At the end of August, Greek broadcaster ERT opened submissions for its Eurovision 2023 selection. As with recent years, Greece will once again have an internal selection process. And now reports are filtering through that Leon of Athens could likely be one of the acts submitting a song to the selection.
In order to find the perfect representative for Eurovision 2023, ERT invited record labels to submit songs on behalf of their artists.
OGAE Greece reports Leon of Athens intends to submit a song and he is already working on it together with his team from Cobalt Music record company. They mention that the Greek-American singer will submit his song in the coming days and it can be described as a “very strong” entry.
Leon of Athens is not a stranger to the world of Eurovision. He was one of the composers of Greece’s entry from 2019, “Better Love”, sang by Katerine Duska. He has also released a couple of other original songs with Katerine, “Communication” and “ANEMOΣ”.
Other notable collaborations include the remix of “Communication” by American rock band ‘Portugal. The Man’. Additionally, Leon of Athens brought onboard Oscar-nominated Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos to create a short film for the music video of “Baby Asteroid”.
According to his Spotify bio, his alt-pop sound can be compared with that of Lauv or MARINA, both of whom Leon of Athens has supported live.
These live performances have taken him to festivals in a number of countries, including Primavera Sound in Spain and a multitude in the Unites States: Bonnaroo, Firefly, Summerfest, Shaky Knees, Okeechobee.
Eurovision fans have consistently had Leon of Athens on their wish lists and included him in fan-run online contests. But they’ll have to wait and see if these wishes become a reality and whether his proposed Eurovision 2023 entry is eventually chosen by ERT.
Whoever represents Greece next year will have big shoes to fill after Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord took her entry “Die Together” to the top ten in the grand final of the 2022 contest, finishing eighth overall.
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