“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.”
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