ERT, the Greek national broadcaster, has launched a pop up radio station for Eurovision.
Radio Eurovision was launched today and is available on the official Radio Eurovision site (here) and ERT Echo (here). The station will broadcast Eurovision music non-stop 24 hours a day up until Eurovision 2023. The station is managed by Maria Kozakou and Panagiotis Chronopoulos.
Victor Vernicos was selected to represent Greece in Liverpool. His entry for the contest, “What They Say”, will be released at a later date.
Image Source: ERT | Source: OGAE Greece
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.