Greek-Dutch singer Stefania Liberakakis has officially released “Last Dance,” Greece’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, set to take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in May 2021.
The much-anticipated “Last Dance” was written by Dimitris Kontopoulos, Arcade, and Sharon Vaughn, who penned Stefania’s 2020 entry for the song competition.
The track features an ’80s dance vibe, and the freshly-released music video, filmed in Athens, is replete with nods to Greek mythology, such as Pegasus and Atlas.
High hopes for Greece with “Last Dance” by Stefania at 65th Eurovision
With an upbeat, hopeful message for the future after the struggles felt internationally due to Covid-19, “Last Dance” has Greeks feeling optimistic about the country’s chances in the competition.
Stefania and her team wrote and recorded five potential songs for the upcoming song contest to be judged by a panel from ERT, Greece’s public broadcasting network.
Since the panel chose “Last Dance” to represent the country, Stefania recorded a final track of the song to submit to the competition in January.
In the last six iterations of the contest, Greece has not managed to place within the top ten. Stefania and her creative team hope to change that with their pop track.
Eurovision 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic
Last year’s contest, also scheduled to take place in Rotterdam, was cancelled for the first time in its 64-year history in March of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
After that competition was cancelled, judges decided that song entries could not be resubmitted for the 2021 Eurovision contest.
The same lineup of 41 countries that had been meant to compete last year will be included in the 2021 Eurovision competition.
Stefania’s song “SUPERG!RL” was selected to represent Greece at the 2020 Eurovision contest.
The young songstress, who was born in December of 2002 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, will ironically represent Greece in the country of her birth at the 65th annual international competition.
The young singer became known in the Netherlands at the tender age of nine, when she participated in the Dutch version of the popular talent show ”The Voice Kids.”