Last week, ERT began the search for Greece’s entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, which is due to be hosted in the United Kingdom.
Until October 9, ERT is accepting submissions for entries to represent at the contest next year via the mailbox email@example.com.
The broadcaster’s guidance for those looking to submit a proposal is as follows:
Each proposal must be complete: i.e. include a performer or group with a maximum of six members, according to the regulations, and also one to three songs, which have not been released or performed to date either in Greece or abroad as in any way, in whole or in part. In the choice of participation, any artistic group supporting the performer and ideas (concept) for the promotion and presentation of the song will also be taken into account.
The proposals submitted in the context of the above call are addressed exclusively to ERT. Until the completion of their evaluation, they may not have submitted simultaneously to a corresponding procedure of another body participating in the Eurovision Song Contest.
ERT are stressing the requirement that entries submitted in the hope of representing Greece cannot be also sent to other broadcasters. Previously, artists like Evangelia have stated that they would be submitting songs to both ERT and Cyprus’ CyBC.
Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest
Out of 42 participations to date, Greece has won the Eurovision Song Contest once – in 2005 with Helena Paparizou’s “My Number One”. They have also finished in third place on three occasions (2001, 2004 and 2008).
Earlier this year in Turin, Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord brought Greece its third consecutive qualification and second consecutive top 10 placement. She placed 8th with 215 points.