It’s that time of year when we drop further and further in to the rumour mill – however one that seems to be gaining momentum is that young Dutch-Greek singer Stefania is likely to be the artist representing Greece at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
As reported by OGAE Greece, sources close to Greek broadcaster ERT have confirmed that they have selected the young singer for the contest and expect a song to be chosen soon. According to the speculation, Stefania’s management submitted three songs to the broadcaster, including two composed by Dimitris Kontopoulos. Kontopoulos has a long history at Eurovision, with all but one song composed having qualified for the final. His credits include Ukraine’s 2008 ‘Shady Lady‘, Greece’s 2009 ‘This Is Our Night‘ and 2017 ‘This Is Love‘ and Russia’s two third places with Sergey Lazarev in 2016 and 2019. The third song is said to be composed by a fully Dutch writing team.
The genres of the three songs that are supposedly being decided between are ‘pop midtempo’, ‘dance reggae’ and ‘ethnic pop banger’. All three sound like they have potential to be fan favourites! An announcement confirming Stefania as the Greek representative is expected before the end of January.
So who is Stefania? The young singer was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 2002 to a Greek family. Despite only being a teenager still, she has amassed almost 50,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel which see’s her mostly post cover versions. However, over the past two years she has also released a number of original songs. Check out her latest release ‘Turn Around’ below.
It’s also not her first Eurovision gig; as she took part at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 as part of girl group Kisses. Their song ‘Kisses and Dancin’‘ placed eighth out of seventeen, with their performance showing that Stefania can definitely sing and dance at the same time!
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