Is Demy going to represent Greece in Kyiv? Will she be backed by the Eurovision Dream Team consisting of Dimitris Kontopoulos and Fokas Evangelinos? It seems Greece has decided its act for Kyiv and Eurovision 2017 according to the latest buzz and speculation in the Greek media.
The Greek media has been speculating since many months on the possible 2017 Greek Eurovision hopefuls and selection methods. As the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest draws nearer it looks like the Greeks have decided!
News.it reports that Demy has been selected via an internal selection in order to fly the Greek flag in Kyiv next May along with Dimitris Kontopolous (composer/producer) and Fokas Evangelinos ( choreographer/stage director).
One thing we know for sure is that the popular multi talented Greek artist has been busy in the studio recording songs with Eurovision’s golden Midas aka Dimitris Kontopoulos.
It looks very likely that Demy and the Eurovision Dream Team (Dimitris Kontopoulos and Fokas Evangelinos) will be heading to Kyiv next May. Fokas Evangelinos is expected to be responsible for Demy’s staging in Kyiv.
There has been no official annoucement regarding this matter by the Greek national broadcaster ERT yet, but is expected in due course. Demy’s Eurovision entry is expected to be chosen next month, out of a total of pontential 3 entries. All 3 songs are in English and the 2017 Greek Eurovision entry will be deliberated by the Greek audience.More details regarding the 2017 Greek Eurovision project and song selection will be released in due course.
Fokas Evangelinos is an internationally acclaimed stage director and choreographer and has been behind the staging of many Eurovision performances in the past years: Sakis Rouvas (Greece 2004, 2009), Helena Paparizou ( Greece 2o05), Dima Bilan (Russia 2006, 2008), Farid Mammadov (Azerbaijan 2013), Ani Lorak (Ukraine 2008), Dimitry Koldun (Belarus 2007) and Sergey Lazarev (Russia 2016).
Dimitris Kontopoulos is an established Greek composer and producer and is also well known in the Eurovision world. He has composed various Eurovision entries; Sakis Rouvas (Greece 2009), Farid Mammadov ( Azerbaijan 2013), Tomalchevy Twins ( Russia 2014), Ani Lorak (Ukraine 2008) and Sergey Lazarev (Russia 2016).
Dimitris was also behind Anna Vissi‘s entry Welcome to the party at the 2006 Greek Eurovision national final and Kostas Martakis‘ entry Always Forever at the 2008 Greek Eurovision national final. He also composed Giannis Verdis’ entry Mia Stigmi at the 2003 Greek Eurovision national final.
He has composed and produced songs for Ani Lorak, Helena Paparizou, Sakis Rouvas, Sergey Lazarev and Kostas Martakis in the recent years.
Greece debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and has won the event in 2005 with Helena Paparizou‘s My number one, thus bringing the contest for the very first time on Greek soil in 2006.
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 9, 11 and 13 May at the IEC in Kyiv, Ukraine.