Greece: Katerine Duska releases “Better love”!

by Stratos Agadellis 1,788 views

Kalispera, from Athens! Tonight it’s Greece’s turn to unveil their entry for this year’s contest, which will be performed by the singer and songwriter Katerine Duska. As already reported, her song is entitled Better love and we can finally listen to it!

It’s been a while since Katerine Duska reached an agreement with the national broadcaster ERT, in order to fly the Greek flag in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel. The representative’s name was revealed on 14 February, while a couple of days later we found out her song’s title, Better love.

Better love is a intellectual pop mid-tempo sound, with European elements. The track’s lyrics have been written by Katerine Duska herself and David Sneddon. Both of them have also composed its music, joined by the distinguished musician Leon of Athens as well. Following the song’s recording and production in London, the filming for the official video clip of Better love took place last week in Athens, directed by Efi Gousi.

The song was officially presented by ERT at a special event at the Athens Concert Hall, while now it’s time for its YouTube premiere. You may listen to the Greek entry to Eurovision 2019 here:

Ahead of her song’s release, today saw Katerine speak to the Greek TV station Star Channel. In her interview, the Greek entrant admitted that prior to the selection of Better love, she had shortlisted two more songs. However, she felt convinced that the chosen one would be the best for this occasion.

Moreover, Katerine hinted some details about her performance in Tel Aviv. As she said, she will not take alone to the stage, while her appearance will be a… feminine affair, as it will not feature any male performer.

About Katerine Duska

Katerine Duska was born and grew up in Montreal, Canada to Greek parents. Her first appearance in the music scene was back in 2013 and she is signed to Minos EMI/Universal.

Throughout her career, she has released several successful songs, such as One in a millionA run for my lifeWorld of virtueApo mesa pethamenos (Dead inside) and Slow. Her debut studio album Embodiment was released in 2016, while her released single Fire away was chosen for the ad campaign of a very popular coffee brand. It’s noteworthy that her voice tones and music style are usually likened to Lykke Li and the late Amy Winehouse.

Katerine Duska has given a large number of concerts and performances in Greece and beyond. Recently, she performed with well-known personalities of the global music industry, such as KadebostanyLP and Tom Baxter, as well as the acclaimed Swedish singer and songwriter Albin Lee Meldau, who has also been the composer of some of her tracks.

Greece will be competing in the second half of the first semi-final evening on 14 May.

What kind of impression do you have on Katerine and her Eurovision entry? Could she bring Greece back to the left side of the scoreboard this year?

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