Greece 2019 🇬🇷 announcement delay brings suspicions and rumours
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
GREECE – Is the name of Katerine Duska still on the table for Eurovision 2019? Is it true that ERT will fully cover the expenses for the Greek entry this year? Is it true that the announcement delays due to song problem? Nobody knows but lots of speculations have risen on the web.
On early January ERT reached an agreement with MINOS EMI for Katerine Duska representing the country in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Originally ERT officially stated that the song will make us dance. Then ERT re-sttated that the song is independent music style. Now ERT states that the song is a powerful ballad in the style of Amy Winehouse.
Originally there would have been some financial deal between MINOS EMI and ERT to split the expenses. Currently this is what ERT officially claims to justify the delay of the announcement. But there are secure rumours from inside the broadcaster that ERT will fully cover the Greek entry expenses (including the video clip).
Rumours by Greek media and sources close to the broadcaster and the signer claim that the chosen song for Eurovision 2019 may breach the EBU rule of September 1st was it seems it have bee only performed in the recent past. The information is completely denied by MINOS EMI sources with which oikotimes.com recently spoke.
Though media claim that the song for Eurovision 2019 is the one titled “Somebody” which was already released by Katerine Douska and that the artist and her team are back in the studio to re-arrange the song into something that will not cause any problems.
True or fake news? Once thing is for sure. ERT’s announcement delay once again created suspicions. But then again who could have waited for a more professional approach by the recent ERT adminstrations on the Eurovision issue?