Greece 2018 🇬🇷 ERT postpones bidding songs presentation for February 15
GREECE – Yesterday there was a meeting with the participating acts two hold a photo session for the official presentation on Monday for each of them on ERT website. But the session was cancelled because the record labels have not signed with ERT the contract and deposit the bank guarantee of 20,000 Euros.
Although originally reduced from 90,000 to 20,000 Euros, the record labels are reluctant to deposit money at the moment. They offered other guarantee options but ERT refused them. This moved the Greek national final originally from February 16th to February 22nd.
This Monday ERT website was suppose to publish the biographies, the official photos and the audio files of the three songs for the national final. Due to the unsigned contracts ERT gave a last deadline to the record labels until Monday midnight to sign the contracts and submit the guarantees. If this happens the songs will be published on February 15th.
If not ERT will cancel the national final and spreads to the press that they will proceed to internal selection for which they have already found an option (but nothing has been leaked among the news desks).