ERT has announced that they will be revealing their participant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 at 20:00 CET this evening.
Greece will be officially revealing the singer that will represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is not known if the song that will represent Greece will also be revealed during the evening news or not. The reveal will take place between 20:00 and 21:00 CET.
It is expected that ERT will reveal that Katerine Duska will represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest. ERT was due to reveal Katerine Duska and her song for Eurovision 2019 at the end of January, but delayed the announcement. 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.
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.