Eurovision 2022 Greece profile: 'Die Together' by Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord
Greece in Eurovision
Greece made their Eurovision debut in 1974. Over the decades they had various degrees of success until 2001 when Greece finished in third place with Antique’s '(I Would) Die For You'. Greece managed to stay in the top 10 for most of the 2000's decade and also won the Contest for the first time in 2005 with Helena Paparizou’s 'My Number One'.
At last year's Contest, Stefania secured Greece a top 10 finish in the Grand Final in Rotterdam with her entry 'Last Dance'. Greece's 10th place finish was a return to form, having last reached the top 10 in 2013 when 'Alcohol Is Free' by Koza Mostra featuring Agathonas Iakovidis reached 6th place.
2022 Entry: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord - 'Die Together'
Semi-final: Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord will compete from position 15 in semi-final 1
My Eurovision Scoreboard ranking: 9th
Odds to win ranking: 6th
(Rankings as of 8 April 2022)
About the artists
Amanda Georgiadi, who goes by the stage name, Amanda Tenfjord, is a 24-year-old singer and song-writer who lived in Ioannina, Greece, until she was three-years-old. Amanda and her family later moved to Norway where they lived in Tenfjord, hence her stage name.
Her debut EP, 'First Impression', was released back in 2018 to great reviews. In 2021 Amanda released the EP 'Miss the Way You Missed Me' in 2021. The single from the EP 'Then I Fell In Love', released in November 2020, charted in Norway's Top 10 singles charts for over 20 weeks.
Her June 2019 song release, 'Troubled Water', was included in a Netflix TV drama series 'Spinning Out' where a figure skating Olympic hopeful struggles to balance love, family and fragile mental health as her dream of winning takes a dizzying hold.
Amanda is currently studying medicine to be a doctor while pursuing a career in music.
About the song
‘Die Together’ was co-written by Amanda along with Bjørn Helge Gammelsæter. When Amanda revealed her song on ERT she shared that the song isn't related to the Covid pandemic or the invasion in Ukraine, but is about reflecting on the ending of a long term relationship.
The music video was filmed on the Greek island of Symi, directed by Costas Karydas. Amanda joined actor Nikolas Melachronidis for the ‘Die Together’ video.
How she was chosen for Eurovision
Amanda was announced as Greece’s Eurovision 2022 representative back in December 2021 by Greece's Eurovision 2021 artist Stefania on ERT's Studio4ERT program.
She was internally selected by the Greek broadcaster ERT out of a shortlist of five artists selected to represent Greece at Eurovision 2022 in Turin. Good job nicky, Joanna Drigo, Ilias Kozas and Lou is were the other artists that were short listed.
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Greece will compete in semi-final 1 on May 10 (European time) in Turin.