Eurovision 2024: What to expect from Greece, Cyprus and Australia

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The Eurovision song contest is back and promises to give its fans another entertaining night to remember. This year, the contest will be held in Malmö, Sweden.

“The Eurovision Lights” will serve as the theme for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, inspired by the vertical lines that permeate both the northern lights and sound equalisers. The two semi-finals, as well as the grand final, will take place as follows: Semi-final 1 on May 7, Semi-final 2 on May 9 and a Grand Final on May 11.

The Greek Herald is taking a look at this year’s entries for Greece, Cyprus and Australia.

Greece: Marina Satti will sing ‘Zari’

Marina Satti,
Marina Satti. Photo: Eurovisionworld.com.

After Victor Vernicos entered Eurovision last year singing What they say, Greece returns to the stage with 37-year-old Marina Satti, who will sing Zari for a chance to take out this year’s title.

The song will feature traditional Greek music, as well as Balkan and Arabic sounds.

“Zari”, meaning ‘dice’ in English, was composed by Satti along with eight other Greek artists. They include Palmer Jordan Richard, Stolar Jay Lewitt, OGE, Beshkov Konstantin Plamenov, Nick Kodonas, Gino the Ghost, Vlospa and Solmeister.

This will be Greece’s 50th year in Eurovision.

Cyprus: Silia Kapsis will sing ‘Liar’

At just 17, Sydney-born singer and dancer Silia Kapsis will be the youngest Australian ever to set foot on the Eurovision stage when she competes for the title this May.
Sydney-born singer and dancer Silia Kapsis. Photo: The Sydney Morning Herald.

At just 17, Sydney-born singer and dancer Silia Kapsis will be the youngest Australian ever to set foot on the Eurovision stage when she performs her song Liar.

Kapsis began training on the choreography for her Cyprus entry in Los Angeles in late December 2023.

‘Liar’ has been described as a danceable pop song which is expected to be a hit amongst Eurovision competition fans.

Australia: Electric Fields will sing ‘One Milkali’ (One Blood)

Michael Ross (left) and Zaachariaha Fielding (right) from Electric Fields. Source: Supplied / Nick Wilson
Michael Ross (left) and Zaachariaha Fielding (right) from Electric Fields. Photo: Supplied / Nick Wilson.

For the very first time, a duo will represent Australia at Eurovision with their soulful dance anthem One Milkali (One Blood).

The pair’s eclectic music blends soulful pop and upbeat electronica, and they have become known for their lively and visually vibrant live performances.

Vocalist, Zaachariaha Fielding and keyboard player and producer, Michael Ross have been performing as Electric Fields since 2015.

Australian band Voyager placed 9th last year with their prog-synth hit Promise.

Sources: Eurovisiontv, SBS News, and ABC News

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