It has definitely been a drama this year for Greece. However, everything has now ended and we finally know that Yianna Terzi will be the country’s hopeful in Lisbon’s Eurovision edition. After ERT’s official announcement last week, yesterday saw Yianna give a short interview on the camera of a gossip Greek TV show and unveil some information of what we are going to witness this May in Lisbon.
“I’m really excited!”
Yianna’s song Oneiro mou seems to have caused the interest of Greek and not only audiences, as it peaks YouTube‘s trends in Greece for the 6th day in a row. The singer said very excited about this, stating that she was not expecting such a quick and warm response from the people.
Yianna began her interview like this:
I am very happy and touched of my participation in the contest. It came to me very suddenly, like a gift! Eurovision has been a dream for me that is now coming true. When I was young, I used to watch the contest and and I was forcing all my friends and family to watch it too!
When asked about the visualisation of her song, she answered that a video clip will soon be filmed and released. Moreover, she unveiled that both the latter and her Eurovision staging will reflect the atmosphere of the Greek entry. However, they will be different to each other as they should be, according to her words.
Below you can listen to her song Oneiro mou:
Chali Jennings to be the choreographer
It is with pleasure that we found out of who is going to take care of Yianna’s performance in May! The Greek entrant revealed that the famous choreographer Chali Jennings who works between Athens and Los Angeles will be in charge of what we will witness in Lisbon. At the moment, she does not know whether anyone else will be involved in this project.
In addition, the journalist of Epsilon TV channel made a question to Yianna if she has if she has thought how she would like to appear on stage. Her response was:
I have not thought about it yet. I am going to give everything up to the professionals I will be cooperating with!
Regarding the disqualification of Areti Ketime and Chorostalites and by extension the cancellation of the Greek national final, Yianna stated that things happened just the way that was described by ERT and no one else had any involvement in the broadcaster’s final decisions.
Here you may watch Yianna’s interview which aired yesterday in the morning TV show Ftiakse kafe na sta po (in Greek):
Greece at Eurovision
Greece joined the Eurovision family in 1974, with the singer Marinella performing her entry Krasi, thalassa kai t’ agori mou, which earned 11th place.
The country of the Balkans achieved their first and only Eurovision victory in 2005 in Kyiv, when Helena Paparizou became Europe’s Number one, like her Eurovision entry’s title, with 230 points.
Greece has been one of the most successful Eurovision countries, since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, having been absent from a Grand Final only once (in 2016) and achieved 9 Top 10 placings. Last year Greece was represented by the famous young singer Demy and the song This is love, which ended in 19th place.
Greece will be competing in the 2nd half of the first semi-final evening on 8 May. The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is going to take place on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon.