The singer Katerine Duska is reportedly confirmed to be representing Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Eurovisionfun.com reports that Katerine Duska has accepted ERT, the Greek national broadcaster’s, proposal for Eurovision 2019. The song will be composed by the singer herself. It is reported to have a European pop sound.
The latest information follows initial reports from yesterday linking the singer to Eurovision 2019. According to Eurovisionfun, Dimitris Papadimitriou, the chairman of the Greek selection committee for Eurovision 2019 contacted the managing director of Duska’s record label, MINOS EMI to make the proposal.
The entire committee which was tasked with selecting the Greek entry for Eurovision 2019 was:
- Dimitris Papadimitriou – Composer and Chairman of the Committee
- Adam Petros – Music producer
- Fotis Apergi – Journalist
- Gianni Petridi – Music producer
- Maria Koufpoulou – Director of International Relations ERT
- Sofia Dranidou – Head of European & International Affairs – International
Who is Katerine Duska?
Katerine Duska was born in Montreal, Canada and moved to Greece as a teenager. During her teenage years she started experimenting with songwriting and singing, before enrolling at the Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens to study law.
She broke through as a performer in 2013 with the song “One in a Million”, with her voice being compared to Amy Winehouse. In September 2015 she released her first album ‘Embodiment’ which was she wrote and composed herself.
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.