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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,

7 thoughts on “Greece: Makes Changes For Eurovision 2017”

  1. Few! I thought my country Greece would withdraw because they missed the final just like Turkey basically did! Last time the contest was in Ukraine, Greece won! Maybe Greece will do much better next year! 😀

    1. Why should a country withdraw if they miss the final? If this was happening, in each ESC only 26 would participate. And Turkey withdraw because they didn’t like the fact that the Big 5 are automatically qualified.

      1. Turkey said they withdrew because they didn’t like the big 5 automatically qualifying. But they also withdrew because they don’t like the juries. In 2011 Turkey would have qualified if there wasn’t juries. So really most people believe that Turkey really withdrew because they lost their reputation of always qualifying.

        1. I thought Turkey withdrew because of the rules, like 50/50 voiting and Big 5, so they created Türkvizyon instead. But I think the boycott won’t last for very long

    2. I thought exactly the same but thank God, we are not spoiled brats like Turkey. I’m so happy now!!!

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