After being heavily rumoured, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Katerine Duska has been announced as the act for Greece. ERT finally released the news, last night.
The rumours all started last month when a journalist, Yiannis Poulopoulos revealed that the network was close to selecting her as their act – talk about letting the cat out of the bag.
Very little information has been revealed about the song, but she is signed to Minos EMI which is the same label as the Cyprus representative, Tamta, and the song is expected to be a pop track that isn’t in the Greek language – and so we can presume it’s in English. The track is expected to drop on 7 March 2019.
As for who Katerine Duska is, well she was born and raised in Canada but lives in Athens, Greece. She released her debut album Embodiment in 2015 to critical acclaim, and also released two singles from the album, “One Million” and “Won’t Leave”, and then followed that up with a single titled “Fire Away” which was used in a Nescaf Canada advert campaign.
Recently, she’s been performing at concerts, last year, building her profile. She’s also recently featured on Stathis Drogosis’ “Tha Perasoun I Meres” from the 18+ album and Billy Pod’s single “Limit To Your Love”. We are totally interested in her song, as her voice is unique and interesting. It’s got to be good, since Greece doesn’t want a repeat of last year, and plans to actually make the Grand Final, this year. Last year, they placed 14th in their Semi-Final and were represented by Yianna Terzi with “Oniro mou”.
More and more acts are being revealed in the coming weeks. Announced acts so far are Srbuk for Armenia, Tamta for Cyprus, Jonida Maliqi for Albania, Eliot for Belgium, Miki for Spain, Serhat for San Marino, Duncan Laurence for The Netherlands, Tamara Todevska for North Macedonia, Michela Pace for Malta, Bilal Hassani for France, Lake Malawi for the Czech Republic, PÆNDA for Austria, Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman for Finland. Michael Rice for the United Kingdom, Sergey Lazarev for Russia, Mahmood for Italy, Kate Miller-Heidke for Australia, D-Moll for Montenegro, and Kobi Marimi for Israel. The other countries are expected to reveal their acts in the forthcoming months.
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted at the Expo Tel Aviv in Israel after Netta won last year with the song “Toy”. The two Semi-Finals will take place on 14 May and 16 May with the Grand Final taking place on 18 May. A total of 42 countries will compete in the contest.