Eurovision 2014: Greece applies for participation

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,394 views

DT, the interim Greek channel has confirmed to that Greece has applied for participation at the forthcoming 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

DT, the Greek interim channel has informed that Greece is currently working towards participating at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen 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.

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.

The deadline for countries to submit their applications to the EBU in order to participate at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest concluded yesterday 22 November. Applicants have until December 15 to withdraw their application without a penalty. Thus the list of participating countries can still change. The official list of the 2014 Eurovision participating countries will be released by the EBU by early January.

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.

In 2013 the Thessaloniki based group Koza Mostra represented Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo with Alcohol is free, achieving a 6th place in the final.

Stay tuned to for the latest news on Greece and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.

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