Greek media are reporting that the presentation of “What They Say”, the Greek entry for Eurovision 2023, may be postponed.
The presentiation of “What They Say”, which was supposed to take place on March 6,
has reportedly been postponed. According to EurovisionFun, the main reason for the postponement is the Tempi train crash.
On February 28 2023, two trains collided head-on in the south of the Tempi Valley in central Greece.
At least 57 people died and 85 more were injured in the crash, making it the deadliest rail disaster in Greece since 1968 ,
and the deadliest in Europe since 2013. Due to the crash, many television stations in Greece have had to change their programming due to the period of national mourning, including ERT.
Another reason for the possible postponement is the ongoing court case between Melissa Mantzoukis and ERT.
Melissa filed a case after the Greek selection results were revealed.
If the court rules in Melissa’s favour, then ERT will temporarily have to stop all activities related to Eurovision 2023.
The court is set to reveal their judgement tomorrow.
ERT have not given a new date for the song presentation.
Victor Vernicos was proposed by PANIK records to represent Greece in Eurovision.
He is 16 years old and is half-Greek and half-Danish.
He has been performing since he was four years old and released his first single at the age of 14. He is the youngest person in history to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest.