GREECE – It widely accepted that the first rehearsal of Greece in Eurovision 2019 was a success, it was artistic and it was flawless. But no one seems to have understood the concept of what we see on stage. Various sites write about an Ancient Greek fountain, about a rose blooming, others confuse the flower of lotus with the one of water lily.
The most weird though is that due to the lack of any Greek elements in the stage presentation, organised by Lady Gaga’s colleague Tom Denning, there was not a single journalist asking her about that during the met and greet and the one-2-one interview sessions.
There are several speculations about the technique and the stage presentation. others talk about tableau vivant technique, other talk about painting of renaissance indicating the painting of “Garden of Earthly Delights” by Hieronymus Bosch (something the artist and her director Efi Goudi re-post on the social media stories). But in the end no one knows what is the thing we see on stage.
Yes, it’s pure art and Katerine serves it in an absolute way. But it was kinda rude when me personally asked them via social media about their stage presentation (plus their manager) and although it’s obvious the read the message they’ll hide and deny to answer. Weird!
Also it would be nice to give us some explanations for this “egg” thing, the prop which has two sides and literally show me where the Ancient Greek fountain is.
The Greek representative, Katerina Duska, has appeared live on live in the ERT newscast and in particular to the reporter Stavroula Christofilea. But even ERT didn’t bother to ask her. Maybe everyone has a degree on History of Art but me (actually that’s my first college degree).
In the question of the ERT journalist for her first projection and her thoughts a few days before the first semifinal, Katerina Duska replied:
“I think our yesterday’s inspection has left very good impressions. However, these tests are for testing, checking for errors, etc. Still we are working on too many things, but I can say it was a very productive repeat. I am glad we have received so many positive comments.”
The reporter then pointed out that for the first time in Eurovision, Greece brings a new technique and all the people on stage are presented as background paintings.
“We wanted to make some references to the Renaissance and artistic element. I think we are on the right track.”
Then Ms Chrisofilea stressed that Better Love is a unexpected song from Greece for Eurovision that could make her own international career and has already been loved by both the foreign and the Greek public.
“Accepting the best love was perhaps superior to our expectations. Personally, he always believed in the particular song, his sound and the whole “vision”. But I am very happy to have embraced you very much and you have not seen anything yet!”
Although Greeks don’t seem to bother understand the stage presentation and keep support Katrine, it would be nice, simply out of curiosity, to elaborate more about the stage presentation if she is kind enough, aside from finding time to sing the Dutch entry in the press area to fulfil public relations obligations!