2019 Will See Greece Internally Select Artist/Song for Eurovision!

Eurovision Guide 2019

Greece’s attempt at a national final in 2018 was a proper shit show. The broadcaster shortlisted five songs, two were disqualified for not meeting the requirements set out by broadcaster ERT and two more refused to pay the selection fee required as part of the terms set out by the broadcaster. This essentially made their choice of Yianna Terzi’s ‘Oniero Mou’ a default internal selection. It would appear that ERT have learned their lesson from 2018 and in 2019 they will return to an internal, untelevised selection process.

The announcement was made by ERT. The jury panel will be chaired by industry expert┬áDimitris Papadimitriou. They have decided that they will search first for their artist and then try to get a song to fit with that artist’s sound.

Greece have had a huge fall from grace at Eurovision in recent years. Right up until 2016 they were one of few other countries that could boast having made it to every Eurovision final since they started competing. Argo’s ‘Utopian Land’ in 2016 and Yianna Terzi’s ‘Oniero Mou’ in 2018 both failed to make it to the final, while the last time the nation reached the top ten was back in 2013 with ‘Alcohol is Free’.

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