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Marina Satti to Represent Greece at Eurovision 2024 in Sweden

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Public broadcaster ERT has announced that Marina Satti will represent Greece at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Malmo, Sweden in May. Credit: flickr/ Ajuntament de Vilanova i la Geltrú cc by 2.0

Marina Satti will represent Greece at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Malmo, Sweden, public broadcaster ERT reported. The artist, known for her fusion of traditional Greek and Anatolian melodies with contemporary sounds, awaits the selection of her performance song.

This announcement comes as the country commemorates fifty years of participation in Eurovision. The decision was unveiled on the popular show “Studio 4” by Nancy Zampetoglou and Thanasis Anagnostopoulos.

Satti revealed that the chosen song is yet to be finalized. ERT, in collaboration with Golden Records and Minos EMI, has opened submissions for songwriters, emphasizing the need for original compositions within a three-minute duration. Applications are being accepted until December 1st of this year.

The next Eurovision Song Contest will take place from May 7th to 11th of the following year in 2024.

About Marina Satti

Marina Satti blends traditional Greek music with contemporary pop and urban influences. She was born in Athens to a Greek mother and a Sudanese father and raised on Crete.
Marina began her musical journey with classical piano and vocal training, eventually exploring jazz at the Nakas Conservatory.

Satti’s dedication to traditional Greek music led her to establish the women’s polyphonic group, “fonés,” and the choir “chóres,” comprised of two hundred women who promote Greek cultural heritage internationally.

In 2022, she unveiled her first full-length album, Yenna. Additionally, Satti has showcased her talents in acting at prominent Greek cultural institutions, including the National Theatre, the Greek National Opera, and the Athens Festival.

Satti’s biggest hit, “Mantissa,” came out in 2017. Inspired by Epirotic traditional melodies, it became a sensation on YouTube, garnering over fifty-four million views. The music video showcases the vibrant and colorful streets of Athens.

Greek Eurovision Journey

Greece’s first Eurovision performance took place in 1974. The country became a permanent consent member, having accumulated forty-three entries to date. Greece achieved a remarkable victory in 2005, taking first place thanks to the iconic performance of “My Number One,” by Helena Paparizou.

With strong successes, Greece has secured a place in the Grand Final sixteen out of nineteen times, suffering several setbacks in 2016, 2018, and 2023. Showing consistent excellence, the country has finished in the top ten eleven times since 2004 and has never finished at the bottom of a competition.

However, Greece’s Eurovision journey in 2023 was confronted with disappointment, as the country did not qualify for the grand final. Despite the efforts of 16-year-old Victor Vernicos, who represented Greece with the song “What They Say,” the predictions for success were not favorable from the very beginning. Vernicos became the country’s youngest ever representative in the contest.


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