Kalomira has revealed in an interview with People Magazine, that she was in early discussions to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Ten years on from her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, Kalomira has revealed that she was in discussions about returning to the contest. The singer states that she took part in initial discussions about representing her country in Lisbon, but in the end decided against returning explaining;
Everything seemed positive, but my instinct told me not to do it. What I have made clear to my mind is that my priority is my children and my husband. Whatever I do, in singing but also in television, should not affect and disturb the children’s routine.
Kalomira finished 3rd at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia with the song “Secret Combination”. She is the last Greek artist to place in the top five at the contest, with Greece last placing in the top ten in 2013.
Regarding Greece failing to make it through to the final, Kalomira commented;
Gianna gave it all, it was wonderful. Her song was dynamic, with very nice lyrics. I thought he would go into the final and did not expect to be ruled out.
Gianna Terzi represented Greece at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. With her song “Oniro Mou”, she failed to qualify to the Grand Final, placing 14th with a total of 81 points.
Source: INFE Greece
Greece debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, when they were represented by Marinella and the song “Krasi, thalassa kai t’agori mou” which finished in 11th place with 7 points. Three years later Greece earned their first top 5 finish with Paschalis, Marianna, Robert and Bessy who finished in 5th place 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, and charted across the continent. In 2005 Helena Paparizou returned to the Eurovision stage as a solo artist and brought Greece their first, and to date only, victory. Her song “My Number One” won with 230 points, beating runners-up Malta by 38 points.