Greece: It’s Stefania for Eurovision 2020!
The Greek national broadcaster, ERT, confirmed during this evening’s news program that 17 yo Stefania (Stefania Liberakakis) will represent Greece in the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
They say where there’s smoke there’s fire and Stefania’s name was definetely the absolute favorite, regarding the Greek Eurovision selection this year, as ongoing reports and rumors wanted her to be the absolute favorite to represent the country. This year ERT opted for an internal selection by making an open call for act and entries. The submitted proposals were assessed by ERT’s advisory committee, made up by Dimitris Papadimitriou, MAria Koufopoulou, Giorgo Markaki,Petro Adam ans Gianni Petridi. After evaluating the entries and with the contribution of eurovision fans and musicians Stefania was chosen as the next Greek Eurovision representative with her entry Supergirl, signed by the so called Dream team.
The Greek representative will compete with her entry entitled “Supergirl” behind of which is the composer of many Eurovision past entries , Dimitris Kontopoulos, while the staging will be taken care by the talented and familiar to the Eurovision family Fokas Evaggelinos. Supergirl is a pop song with ethnic elements
A few words about Stefania
Stefania Liberakakis was born 17 December 2002 in Utrecht, also known simply as Stefania, is a Greek–Dutch singer, actress, voice actress and YouTuber.
Stefania is no stranger to the Eurovision family! In 2016 as member of the group Kisses she represented The Netherlands in στην Junior Eurovision 2016 performing the song Kisses and Dancin which came 8th.
Earlier, in 2013, Liberakakis was a contestant in the third season of The Voice Kids in the Netherlands. She joined Team Borsato after her blind audition, but was eliminated in the battle rounds. She then joined the children’s choir Kinderen voor Kinderen, which she left after two years.
In 2018, Liberakakis released her first solo single named “Stupid Reasons”. In 2019, she released three more singles: “Wonder”, “I’m Sorry (Whoops!)” and “Turn Around”. From 2018 onwards, she stars as Fenna in the TV-series Brugklas (English: The First Years) and the movie Brugklas: De tijd van m’n leven. She also starred in other Dutch movies, including De Club van Lelijke Kinderen (as singer) and 100% Coco New York (as Lilly).[
In June 2019, she performed a cover of the song “Con Calma” (together with Konnie Metaxa and Ilenia Williams) at the MAD Video Music Awards, which was broadcast on Greek television.
Listen below to her latest sing entitled Turn Around:
The Eurovision Story so far
Greece made its first participation in the contest in 1974 with Marinela. Since then the country has won one time the competition, in 2005 with Helena Paparizou and her entry My number one. Since 2004 and up to 2013 the country was one of the most successful countires in the contest, having achieved 9 times a top ten placing. In 2016 it experienced its first non qualifying results since the semi final were introduced, with Argo in Stockholm.
In 2019 ERT opted for an internal selection and selected Katerine Duska to represent the country with her entry Better Love, which eventually finished 21st in Tel Aviv.