The Greek TV Network E is reporting that Greece are making changes to the way they approach the Eurovision Song Contest for 2017.
Greece who missed out on the final for the first time since the introduction of the semi finals in 2004 are changing the person in charge of Eurovision participation. Dionisis Tsaknis the President of ERT is now no longer involved in the Eurovision Song Contest and instead Lambis Tagmatarhis is taking over the role. Mr Tsaknis was in charge of the selection of unknown band Argo and their song “Utopian Land”, the selection was widely criticised in Greece.
E reports that it is likely that ERT will once again use an internal selection for the contest in Ukraine. The television station is pushing the idea that Eurovision powerhouse Dimitris Kontopoulos and Fokas Evaggelinos will be involved in the selection. Dimitris Kontopoulos has been behind six Eurovision entries including this years Russian entry “You Are The Only One”.
ERT have not commented on the reports.
Source: E, Gossip-tv.gr