Amanda Georgiadi, also known as Amanda Tenfjord, has released her Eurovision 2022 entry for Greece called “Die Together” on Thursday.
The song, which 25-year-old Georgiadi composed herself with the help of Bjorn Helgen, tells the story of a couple in what could be considered a toxic relationship: “I love you, say that you love me too…That’s the only way we can get out of this hell we made,” the lyrics read.
The song, along with its official video, premiered on Thursday on the Greek public television network ERT.
The stunning video for the Greek Eurovision entry was filmed on the beautiful Greek island of Symi.
Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord to represent Greece in Eurovision 2022
Georgiadi’s entry was evaluated during a rigorous process in which seven judges from ERT pored over 40 entries submitted by dozens of talented Greek musicians.
The song will represent Greece at the 2022 Eurovision song competition which will be held in Turin, Italy this Spring.
Half Greek and half Norwegian, Georgiadi spent her earliest years in the Greek city of Ioannina, until she moved with her family to the small village of Tennfjord, in Norway at a young age.
Her Norwegian mother’s maiden name, Tenfjord, along with the name of the town in Norway where she was raised, were the inspiration for her professional name “Amanda Tenfjord.”
Georgiadi pursued music from a very young age, and began learning piano at just five. Throughout her teenage years, the Greek-Norwegian musician wrote countless songs, and even continued writing throughout medical school.
She soon gained popularity in Norway, and has performed in countless festivals and television shows across Scandinavia.
Greece among top 10 during last year’s contest
The Eurovision Song Contest is the most-watched non-sporting event worldwide. It started as a way to promote cooperation between European countries in the years following the Second World War and it has been a well-established European tradition since.
It is organized annually by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) broadcasts the event annually and is responsible for choosing the country’s entry song.
Italy won the Eurovision final with the song “Zitti E Buoni” by the rock band Måneskin; France and Switzerland came in second and third.
The Italians scooped up a massive 318 points from the public vote, putting the rock song above national jury winners Switzerland, France and Malta.
In the last six iterations of the contest before last year’s, Greece had not managed to place within the top ten, but Stefania and her creative team changed that with their pop track.
Greece participated at the grand final of the 65th annual Eurovision with Greek-Dutch singer Stefania Liberakakis stunning with her performance of “Last Dance,” however the country came 10th after scoring 170 points.
The 2020 contest, which as 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.