Stefania selected to represent Greece at Eurovision 2020
Its finally official!! Today ERT, the Greek broadcaster, has announced that Stefania Liberakakis will represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
Her selection did not come as a surprise as her name has been circulating for a few months now.
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.
This year 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”.
In November she released a new single “Turn Around” which she co-wrote with Dutch songwriters Clifford Goilo and Catalina Schweighauser. It is a break up song reminiscent of Ariana Grande’s recent releases.
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.
Her Eurovision 2020 song entry is called 'Superg!rl' and is composed by Dimitri Kontopoulos, ARCADE and Sharon Vaughn. Dimitri and Sharon last collaborated together on 'Scream' for Sergey Lazarev's Eurovision 2019 entry for Russia.
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”.