Reports last week suggested that Greek broadcaster ERT had narrowed their Eurovision 2017 selection down to just two artists. Today however, they confirmed that it will be Demy and not Stereo Soul that will take the helm for Greece in Kiev in May.
Demy, the self styled Princess of Greek Pop Music, has been on ERT’s radar for quite some time and rumours that she would be the Greek pick for Eurovision 2017 were circulating as far back as November 2016. Following a number of failed attempts and denials from other artists including former entrants Kalomira and Elena Paparizou, the Greek broadcaster has announced that the had narrowed their selection down to either Demy or Greek X-Factor finalists Stereo Soul last week.
Fans had expected a televised national final to have their say in the artist decision, but an announcement from ERT this afternoon revealed that they had chosen Demy over Stereo Soul due to Demy being a better fit.
Our readers will be happy with the decision as Demy topped our poll between the two artists, winning with 100% of the vote. Demy will now perform three songs in a televised selection show next month and the public will be asked to vote for their favourite via televote and online poll.
The songs have been written by songwriter Dimitris Kontopoulos who is responsible for other Eurovision hits including 2008’s ‘Shady Lady’ and Sergey Lazarev’s ‘You Are the Only One’ from last year.
What do you make of ERT’s decision? Will Demy bring it to Eurovision 2017?