Greece deviated from their usual selection process in 2016. Instead of staging the MAD show which chooses the Greek Eurovision entry, instead they internally selected the band Argo to represent them with ‘Utopian Land’. The gamble didn’t pay off, as Greece blemished their perfect Eurovision record, failing to qualify for the final for the first time ever since the semi finals were introduced in 2004.
Understandably, Greece are reported to be returning back to the MAD selection show format for 2017, in the hopes of returning the nation to Eurovision glory. Greece are expected to hold the national selection show in February, working in conjunction with a number of high profile record labels. Greece will make an official announcement regarding their Eurovision intentions in the new year.