Greece: Demy travels to Ukraine again for a special concert

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Yesterday saw the 2017 Greek representative Demy fly to this year’s Eurovision host country Ukraine once again, accompanied by the composer of her entry This is love Dimitris Kontopoulos, Ilias Kokotos, the Greek commentators Giorgos Kapoutzidis and Maria Kozakou as well as a big part of this year’s Greek delegation.

A special concert is coming

According to the latest information, Demy is now again in the Ukrainian city of Odessa in order to attend the inauguration of a park dedicated to the first Greek settlers of the city today. Odessa is characterized by strong Greek element, as after the settlement of the first Greek residents, the city has seen a growing Greek population for over two centuries. After the inauguration event, Demy will also be giving a special concert to an audience of over 20,000 people in the giant stairway of Potemkin Stairs in Odessa.

The young singer has previously posted a small video during the soundcheck for her upcoming concert:

Soundchecking! See you in a bit Odesa! It's gonna be amaaazing! ❤️❤️

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Moreover, on Sunday 3 September, Demy will be attending a special concert along with soloists and musicians from the Municipality of Amfilochia at the National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, as they will be paying tribute to legendary Greek composers such as Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis, Stavros Xarchakos and Stavros Kougioubtzis.

This marks the second time that Demy has travelled to Odessa in 2017. The popular Greek singer had made her first official visit back in February in order to film the video clips of the three candidate songs of the Greek national final.

The great sponsor for both the construction of the park and the concert has been the Odessa-settled charitable organization “Boumbouras Foundation”, which had also taken care of the needs of this year’s Greek delegation in Kyiv and the filming of the video clips.

Here you may enjoy Demy’s video clip of This is love, displaying many sights of the city:

Full of memories from Kyiv, Demy posted a picture from their stopover at the city’s airport:

Demy at Eurovision

Back in January, the Greek national broadcaster ERT internally selected the young and successful Greek singer Demy to represent them at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. After a national final with 3 candidate songs in March, it was decided that Demy would fly with the pop entry This is love to Kyiv.

With the song staged by the Dream Team of well-known composer Dimitris Kontopoulos and choreographer Fokas Evagelinos, Demy progressed to the Grand Final and finished 19th with 77 points.

Here’s her shining performance at the stage of the International Exhibition Center of Kyiv: