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Greece: Victor Vernicos releases 'What They Say'

12 March 2023 at 12:04 CET
Victor Vernicos will represent Greece in Liverpool Nikos Zikos
We finally get to hear 'What They Say' - as Greece premieres its entry to the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Victor Vernicos.

16-year-old Victor Vernicos is Greece’s youngest ever representative at the Eurovision Song Contest.

The Athenian singer/songwriter will perform What They Say when he takes to the big stage in Liverpool. Greece will perform in the Second Semi-Final, at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.

Though still a teenager, Victor’s already well on course to become an accomplished musician; he started playing piano at 4 and guitar at 10, has attended Music Technology courses, and is having vocal lessons.

What They Say is released by Panik Records.

Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest

Greece first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 but until the country won in 2005, it had only finished in the Top 5 on 4 occasions. Greece hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 in Athens.

When it comes to success in the Eurovision Song Contest, Greece has had mixed results. While the country didn't set the scoreboard alight when it made its Eurovision debut in the 1970s, it achieved consistent results over the decades and, to date, has never finished last in the contest.

The turn of the century saw a change in strategy for Greece; the country experimented with different styles of music and different language combinations. Their secret combination worked and in 2005 Helena Paparizou stole the show in Kyiv with My Number One, taking the contest to Greece for the first time ever. 

In the two most recent Contests, in 2021 and 2022, Greece has finished inside the Top 10 of the Grand Final.

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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