Greece: Victor Vernicos to Eurovision 2023

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Today, the Greek broadcaster ERT revealed the artist that will represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The announcement was made during the 21 news bulletin on ERT 1.

Greece will be represented at Eurovision 2023 by their youngest ever representative, Victor Vernicos with the song "What They Say".

His song "What They Say" is written and produced by Victor himself more than a year ago. The song will be released at a later date.

Internal Selection

The last months, Greece has held an internal selection process with 106 songs submitted. The songs were shortlisted to just seven that were evaluated by two juries; a public jury (50.6% weight) and a professional jury (49.4% weight).

The public jury consisted of 70 members that were chosen by lottery and a process that ensured the immutability and age representativeness of the Eurovision audience. 25 members in the 18-24 age group, 20 members in the 25-34 age group, 15 members in the 35-44 age group and 10 members in the 45+ age group were drawn.

The two juries selected the final three songs:

A seven-member committee made by ERT chose the representative among the three.

Victor Vernicos

Victor Vernicos Jørgensen (16) is half Greek and half Danish has been involved in music since he was 4 years old. He has taken vocal and guitar lessons, while he has also attended music technology seminars.

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

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