Giannis Poulopoulos is reporting that ERT has delayed the announcement of their singer and song due to a lack of sponsors.
The Greek national broadcaster according to Giannis Poulopoulos has delayed the announcement of Katerine Duska and her song, due to a lack of sponsorship for her participation. The broadcaster is reported to be looking for sponsorship that will cover the costs of the filming of the official music video for her entry.
ERT was due to reveal Katerine Duska and her song for Eurovision 2019 at the end of January, but delayed the announcement indefinitely. As of a week ago, ERT and the record company MINOS EMI were still discussing the contract to enable Katerine to represent Greece.
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.
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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.