translated to English, and Last Dance is a better fit for the grown-up addition. It’s actually in my top five of songs, so well done Greece! Good luck to Stefania.

Jago
Jago
1 month ago

Much better than last year! Great song.

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

Strong entry, a bit generic but definitely one of the strongest songs in semi final 2. A sure qualifier but not a winner

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

This is not the substitute for “Lost in a Dance” (I’m still grieving) that I was hoping for, but it’s a pleasant track, Stefania has a good voice for pop music. The chorus it’s 80’s by the books, but gives it some charm to a song that’s not different from many other things we’ve seen before in Eurovision. Staging will probably decide its fate, because this semi is full of bops.

knorkator
knorkator
1 month ago

Is the song called “Lest dance” or “Last dance”? She definitely sings “Lest”.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  knorkator

Lest we forget.

Makis
Makis
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

This comment is pure gold

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  knorkator

She tells Last Dance more like Læst dance and it kinda sounds like Let’s dance

Maria Livaniou
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

My heart was born a radical Electric and dynamical I never listened to the remedies With no forevers, no eternities Holding on beyond the night For a shadow that feels right Holding on beyond the night to you [Pre-Chorus] If the dreams we made are made of fire I would give a life just to live the dream again If our hearts are hanging on a wire Let’s forget the world below and dance until the end [Chorus] Let’s danc? Our last dance A rockin’ romance This ain’t our last dance L?t’s dance Oh-oh-oh-ooh-ooh Oh-woah-woah-ooh Oh-oh-oh-ooh-ooh-ooh [Verse 2] My heart… Read more »

Andi
Andi
1 month ago
Reply to  knorkator

Well, it’s more American English then.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
1 month ago

I like the song more that her song from last year.

MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
1 month ago

So right now my standing 1. Eric Saade 2. Stefania 3. Blas Canto 4. Gjons Tears. I think blas and stefania are more guilty pleasures of mine since it’s not likely they win. I think Eurovision is definitely between Eric and Gjon.

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 month ago

Better than last year and San Marino but still too generic.
And Iceland as leaked and bye bye bookmakers.

Mircs
Mircs
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicolas

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Last edited 1 month ago by Mircs
Eurofan
Eurofan
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicolas

I listened Island and it was a huge let down!
Now, I’ll wait Malta and Latvia

Benny Hill
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurofan

Dadi dropped in odds below Switzerland, France and Italy in a matter of minutes so it must be a dud.

Last edited 1 month ago by Benny Hill
Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Where did you find the song? Where is it leaked? I’ll wait until it’s officially out to listen to it and make up my own opinions.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Can you send a link or it’s just a snippet?

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy
poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago

It might not be as good as last time, but I don’t think it’s bad? Knowing his typical style I was expecting something like this. Pretty sure Iceland will still qualify.

EmilyG
EmilyG
1 month ago

Till now this is the most current song of the season. It has life outside Eurovision.

Last edited 1 month ago by EmilyG
london Boy
london Boy
1 month ago

The song is a relevant story the whole planet has been going through with the lockdowns and pandemic.. That’s why she is walking on an empty street alone, a The song is a relevant story the whole planet has been going through with the lockdowns and pandemic.. That’s why she is walking on an empty street alone, a young girl full of dreams.. All of a sudden everything stops.. Feels drowning, whole world is sinking.. But she keeps her hopes and flies away and she lands where ATLAS holds the earth touches him and the water is released and the… Read more »