GREECE – ERT concluded their meetings with the record labels who’s bids are entering the national selection. Therefore the three acts are now confirmed and they will indeed fight (hard) for a ticket in Lisbon’s Eurovision Song Contest.
ERT made it clear that the rules and terms for participation are strict. The basic rules for the songs is that they should not violate the 1st of September rule. The record labels will undertake the expenses of the Greek delegations (except those been ERT employees, HoD and HoP). Record labels will pay everything else (video clip, stage presentation, choreographer, backing vocalists, dancers, hair style – make up artist, promo tour. Every action of the national final participants and winner (after the national selection) will be made under priority approval of the national broadcaster.
ERT is holding its national final at the end of January (no specific date mentioned, although ERT usually holds the national final on weekday). ERT will also cover the EBU fee which is estimated to 110,000 Euros and undertakes the obligation to find sponsors under the EBU agreements.
National Final entries will be released in public, 10 days before the live show.