As less than 20 days for the arrivals of the artists at Kyiv remain, all Eurovision 2017 participants are on intense preparations in order to achieve the best result in the contest. Thus, the Greek entrant Demy continues her hard work with her colleagues. The rehearsals in Athens with the composer Dimitris Kontopoulos, the choreographer Fokas Evaggelinos and of course the people that will appear with her on stage are moving swiftly.
This is… live!
Τhe Greek delegation chose not to go on a promo tour in Europe, but to invest their time to rehearse. Yesterday it was also the last day of Demy in the musical Mamma Mia!, where she was co-starring with Despina Vandi, one of the most well-known Greek singers. The musical will continue until late April in Akropol Theater, as she will be replaced.
The composer Dimitris Kontopoulos posted a video on his official Instagram account showing Demy singing the first part of her entry This is love, along with her backing vocalists Paris Paraskevaidis, Evgenia Blitzen and Erasmia Markidi and the dancers Iasonas Mandilas and Marcus Giakoumoglou. The vocal coach is no other than the well-known at Eurovision Alex Panayi, who participates at the contest almost every year, with the last being in 2016 with the Russian Sergey Lazarev.
The video lets us listen to the live version of the song for the very first time, as it will be performed in Kyiv. You may watch it here:
In the comments of the video, there is a funny dialogue between Dimitris Kontopoulos and Sergey Lazarev, where the second is doubting Dimitris’ directing skills, as he is not focusing on the lead singer! Sergey also expressed that he was impressed by the sound.
Greece will participate 10th in the first semi-final of the contest on 9 May, trying to qualify for the final of 13 May. The 62nd Eurovision Song Contest will take place on 9, 11 and 13 May at the IEC in Kyiv, Ukraine.