Yesterday evening, Greek private television station Star Channel quoted Greek music star Anna Vissi, who said that she “never excludes a Eurovision Song Contest participation as long as everything is organised well”. Music scene watchers suggest that she basically says: “I am searching for the right song”.
Star Channel claims secure ERT sources also aired that broadcaster ERT will officially propose to Anna Vissi the candidature for the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest.
However, it is extremely early to announce that she will accept ERT's offer. Anna Vissi is widely named within the Greek media since Cosmote became the official 2006 Eurovision Song Contest sponsor, since the company has also exclusive contract to sponsor the specific artist.
One thing is for sure; it doesn't matter who will represent Greece at the 2006 contest, he or she will have the difficult task to keep the spirit of the contest alive for one more year. The question is what satisfies the audience after a victory…
Anna Vissi participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twice; in 1980 with Auto-Stop for Greece and in 1982 for Cyprus with the song Mono i agapi, which came fifth with 85 points.