Fans of Greek mythology were given a special treat during Stefania‘s Eurovision 2021 music video for “Last Dance”. In one of the most memorable moments of the video, Greece’s star jumps off a building and onto a black Pegasus. Later, she encounters Atlas with the world in his hands. Now, despite rumours swirling in Dutch media and beyond, Stefania has confirmed to Wiwibloggs that her stage show will NOT feature a winged horse, created from the blood of Medusa, or the Titan condemned to hold up the heavens.

Greece’s Stefania confirms there will not be a Pegasus in Eurovision 2021 staging

Stefania spoke with me on Tuesday from ERT studios in Athens, where she’s currently rehearsing with her dancers.

The 18-year-old — who is this year’s youngest contestant — has a clear perspective on “Last Dance” and its meaning. “If something ends, something new starts,” she says. “There is never an end. If you have a bad dream you can make it your own fantasy. It’s what you see in the video….I turn my dream into one of my best dreams ever.” And in that dream we see the teen star jump off a building before landing on her Pegasus. The director had her film it several times to get it just right: “Kostas said, ‘Sweetie you have to jump and you have to make it beautiful — the jump of your dreams!”

Among other things, Stefania says she can’t choose between her two Eurovision entries, which she describes as her “dream songs”. She loves the ethnic vibe of “Superg!rl”, and the “80s vibes” and “Dua Lipa style” of “Last Dance”.

Stefania also adores the songwriter behind them — Dimitris Kontopoulos. “He has a lot of ideas — every time we are in the studio he has an idea….He really knows me as a person, so that’s making it really easy to work with each other.” Apparently he also helps her with her Greek.

And what of stage director Fokas Evangelinos? “He inspires me…he is a really open person,” she says, noting that he’s encouraging her to make the most of her Eurovision moment.

Stefania also discusses her excitement and surprise over the betting odds, her stage outfit from noted designer Vrettos Vrettakos (“It’s like a dream outfit for me”), her Dutch-Greek identity and her love of Greece.

“They are so kind, so open,” she says of the people she’s met. “The vibe here is so nice….maybe I will live here. I am obsessed with Greece, I am obsessed with Athens!”

At times she has to pinch herself to believe it’s all real. “I have a career in Greece,” she says. “This was my dream. Last night I was crying because this is my dream. People in Greece know me.”

Are you loving her warm vibe and infectious laugh as much as we are? What do you hope to see on the Eurovision stage? Let us know in the comments box down below!

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Kas
Kas
3 months ago

With this logic potential shock Winner ? Don’t think either…

rainer1
rainer1
3 months ago

It will be the best, most beautiful, most fantastic and most sensational achievement of all time ……. if it works.
it will be exhausting

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  rainer1

Did you sse it with your own eyes…or just transfer rumors ?

EmilyG
EmilyG
3 months ago

this will never happen

Konstantinos
Konstantinos
3 months ago

Thanks God for not having a Pegasus or Atlas. I am Greek, seeing a Pegasus/Atlas in music video ( with great visual effects) was really cool but not suitable for Eurovision. Probably it would seem as cheap as “swimming Demy” in 2017, so better without Pegasus or Atlas. I can’t imagine what Fokas Evagelinos has prepared but I hope it will be as great as possible! PS: Stefania, our little star, gives me Kalomoira’s vibes. I mean, she is friendly and happy but at the same time she is shy and girly with a bright smile. As Kalomoira sang back… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Konstantinos
Rob
Rob
3 months ago

This interview maked me smile! I wish i could meet Stefania! She looks adorable and so friendly!

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob

To take another interview…?

Ern
Ern
3 months ago

Last time Greece made top 10 was back in 2013 with “Alcohol is Free.”

I think Stephania has a really great shot at comfortably making it into the top 10, provided she’s able to deliver a good live performance.

Also, as many have been saying, she has the same youthful energy Kalomira had. Note that she’s six years younger than Kalomira was at the time, and also the youngest participant in the contest this year (Note: Kalomira was not the youngest that year).

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  Ern

Kalomira was my totally winner together with the rest top 4 Ukraine, Norvege, Turkey and Israel….but Russias entry was a must win….big fish eat the smallest ones always…

vangelis vt
vangelis vt
3 months ago
Reply to  Ern

Kalomira was the nation’s sweetheart long before ESC and radiated good cheer and sheer joyfulness. She also played the Lolitta part perfectly. Somehow I don’t see Stefania in the same vein. She may be a better singer but that’s it.

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  vangelis vt

She never play any kind of lolita thing…

Darren O'Connor
Darren O'Connor
3 months ago

I am quite disappointed but I am expecting a bigger and better alternative.I would like to really see her push the envelope in relation to her stage performance.

VlaD
VlaD
3 months ago

Thanks GOD!!!!

Popeye Spinach
Popeye Spinach
3 months ago
Reply to  VlaD

You are welcome!

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  Popeye Spinach

Could you stop pandemia please ?

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago

Let’s be honest, a pegasus on stage would be tacky af.

Ern
Ern
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

It would have been a disaster.

Remember Demy’s “goddess” image that they projected onto that waterfall? Yeah, as embarrassingly bad as that.

Last edited 3 months ago by Ern
PP77
PP77
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie
Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago
Reply to  PP77

Was this supposed to be impressive? Exactly what I meant.

eurovisionfun
eurovisionfun
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Katy’s tiger looks impressive though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHWRqiljo8M

Alo
Alo
3 months ago

There’s a lot of hype around the greek staging.. Let’s hope for them that we won’t be disappointed when we see the rehearsal.

Manuel Treill
Manuel Treill
3 months ago
Reply to  Alo

Hopefully it won’t turn out to bit them in the a– in the end because the expectations, dare I say, are sky-high

Micky
Micky
3 months ago
Reply to  Manuel Treill

?

Last edited 3 months ago by Micky
Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
3 months ago

I dont even know why the pegasus rumour got so big, how did everyone expect them to do it??
Since horses ( animals ) arent allowed on the stage… Just how? It would look so tacky and cheap in every way!

Last edited 3 months ago by Thisisntourlastdance
Ende
Ende
3 months ago

Oh no please… if the big innovation is her having cables to hold her and make her fly….what’s next ? Smoke and fake fire ?

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
3 months ago

She wont be flying 😛 Sorry!

Ende
Ende
3 months ago

Excellent ! Cause Conchita Wurst already did it for opening show in Vienna.

Ende
Ende
3 months ago

YES !!!! I was so scared it would be a cheap pegasus effect. Make this show iconic, girl !

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  Ende

Like luna park flying horses ?

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

she is so sweet and stunning. Like a 2021 version of Kalomira but more talented (love both!)

I think Greece has a very good song but even though they did not get massive hype in the beginning, i think rehearsals will boost this entry. I hope they won’t mess it up like previous Greek entries (2017, 2018, 2019).

Corey
Corey
3 months ago

This promo photo is the worst one I’ve seen of her, the face looks very odd. There are far better photos of her than this, also one thing that bothers me is that young people seem to be pushed to that adulthood more and more and young girls are made to look more mature than they are.

Batkas
Batkas
3 months ago
Reply to  Corey

I agree with you that the cover pic is so bad! But you got me lost after…
“young girls are made to look more mature than they are…” this statement has nothing to do with Stefania. It’s exactly the opposite. Maybe you got confused with Destiny?

Corey
Corey
3 months ago
Reply to  Batkas

Sorry maybe a wrong choice of word from me, I meant mature as in sexy and such, usually kids and young adults are almost forced to have a sex appeal.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Corey

actually i like it because she looks more mature than last year’s schoolgirl Sabrina the witch.

She looks like a model in that photoshoot and it’s quite different.

Corey
Corey
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I just feel like young girls are pushed to look more and more sexy.

London Boy
London Boy
3 months ago
Reply to  Corey

Have you watched her interview? Did you see a sexy girl or a young healthy fresh image? You always look to find something..

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  Corey

Right…but not for this girl

Last edited 3 months ago by Kas
Nadja
Nadja
3 months ago
Reply to  Corey

I remember seeing a comments somewhere on the internet, where people were talking how sexy Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) is made to look and how creepy it was when older men, well men in their 20’s and 30’s, were drooling all over her and fantazising to have s** with her! Talk about creepy, and back then she was like 15, while those men commented how good “rides” they offer to her.

Ern
Ern
3 months ago
Reply to  Corey

I was thinking the same thing. She’s a beautiful girl. They should just make her look natural, as she does in her videos.

Batkas
Batkas
3 months ago

I am so rooting for Stefania!
I hope she will blow our minds during the rehearsals 🙂

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
3 months ago
Reply to  Batkas

In 2015, Greece was my #12, Cyprus my #34

In 2016, Greece was my #41, Cyprus my #24

In 2017, Greece was my #15, Cyprus my #31

In 2018, Greece was my #16, Cyprus my #1

In 2019, Greece was my #10, Cyprus my #5

In 2020, Greece was my #5, Cyprus my #31

And this year, Greece is my #2 and Cyprus my #6 (for now, this might change with staging).

So, did I always have Greece or Cyprus in my #1? No, only once, when Cyprus ended actually 2nd!

Last edited 3 months ago by notyourtoy
Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

2015-There is no Greece either Cyprus 2016-There is no Greece, Cyprus although their ‘somebody told me’ copy issues were in my top 5 2017-Well deserved place for Greece same with my order, there is no Cyprus 2018- Greece Studio version just in my top10 and a well deserved NQ, CYPRUS my NUMBER ONE !!! Fuegoooo 4ever 2019-Greece Studio version interesting in my top 10…but semilive was horrible, should NQ. Duska was awful to the final too…worst than Rakintzis…, Cyprus in my top 15 a generic panic song…well deserved place for the wanna be singer-cucamber. 2021 Greece in my 10th place… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Kas
esc1234
esc1234
3 months ago
Reply to  Batkas

speak for yourself first, Bjorn.

Sonam
Sonam
3 months ago
Reply to  Batkas

what is your own ranking for Last dance out of the 39? Just curious. Peace

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
3 months ago
Reply to  Batkas

#racism

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

He has some points but generalize the issue in a bad manner for everyone and everything.

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

Please stop the usage of this used condom word in any case, dia pasa noson ke malakian. Enough. Talk and argue with Rasmus with proofs.

Last edited 3 months ago by Kas
Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
3 months ago
Reply to  Kas

LOL. If you can’t see the stigmatisation of Eastern/Southern Europeans in such behaviours, then you are probably too naive or blind. Cause as Måns said, when Sweden does it, it’s good taste 😉

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

Partially you’ve many points…but it’s very bad to generalize things, building up stupid stereotypes.

I’ll vote for Iceland cuz I like the song…A country that has given….4 points in Greece in the whole esc history. So ?

If somebody stigmatizes countries on purpose is bad for him. There is no need to argue falling down in the same level.

voix
voix
3 months ago
Reply to  Batkas

Tell me one year that swedish fans did NOT had Sweden as their number 1 and thought they deserve to win every year? Answer :it have not happened and it Will never Will . Their taste dont count anymore in my Book . They are extremely boring and biased in their taste

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  voix

Hohoho…well deserved answer!

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  Batkas

So absolute….like the Greek fanatics…

Sot
Sot
3 months ago
Reply to  Batkas

Are you Turkish, by any chance?

Micky
Micky
3 months ago
Reply to  Batkas

Greece in 2016 and 2017 was very bad
I am Greek

esc1234
esc1234
3 months ago

She is cute and talented and I am happy that ERT really makes an effort this year and they wanna improve our tragic results the last years. I mean, Stefania gave wiwibloggs an interview from the studio of the main news program of the broadcaster and they even made this background just for the occasion.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

well it doesn’t really mean anything, it’s all about those 3 minutes on stage and not the location of your interview.

They wanted to do well in 2019 as well but the staging was a mess and the live vocals just didn’t work.

esc1234
esc1234
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

There is a different team in charge this year. The previous was chosen by the former government who thought eurovision was trash and initially wanted to withdraw but they didnt due to high ratings.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
3 months ago

Something that is actually kinda funny is that in every interview she has she just sings the small chorus, but she never failed actually

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
3 months ago

Good luck Steffie wish she best for you <3

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
3 months ago

Apparently, I never expected that they would bring Pegasus on the stage. That would be awful and childish also…

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

It’s a big moment, the Pegasus moment. There should be a big moment or two during the performance! I’m open for more than two of those, fingers crossed!

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

2 Pegasus ?!!! Heehee

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

actually they should NOT make it more complicated on stage just like they tried to do it with Greece 2017 and failed completely. Take the song for what it is, a fun pop song with 80s vibe and just let the girl dance and have fun. No pegasus or mythology.

Kas
Kas
3 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

I heard something about
…a trip to the moon…and back to earth…

Batkas
Batkas
3 months ago

She is so cute and adorable.
She deserves the best!

Darren
3 months ago

Well like…. she’s representing them, so be kinda strange if she hated Greece