Greek singer Evangelia has announced that she will submit a song to ERT with the chance of representing Greece at Eurovision.
Evangelia is set to submit a song to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest. The singer revealed today on the Greek talk show “Studio 4” that she will submit an entry for Eurovision 2022. OGAE Greece adds that 29-year-old Evangelia already has a song ready for the competition to be submitted into ERT’s selection process.
Yesterday, Evangelia met with Panik Records, a renowned Greek record company that has produced some of the last Greek and Cypriot entries at Eurovision: “This is Love”, “Oniro Mou”, “Fuego”, “El Diablo”, etc.
Evangelia Psarakis, commonly known as Evangelia, is a famous American-Greek singer. She was born in New Jersey in 1991. Evangelia grew up commuting between her grandmother’s small farm on the Greek island of Crete and her parents’ home in the US on the American East Coast, consequently meaning two completely different musical worlds, both of which influenced her style.
Among Evangelia’s hits, we can find singles such as “Pamé Pamé” or “Diving”. You can listen to her most recent single, “Fotiá”, just right here.
On September 7th, Greek public broadcaster ERT launched an open invitation for record companies to submit songs. Evangelia joins other rumoured artists such as Marina Satti and Kalomira (3rd at Eurovision 2008).
Greece finished 10th in the Grand Final scoring a total of 170 points with Stefania and her song “Last Dance”. This was the first time that the nation finished in the top ten at the contest since 2013.
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.