ERT the national broadcaster of Greece has confirmed this afternoon that Demy will be competing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
The Greek national broadcaster ERT has in the past hour confirmed that Demy has been selected to represent the country at Eurovision 2017. The broadcaster also confirmed that a televised selection process will be held to select the song that Demy will perform in Kyiv. She will be performing three songs in the selection, with the public selecting the winner by televote and online voting.
The singer will perform three a songs written by Dimitris Kontopoulos in the Greek national final. Dimitris has written a number of Eurovision entries in the past including “You Are The Only One” (Russia 2016) and “Shady Lady” (Ukraine 2008). Furthermore Fokas Evagelinos will work with the singer on her performance for Kyiv. Fokas created the stage performance for Russia at the 2016 contest as well as Greece in 2009 and Azerbaijan in 2013 to name just a couple of entries he has worked on.
Who is Demy?
Demy is a 25 year old singer born in Athens, Greece. The singers first release “Μia Zografia” came in 2011 and immediately shot to popularity in Greece and Cyprus, the song was performed alongside “Μidenistis”. The singers first solo single was released in 2012, titled “Poses Xiliades Kalokairia” it featured on her debut album titled “1”, the album topped the charts in Greece. To date she has released two albums and performed on 19 singles
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Greece debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 represented by Marinella and the song “Krasi, thalassa kai t’agori mou”, she finished 11th scoring a total of 7 points. It was just three years later when the country had their first top.5 finish with Paschalis, Marianna, Robert and Bessy coming 5th with “Mathima solfege”. In 2001 Greece achieved their first top.3 result with Antique and the song “I Would Die For You”, the song became a European hit charting across the continent. In 2005 Helena Paparizou returned to the Eurovision stage this time as a solo artist and took Greece to victory in Kyiv. Her song “My Number One” won with 230 points, beating runners-up Malta by 38 points.