Greece: Further details about final

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As Eurostar, the talent show that will select the Greek representative in Istanbul, is about to reach its next phase of 18 finalists, more information comes to light as to how the selection of the actual entry will be made.

It is now official that the Greek entry will be composed by Nicos Terzis. Mr Terzis is a well known figure in the Greek music industry and a familiar name among Eurovision fans. Past Greek entries in the Eurovision Song Contest were composed by him: �Pia Prosefhi�, performed by Elina Konstantopoulou in 1995 (12th place), and Antique�s �Die For You� in 2001 (3rd place), the most successful Eurovision entry for Greece so far.

The most likely date for the selection of the Greek performer is 13th March. Eurostar is expected to have narrowed the number of finalsts down to three by then. The final winner will be selected jointly by televoting and an �enhanced� jury consisting of the Eurostar jury members and some extra experts, Nicos Terzis being one of them. On 17th March the EuroStar winner will perform the three songs especially composed by Terzis. The televiewers will have the chance to vote for their favourite, thus finalising the selection of the Greek entry.

It should be mentioned that the 10th episode of Eurostar, due to be broadcast tonight, was postponed without notice by ERT, the Greek broadcaster. There are forthcoming general elections in the country and there have been alterations in ERT�s scheduling in an attempt to fit in special political programmes. That also seems to be the decisive reason behind the scheduling of the Greek final.

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