What next for this year’s Eurovision finalists?
Greece: Katerine Duska
Greece have only won Eurovision once, in 2005 with “My Number One” sung by Helena Paparizou but have had a number of top ten finishes in the immediate years that followed. Sadly, since 2014 they have either come 19th or 20th so all eyes were on 29 year old Katerine Duska this year with her powerful “Better Love”. Alas, it wasn’t to be, again. The song ended up twenty first with 74 points, 50 of those from the jury vote.
Katerine made her chart debut in 2014 with “One In A Million” and followed this with “Won’t Leave”, both tracks preceding her debut album “Embodiment”, released the following year. After making a number of stage performances during 2018 with Swedish singer Albin Lee Meldau, Katerine won her selection to represent Greece at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
“Better Love” was co-written with Scottish reality show star David Sneddon, who won the second series of the BBC programme Fame Academy in 2002 and went on to have a UK number one with “Stop Living The Lie”. “Better Love” has peaked at No.4 on the Greek digital singles chart and opens up new opportunities for Katerine on the international stage with new material already waiting in the wings! Good luck Katerine!