With more and more countries choosing or presenting their entries for this years Eurovision Song Contest, ahead of the delegations meeting in Baku early next week, we are coming to a close with our ESC 2012 – Those Who Didn’t make it chapter.
Today we’re off to Greece, who selected their participant last night. Due to the financial crisis in the country, ERT closed a deal with Universal Music Group to share the costs in holding a national final and accomodation, etc for the delegation in Baku. As last year a small empty studio was hired to organize the final, this years took place in a shopping center where the four acts Dora, Cassiopeia, Velvet Fire and Eleftheria Eleftheriou presented their entries. The winner was decided by a 50% televoting and 50% winner.
The winner was former X Factor contestant Eleftheria Eleftheriou who was supposed to take part in the national final in 2010, but was one of the two acts who’s entry leaked before the ERT deadline and was forced to withdraw. We’ll see her in a few weeks time when we start reviewing the actual entries.
From the other three acts to choose, we have chosen the song by Dora, which is probably the type of style most people who watch Eurovision will see as a typical Eurovision Greek song. The song ”Baby I am Yours” is a dancey pop song with Ethnic Greek elements. The singer Dora, is not unfamiliar to the Eurovision song concept as she tried to represent Greece before in the Junior edition in 2006, at the age of 14, placing 4th in the final.
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