The Greek broadcaster hasn’t announced yet the date of the national final, but according to reliable sources this will be held on March 6th. Greek media revealed today the type of the three potential Eurovision songs and their creators. Demy will sing one of them in Kyiv.
Local media presents today the lyricists and the type of the three potential entries that Demy will compete with in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. The audience (70%) and juries from the Greek diaspora in 7-9 countries (30%) will select the Greek entry in the national final which will be held on the 6th of March. A pop/rock song, a ballad and a dance song will be the three choices.
The first song is a radio friendly pop/rock song. It has been composed by Dimitris Kontopoulos. Demy’s sister Romy, has written the lyrics. Romy has already written songs for famous Greek artists like Despina Vandi.
The second song is an american-style ballad. Dimitris Kontopoulos composed it and John Ballard made the lyrics. John Ballard was the lyricist in Sergey Lazarev’ s entry last year in Stockholm, as well as the Azerbaijan entry in 2013 (Hold Me) and the Russian entry in 2014 (Shine). John Ballard is the produced of one of the most famous bands in the world, Ace of Base.
The third song which is the favourite to win, starts as a ballad and turns out to a dance song. It has been written by Dimitris Kontopoulos, Romy and John Ballard. It is a song that their creators hope to be heard in all Europe’s radio stations the next month.
It is unknown yet if the songs will be released before the Greek final or if we will have to wait until 6th of March to listen to them.
At the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Greece will compete in the first semi-final. They have been allocated a spot in the second half. Last year, the country failed to reach the final for the first time with Argo and their Utopian Land which you can re-watch in the video below.