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Greece: Katerine Duska to Eurovision 2019

ERT has chosen Katerine Duska to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

Canadian Born Katerine Duska has been selected to represent Greece at Eurovision 2019, after several weeks of speculation of ERT’s decision with the song due to be released on the 7th March.

Six individuals were on the committee that determined the Greek singer and song for Eurovision with ERT.

  1. Dimitri Papadimitriou – Composer and Chairman of the Committee
  2. Adam Petros – Music producer
  3. Fotis Apergi – Journalist
  4. Gianni Petridi – Music producer
  5. Maria Koufpoulou – Director of International Relations ERT
  6. Sofia Dranidou – Head of European & International Affairs – International
    Relations ERT

Gianna Terzi represented Greece at the 2018 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.

About 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: ESCXtra

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.

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