Eurovision 2014: Greece will most likely be in Copenhagen

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Eurovision 2014: Greece will most likely be in Copenhagen

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.


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Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani
Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani

Sanjay ( Sergio) joined esctoday.com in December 2006 as an editor. He was appointed as the Head of Press of esctoday.com in 2011. Sanjay has covered the Eurovision Song Contest live 13 times since 2000, having worked for several international magazines.


6 Comments

  1. Philip Barnard
    November 17, 2013 at 14:29

    Dear Scotland, once you leave the UK (i.e BBC) nest year, to be part of Eurovision, you will need you own TV station.


  2. ΜΑΚΕΔΝΟΣ
    November 15, 2013 at 20:15

    Well as you can see for yourself, my Skopjan friend, we your southern neighbours *are* special. If you can’t figure out why, it’s no wonder you find yourselves in the unfortunate predicament you describe.


  3. Akis
    November 14, 2013 at 21:25

    Today the executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand said in an interview that Greece will take an extended deadline beyond the 22nd of November so most likely we will take part again next year with another TOP 10 placing! ;-)


  4. dimis
    November 14, 2013 at 06:23

    Its obvious love that you are greek hater….gate a life, has hapend with other countries at the past, by the name the countries official name is F.Y.R.Of Macedonia, soo….enjoed the competition and they don t have nothink to do with your inside believes, regards from Spain


  5. Beni J
    November 14, 2013 at 00:05

    Why do they get special rules? They chose to shut down their TV station, thats their problem, if they cant do it before the deadline then they have to wait a year. Rules is rules, you didnt extend deadlines for other countries who had to withdraw in past, what is so special about our dear southern neighbours? All EBU bosses are Greek or what? If it was Macedonia I guarantee you wouldnt be giving us any special treatment…


  6. Callum Nowacki
    November 13, 2013 at 16:41

    This is great! I adore Greece entries and I’m so happy that they’re most likely participating! Yay!


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