The Greek selection for Eurovision 2022 is set to be held in two phases according to Eurovision Fun.
Eurovision Fun reports that ERT internal selection process for Eurovision 2022 will be made up of two phases and is due to start next week now that the submission period has concluded. A total of 25 artists have applied to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with over 40 songs between them. The members of the jury that will judge the submitted entires is reported to be larger than in past years.
The first phase of the process will involve selecting a small number (reported to be 3 or 4) of the top songs from the 40 that have been submitted. ERT will then meet with the artists behind each of the songs to discuss the rest of the details of their proposal. As reported before, each submission required the creation of plans for the promotion and presentation of the song at the contest in addition to the song itself. These elements will be taken into account when ERT picks the act and song for the Contest.
Unlike in past years, ERT aims to have both the song and singer picked before the end of the year to allow for more time to prepare and to promote the entry.
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.