Marina Satti would like to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest.
In an interview with Vice, Greek singer Marina Satti has revealed that she would participate in the Eurovision Song Contest if she was ever asked again. The singer revealed that ERT had asked her multiple times in the past, but she hadn’t accepted their proposal:
“In the phases that had been suggested to me, I could not do it. I had some other goals at that time and I did not want to lose my concentration. I do not even know if I would fit such an event”
When asked how she would feel about being asked once more to sing for Greece, she revealed:
“Maybe if I felt I could do it my own way. But, really, I never say never again. For so many things I have said “no”, which finally became “yes”‘
Marina was originally approached by ERT in the winter of 2019 to represent Greece at the 2020 contest. It was Dimitris Papadimitriou (composer and member of the Board of ERT) who brought the singer up during a meeting, however, the singer discussed the proposal for a few days with her colleagues. In the end, she declined the offer, stating that she would not have a song ready in time and that her professional obligations wouldn’t allow her to focus on such a contest.
ERT will begin preparations for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest this 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.
Source: Eurovision Fun | Image source: Justin Wilmore
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.