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Greece: Victor's song for Eurovision 2023 released – Listen to "What They Say"

Victor Vernicos will be singing "What They Say" and represent Greece at Eurovision 2023. Listen to the song here

Back in January, it was announced that the Greek-Danish singer Victor Vernicos would represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

And today, Greek broadcaster ERT released his song for Eurovision 2023 during the show Dyo Sti Mia. Listen to "What They Say" here:

Greece 2023: Victor Vernicos – "What They Say"

What They Say was written and produced by Victor himself more than a year ago.

Victor Vernicos was internally selected by Greek broadcaster ERT to represent Greece after convincing both a 70-member audience panel and an ESC jury from ERT.

Victor Vernicos

Victor Vernicos Jørgensen (16) was born in Athens in 2006, just a few months after Eurovision 2006 was held in his hometown. He's half Greek and half Danish, and has been involved in music since he was 4-years-old. He's taken vocal and guitar lessons, and also attended music seminars.

Victor began uploading his own cover versions of songs to YouTube nearly three years ago. His most popular cover version has been viewed by approximately 13,000 people.

In 2021 he released his first song. He wrote both the music and lyrics for the song, and also produced it himself. At the moment he's taking vocal and performance lessons with Nina Lotsari.

He told the story of his Eurovision song "What They Say," which he submitted for the Greek selection process, on Instagram:

– I believe in my song and its meaning, said Victor

He characterizes his Eurovision song as a festive, atmospheric ballad.

He has set the goal of becoming the youngest ESC winner ever. Victor Vernicos is currently the youngest Greek competitor in this competition, but he's already missed the record for the youngest winner. It will always be Belgium's Sandra Kim, who won the Eurovision Song Contest 1986 at the age of 13.

Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest

Greece 2005: Helena Paparizou - "My Number One"

Greece started its Eurovision adventure back in 1974, and has participated in the contest 42 times.

They won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 with the song "My Number One," performed by Helena Paparizou. Since that victory, they have been very successful in Eurovision.

Greece 2005: Helena Paparizou - "My Number One"

Greece has qualified for the Grand Final 16 out of 18 times, only missing the Grand Final in 2016 and 2018. Well done, Greece! Since 2004, they have finished in the top ten 11 out of 18 times. They have never finished last in the contest.

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