ERT have confirmed Demy as Greek representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. After many reports, the broadcaster have been obliged to reveal official information on their official Facebook page.
As explained on our previous article, ERT have found the dream team with which they hope to achieve a successful result as they did in the past. The broadcaster will hold a national final, following the 2009 concept, featuring three songs in English written by Dimitris Kontopoulos, a familiar face in the Eurovision world. Moreover, Fokas Evangelinos will be responsible for the staging of the songs in the national final, as well as in Kyiv.
Both Fokas and Dimitris have brought good results to the countries they’ve taken part with, being their worst place a 7th. It’s interesting to remeber that these two collaborated with Russia’s 2016 representative Sergey Lazarev which came 3rd winning the televoting.
Dimitra Papadea is a 25-year old Greek singer working with the record label Panik Records, which has been behind some previous Greek Eurovision entries. In 2012, Demy won the MAD TV award for Best New Artist, as well as Best Hip Hop Videoclip and Best Duo Videoclip. Since then, she has been awarded with a total of 10 prizes in several editions of the MAD Video Music Awards. She has released two studio albums, #1 and Rodino Oneiro, and several EPs and singles.
Demy has recently published a Greek cover of the Bulgarian entry “If Love Was a Crime” which you can listen below:
The winning song that Demy will perform in Kyiv will be decided by a 100% public vote, on-line and SMS, during a special show whose date will be announced in the coming days.
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