Eurovision fans will be happy to know that Greece will most likely participate at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhangen next May.
DT, the Greek interim channel has informed esctoday.com that Greece is currently working towards participating at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen and we will most likely see a Greek participation in Denmark next May. An official confirmation and more details regarding this matter will be released in due course.
Hence in order for this to be viable NERIT, the new Greek broadcaster has to be formed and apply for EBU membership. Currently work is being carried out in order to launch the new broadcaster shortly. Given the special case of the situation, the EBU is working in coordination with DT and NERIT in order to accomplish this. The deadline for submitting an application for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest has been specially extended for Greece by the EBU, enabling Greece to submit their application beyond the 22nd of November preliminary deadline.
Last June the Greek public broadcaster ERT was shut down by the government, whilst an interim channel DT was implemented and started operating. DT is a temporary channel serving as a bridge between ERT and NERIT during the transitional period, and will be operational until the new Greek public broadcaster NERIT is formed and launched.
At this moment Greece has no intention of withdrawing from the Eurovision Song Contest and intends to compete next year in the competition.
Greece has enjoyed massive success in the Eurovision Song Contest in the last decade accomplishing excellent results, achieving a total of 10 TOP 10 results since 2001, including a victory in 2005. Greece has competed in the Eurovision final every year since the semifinals system was introduced in 2004.
Helena Paparizou- My number one
In 2013 Greece achieved a 6th place with Koza Mostra‘s Alcohol is free. 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.
Koza Mostra- Alcohol is free
2014 will mark the 40th anniversary of Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest, the Mediterranean country has only missed the competition 6 times ( 1975, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1999, 2000). The Eurovision Song Contest has enjoyed much success and popularity in Greece in the last decade achieving massive viewing figures.
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest information on Greece and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.