GREECE – There was a chaotic situation since last night regarding the Greek national selection. First, there was information reaching our newsdesk that some applicants received a message from the Greek national broadcaster that there will be a national final instead of an internal selection.
The information has not been clarified. The ERT message to the applicants (at least some of them, as there are many who say they are not aware of it) was whether they are interested in turning the selection into a national final show.
Now, we have at least two secure sources informing us that if there is a national selection or an internal selection will be decided and announced by December 15. We might even have the name by then!
The information derives from applicants, managers and record labels and not from anyone inside the Greek national broadcaster.
It is no secret that some applicants and record labels strongly object to a national selection considering the ERT committee headed by Dimitris Papadimitriou more trustworthy (we are surprised though).
Now the big question is what kind of a national final should would that be? Because aside MAD TV productions, ERT’s live shows were never famous for their technical quality or aesthetics.
Will ERT appoint a production company to do it? Could this mean that companies like MAD TV or BARKING WELL MEDIA take over the project? Or ERT will use companies like those which they already use for their TV series productions?
In any case, it is amazingly fair to have a national final (instead of a few people deciding the Greek fate in the contest) but we truly wonder if they are (technically) ready for it.
Because if there’s gonna be a national final show, it must be unprecedented and spectacular, fit or to exceed the “golden” years of Greece (2004-2011).
It would be amazing if ERT could clarify what’s really happening
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