Greece: ERT confirms Eurovision 2022 participation and makes an open call for songs

Greece: ERT confirms Eurovision 2022 participation and makes an open call for songs
Tuesday, 07 September 2021

  • The Greek national broadcaster, ERT,  has confirmed their participation in the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest next year in Italy and has made an open call for songs. 

    ERT will be present at the party next year in Italy marking the country's 42nd participation in the contest since its debut back in 1974. 

    The Greek broadcaster has made an open call for songs inviting record labels to send in their proposals for the next Eurovision Song Contest. The deadline for such submission expires on Sunday, October 10 2021. 

    Each proposal should be complete. Precisely, it should include a performer or a group with a maximum of six members, according to the regulations, as well as one to three songs, which have not been released or presented to date either in Greece or abroad. in any way, in whole or in part.  The review of each proposal, will take into account any artistic group accompanying the performer and ideas (concept) for the promotion and presentation of the song.

    Greece is more like to determine its next Eurovision hopeful through an internal process similar to the previous years. 


    Greece in Eurovision

    Greece made its first participation in the contest  in 1974 with Marinela. Since then the country has won one time the competition, in 2005 with Helena Paparizou and her entry  My number one. Since 2004 and up to 2013 the country was one of the most successful countires in the contest, having achieved 9 times a top ten placing. In 2016 it experienced its first non qualifying results since the semi final were introduced, with Argo in Stockholm.

    In 2019 ERT opted for an internal selection and selected Katerina Duska to represent the country with her entry Better Love, which eventually finished 21st in Tel Aviv.

    In 2020 Stefania was internally selected to represent Greece in Eurovision 2020 with her song 'Supergi!rl'. Unfortunately the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic depriving the young talented act from her journey to Rotterdam. 

    Nevertheless, ERT continued with Stefania for the 2021 edition in Rotterdam where the young act competed in the second semi final with her song  'Last Dance' and after qualifying to the final achieved to finish in 10th place bringing Greece back in the top 10 for the first time since 2013.  


    News Source: ERT