The Greek public broadcaster ERT will begin preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in October.
Eurovision Fun reports that the Greek broadcaster will start working on the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in October. Decisions regarding whether the broadcaster will opt for an internal selection or national selection will be made then, and the first announcements will begin to be made by ERT.
ERT will be hoping to build on their success experienced at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with Stefania. 2.035 million viewers watched the Eurovision Song Contest on ERT 1 on Saturday night, giving the broadcaster a 49.4% audience share and marking the most successful Eurovision broadcast in the country since the 2014 edition.
Greece finished 10th in the Grand Final scoring a total of 170 points, this was the first time that the nation finished in the top ten at the contest since 2013.
Image Source: Andres Putting | 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.