Hatzigiannis to write Greek Eurovision song January 6, 2007Posted by grhomeboy in Music Life Greek.
Cypriot pop star Michalis Hatzigiannis will write the next Greek entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.
ESC Today reports that the news was confirmed by Hatzigiannis in an interview broadcast by Greek music channel Mad TV. He added that he would not be performing at the contest. He explained that ERT contacted him and asked him to consider entering both as songwriter and performer. He felt though that with plans afoot to launch an album in the UK and US, the stigma of performing at Eurovision might not do him any favours. He did confirm that the song will be in English.
Michalis Hatzigiannis previously entered Eurovision in 1998, when he represented his home country, Cyprus. His song ‘Genesis’ ended in 11th place. Despite this, he has gone on to carve out a successful career in Greece and Cyprus with best-selling albums.
ERT hopes to announce details of their performer before the end of January, giving certain sites a good few weeks to suggest every imaginable performer known to man, before eventually claiming they got it right in the first place.