🇬🇷 One more slap in the face for ERT after Yianna Terzi’s intreview
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
GREECE 🇬🇷 Speaking to top morning show of ANTENNA TV in Greece, Yianna Terzi gave her first full interview a month after the Eurovision Song Contest. She explained that the cannot still understand what went wrong as it was a mix of things. First the sent instructions to the organises for her performance. Then the organisers sent her a video of her mock rehearsal where Yianna and her team discovered that nothing of that they asked actually implemented.
Despite discussions with ERT’s Head of Delegation and the host broadcaster no solution found after her third rehearsal. She started loosing hope but the jury rehearsal of the first semi final where the accident with the pyros took place, completely discouraged her. On the night of the first semi final she went to her team and said: “good luck guys” in the most ironic way of expression of course.
Listening to the interview someone might understand that there was lack of creativity and coordination. But having in mind that she was accompanied by one of the most powerful record labels in Greece which also includes Eleni Foureira in their list of artists, the only conclusion from the interview is that ERT should have made more efforts for the rehearsals to be as she and her team wished or at least to be productive enough to set everything in advance from back home.
This comes as a second slap in the face of the Greek national broadcaster which is heavily criticised for not backing up Yianna but also for saying “no” to Eleni Foureira the past four years for the Eurovision Song Contest. I guess it’s a lesson which will never be taught.
Yianna although says she is happy from fan reactions and how people recovered the song, is clearly disappointed even five weeks after her semi final performance and elimination. Although it was the first time in Greek Eurovision history where no media moaned about the Greek entry since it was commonly accepted and received as one of the best songs the country ever submitted to Eurovision, Greek media f Yianna’s statement last week in which she said that despite the disappointment of her elimination at least she gave to Greece a legacy song. Some might fairly thought that this was too much to say!