Stefania releases 'Last Dance' - Greece's song for Eurovision 2021
Overnight Stefania Liberakakis has released Greece's Eurovision entry for 2021, the much anticipated 'Last Dance'.
The Greek broadcaster, ERT announced soon after the cancellation of Eurovision in Rotterdam that Stefania would return to represent Greece in 2021.
The song title ‘Last Dance’ was announced back in January.
'Last Dance' premiered on ERT's digital platform ERTFLIX at 5pm (Greek time).
The song is written by the same team behind Stefania’s Eurovision 2020 song ‘SUPERG!RL’. The writing team consists of Dimitris Kontopoulos, ARCADE and Sharon Vaughn. They are all very familiar at Eurovision having written countless songs over the years. Both Dimitris Kontopoulos and Sharon Vaughn are also behind Moldova’s Eurovision 2021 entry ‘Sugar’ for Natalia Gordienko released last week.
Also returning from last year is Kostas Karydas who will direct the music video after directing ‘SUPERG!RL’.
Stefania was born in 2002 in Utrecht, Netherlands, from a Greek family, where she grew up speaking both Dutch and Greek.
In the past she has competed in The Voice Kids (The Netherlands), and sung in two seasons of Kinderen voor Kinderen (Children for Children), a famous Dutch children’s choir, where as part of the choir she performed in front of the Royal Family. She has also had her hand in acting where she played a role as Fenna in the Brugklas TV series. This year she appeared in a few films including the film version of Brugklas where she plays the same character.
Stefania has already had experience on a Eurovision stage having competed in Junior Eurovision 2016 representing the Netherlands as part of the Dutch girl group Kisses. Their energetic performance of 'Kisses and Dancin' got them an 8th place finish.
In 2020 she was all the rage when she made an appearance in Greece’s MAD Video Music Awards held in July, which also featured Luca Hanni, Eleni Foureira, Tamta, and Sakis Rouvas. She sung a cover of Daddy Yankee’s 'Con calma' along with Ilenia Williams, and Konnie Metaxa. It samples Snow’s 1992 number one charting song 'Informer'.
She becomes the fourth female soloist to represent Greece in a row and sixth female soloist in recent decades to represent Greece from the Greek diaspora, including the likes of US born Kalomira, Swedish born Helena Paparizou and last years representative Canadian born Katherine Duska.
Greece debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest 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' and then on managed to stay in the top 10 for most of the decade and also won the Contest for the first time in 2005 with Helena Paparizou’s 'My Number One'.
You can listen to Stefania's entry song and others competing at Eurovision 2021 via the Aussievision playlist on Spotify: