Greek broadcaster ERT has been following Stefania’s musical career since her appearance at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
During today’s Opening Ceremony event in Rotterdam, Greek singer Stefania revealed how her Eurovision journey started:
“I went to the junior Eurovision, and they saw me there singing, the Greek delegation. They sent me an email saying ‘we want you to sing at the MTV awards, to see if the people in Greece like you or not’. And they did, and I met Dimitris Kontopoulos there. He told me to come back to his studio and then we make songs together. He then asked me if I wanted to do Eurovision”
Stefania represented The Netherlands at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest as part of the girl group Kisses.
Who is Stefania?
Stefania Liberakakis was born on December 17th, 2002 in Utrecht, the Netherlands to Greek parents. She started singing at the age of 8. She made her first television appearance in 2013 when she took part in the third series of The Voice Kids. She was eliminated in the Battle Rounds. After her appearance on The Voice Kids, she joined the childrens’ choir Kinderen voor Kinderen and remained a member for two years.
Last year, she was internally selected to represent Greece at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. She was due to sing “Superg!rl” before the contest was cancelled.
Image Source: Andres Putting, EBU
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.