More information regarding Greece’s entry for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed.
In an interview with Fotis Apergis, presenter of Greek radio show I Katallili Ora, Katerine Duska has revealed more information regarding her entry for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. First of all, she describes her song “Better Love” as being a “mid-tempo pop song which has pulse and strength”. When recording in London, the team had started off with an initial demo, which had been approved by the committee, revealed Katerine, adding that she is “very proud of the end result.”
When approached to participate for Greece, the singer admitted that she was not expecting to be approached, and that it took almost a month to agree as she revealed:
“It is not a simple decision, but requires a lot of responsibility. It is very demanding.”
As well as this, Katerine went on to state that she wouldn’t be performing alone on stage in Tel Aviv, as ERT are currently in the process of casting backing dancers and singers.
“Better Love” is set to be revealed on March 6th. Ioannis Drosos, the CEO of Greek broadcaster ERT, has revealed that the broadcaster wants to win the contest this year, and that he has high hopes for the entry. He also noted that Katerine will not be attending any promotional parties (such as the London Eurovision Party or Eurovision In Concert) as they will mainly be promoting the entry via social media and the Greek Embassies across Europe. ERT is planning to host a Eurovision party following the song reveal, however, inviting fans of the contest and media.
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.
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.