ERT is likely to select the Greek entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 internally according to Eurovision Fun.
Eurovision Fun reports this evening that Greece is likely to select its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest internally for the fourth year running. The site states that ERT will make an announcement regarding how it will select its entry for 2021 in the coming days, but that all indications currently point towards the broadcaster selecting the entry.
ERT is looking towards an internal selection due to the issues surrounding holding a televised selection process with Stefania. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions there would be issues around the singer who lives in the Netherlands travelling to Greece.
An online selection has also been ruled out as the songs in the running to compete are currently only demos, with the artistic team not wanting to release the songs early.
Five songs are in the running to represent Greece in 2021. According to previous reports both Stefania and the Dream Team have a clear favourite song that they want to see in 2021.
Stefania was to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with her song “Superg!rl”. Shortly after the contests cancellation was announced ERT revealed that Stefania would be representing Greece on the contests stage in 2021.
Image source: www.williamrutten.nl / Source: Eurovision Fun
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.