Greek reporter Giannis Poulopoulos has stated that ERT will reveal the singer and song for Eurovision 2019 on January 31.
TV report Giannis Poulopoulos is reporting that the Greek national broadcaster will reveal Katerine Duska as the nation’s entrant for Eurovision 2019 on January 31. According to the report, the song that Katerine Duska will perform for Greece in Israel will also be revealed on the same day. ERT has not commented on the report.
The Greek singer and song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has been selected by a committee at ERT. The committee is formed of;
- Dimitri Papadimitriou – Composer and Chairman of the Committe
- 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.
Source: Giannis Poulopoulos
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.