Stefania Greece Eurovision 2021 Last Dance

Stefania Liberakakis — better known as just Stefania — will represent Greece at Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam with her song “Last Dance”.

Stefania was originally due to sing “SUPERG!RL” at Eurovision 2020. However, the contest was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, just like several other countries, Greece opted to retain its singer for 2021.

And now we’ve compiled 10 facts about you need to know about Stefania. Are you ready? Let’s do this!

Greece at Eurovision 2021: Facts about Stefania

1. She’s from the Netherlands

While Stefania’s family hails from the village of Sofikó, in northeastern Greece, she was actually born and raised in Utrecht — the Netherlands’ fourth most populous city. However, she grew up speaking both Dutch and Greek.

2. She is the youngest contestant this year

Born on 17 December 2002, Stefania will be 18-years-old and five months at Eurovision 2021. That means she’s slightly younger than other song contest teens such as Malta’s Destiny (29 August 2002) or Sweden’s Tusse (1 January 2002). Thus, Stefania has the distinction of being the youngest in the class of 2021. She would also have been the youngest contestant at Eurovision 2020.

3. She’s a Junior Eurovision alum

Back in 2016, Stefania represented the Netherlands in Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as part of the girl group Kisses. Consisting of Stefania and Kymora Sade and Sterre Koning, Kisses were internally selected by the Dutch broadcaster after a series of behind-closed-doors auditions. They sang “Kisses and Dancin'” and finished eighth out of 17. The 2016 results were determined by a combination of votes from three sets of juries — adults, children and experts. Kisses were the only act to get points from every single adult jury.

4. Her boyfriend did Junior Eurovision too

Jannes Heuvelmans, Stefania’s boyfriend, represented the Netherlands one year after Stefania in 2017. And like his future love, he was also part of a group. The quartet FOURCE finished fourth with “Love Me”. The popular boyband actually topped the online public vote. Impressively, they’re still making music together almost four years later. Update: Stefania announced on 29 April that the pair have split. They went their separate ways after two and a half years. Stefania assured fans that “we are still friends”.

 

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5. She was on The Voice Kids

Yes, Stefania also had a stint on The Voice Kids in 2013. She sang Alicia Keys’ “No One” at the blind auditions. She convinced the singer Marco Borsato to turn his chair and joined his team. Alas, she was eliminated during the battle round.

6. She also was a member of a children’s choir

After her The Voice adventure, she joined Kinderen voor Kinderen, a children’s choir run by broadcaster BNNVARA. She performed with the choir for two years. Fellow Kisses singer Sterre was also part of the collective.

7. She has a burgeoning solo career

Age isn’t an issue for Stefania. The youngster already has several solo efforts under her belt. Her first solo single “Stupid Things” dropped in 2018. The following year she released three more songs — “Wonder”, “I’m Sorry (Whoops!)” and “Turn Around”. In addition to her Eurovision effort, 2020 also saw her drop “Friday” and “Swipe”.

8. She got her big break at the MAD Video Music Awards

Despite a slew of singles, Stefania had yet to enjoy mainstream success in either the Netherlands or Greece. But that all began to change in the summer of 2019 when she performed at the MAD Video Music Awards —  Greece’s glitziest music award show. Other performers on the night included Eurovision stars Eleni Foureira and Luca Hänni.

The goal was to see if Stefania and the Greek audience had a connection. Backstage, she met Dimitris Kontopoulos – a famous composer of Eurovision songs such as “Shady Lady” (Ukraine 2008), “Hold Me” (Azerbaijan 2013) and “You Are The Only One” (Russia 2016).

Stefania recounted what happened in a series of interviews shortly after her selection. She describes herself as a girl who is usually very shy, but she knew she had to seize this opportunity. She approached Kontopoulos, introduced herself and said that she would like to represent Greece at Eurovision. Stefania asked if they could record some demos together – and that’s exactly what they did. And thus “SUPERG!RL” was born. The team reunited for “Last Dance”.

9. She’s an actor

Besides singing, Stefania has also made a name for herself in the world of acting. Her roles include playing Fenna in the Dutch teen series Brugklas and voicing Lady Rose in the Dutch dub of the fantasy adventure film Dolittle.

10. She does covers

Stefania has a substantial YouTube following of over 92,000 subscribers. She treats them to lots of great content, including original songs and fun games. But she also likes to interpret hits by other artists. Among her most popular covers are Dua Lipa’s “New Rules”, Stevie Wonder and Arianna Grande’s “Faith” and Kygo’s “Stargazing”. She’s also done a duet with her boyfriend Jannes, taking on “Over And Over Again” by Nathan Sykes and Arianna Grande.

Are you excited that Stefania will be back in May? What do you think of “Last Dance”? Let us know in the comments.

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Ende
Ende
19 days ago

What is wrong with 50 yo women ?

Esc addict
Esc addict
19 days ago

Good luck to her and to Greece! I wish her a good result.

Alex
Alex
19 days ago

I love SWIPE, the beat is sick! It’s in Dutch but i wish it was the Dutch entry for Eurovision or the entry for Greece in English/Greek lyrics. Make sure you listen to it! Stefania is stunning, so beautiful!! She’s not as popular as some media made her look. I have asked Dutch people and no one knows her but i think she is mostly known in Kidz shows/TV programmes. Also, none of her singles charted in the Netherlands. To be honest, I don’t really think she approached Kontopoulos, it\s quite impossible actually. Rumours say that Kontopoulos got the green… Read more »

Batkas
Batkas
19 days ago

She is so adorable

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
19 days ago

Guys please stop shaming Destiny for the way she looks, eurofans are better than this, I thought we embraced the concept of being different and love each other? Please dont be toxic just because you are afraid shes gonna do better than your favourite

Sonam
Sonam
19 days ago

PREACH!!!

Alex
Alex
19 days ago

Why do you think he meant Destiny? Destiny does not look like a cat lady in her fifties.

I do agree that Stefania looks so fresh, exactly like her age and without any lip injections and heavy make=up like many influencers of her age.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
19 days ago

She released a song called SWIPE with ( a cutie named ) Rein, I wish they competed with that in Eurovision, it would be amazing!
But Last Dance is my absolute favourite this year so no complains hih <3

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
19 days ago

Well, if they competed with SWIPE, then Stefania should represent Netherlands lol. Unless they were going to make an English version. However, I believe Last Dance is a much more powerful song and more suitable for Stefania

Nina
Nina
19 days ago

Talented girl and good song!

Una
Una
19 days ago

Refering to fact number 8, what is K’s pull factor to have so many acts in Eurovision? There are other talented people out there too. In all countries, actually.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
19 days ago
Reply to  Una

Actually, songs that had success in Greece (the inclusion of Aisel in MadWalk is still mysterious, but Dream Team yk) are presented in Mad shows. And almost every year, the artist that will represent Greece (or Cyprus) next year has appeared in the previous Mad VMA (at least after 2016, when apparently there was no national selection in neither Greece nor Cyprus, without including Demy 2017, when they selected the artist, but not the song). It’s like a “crash test” for the performers, cause they don’t have any worries for singing (as every song is pre-recorded and singers just lipsync)… Read more »

Alex
Alex
19 days ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Aysel was invited because of Kontopoulos’ connections. Azerbaijan is not a close nation to Greece and Aisel ofc is completely unknown so the ‘dream team’ used their connections to influence the public but also the Greek jury (check how many times the Greek jury had awarded the entries from dream team the maximum votes!)

Leo
Leo
19 days ago

I like the fact that Greece is trying hard to bring a great show, but then doesn’t create fake hype around their entry
Unlike some countries this year…

Last edited 19 days ago by Leo
Roodi
Roodi
19 days ago
Reply to  Leo

What did the Maltese team say?

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
19 days ago
Reply to  Leo

If I may say so, you talk more about Malta than they do about themselves. Under every article, even the ones not about Destiny, you are there to talk about her. Some love affairs start with denial and attacks you know. Maybe you should ask William to set you up with Destiny because it sounds like you’re going through an addiction. I’m sure he can get in touch with her easily 😉

Roodi
Roodi
19 days ago

Get a life bitch

Sot
Sot
19 days ago

Wishing her all the best! She’s a little underrated in my opinion but 10th in the odds is something Greeks must be proud of, considering the improvement since last year!

Maartijn
Maartijn
19 days ago

11th fact: Winner of 2021
I’ll probably get down votes for this 😀

Manuel Treill
Manuel Treill
19 days ago
Reply to  Maartijn

C’mon dude… I am Greek too and I recognize that this will not happen…

Top 10 hopefully is in the cards but winning? No

Sot
Sot
19 days ago
Reply to  Manuel Treill

At least we can hope, I love Stefania

Maartijn
Maartijn
19 days ago
Reply to  Manuel Treill

I’m from Turkey lol but why won’t it happen c’mon we have a right to get hyped. It’s a really great song, it’s a song that we could’ve heard from Dua Lipa. It’s quality.

Kas
Kas
19 days ago
Reply to  Maartijn

13th fact: ERT don’t give a damn about esc the last 8 years

…top 15 or something like that, if the song qualify

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
19 days ago
Reply to  Kas

Where are you from? 😉

Sot
Sot
19 days ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

Her? Possibly Greece, knowing so well the situation there… If she’s from somewhere else then I don’t think it’s right to talk about such a sensitive topic.

Kas
Kas
19 days ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

Sot has a point. By the way today Stefania was incredibly sweet and fresh…I really enjoy…that she sang the Spanish entry…as well as her preference to the germanic horror (todays trolling).