The Greek broadcaster ERT has announced that Katerine Duska will represent the nation of Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest for 2019.
Duska will be representing Greece when she sings in the second half of the first semifinal, which will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 14th. The song she will perform has not yet been announced.
The Canadian-Greek songstress was born and raised in Montreal. She began composing music when she was a teenager. At that same time, she moved with her family to Greece, where she later studied law at the University of Athens.
Duska’s debut album “Embodiment” featured the singles “One in a Million” and “Won’t Leave.” Her cover of the Arctic Monkeys’ song “Do I Wanna Know” has over one million views on YouTube. She is signed to Minos EMI, one of the leading record labels in Greece.
Her musical style channels the dark sonic timbres of Lykke Li and Jessie Ware and her trademark soulful rasp has earned her comparisons to the late English singer Amy Winehouse.
Maria Koufopoulou, the ERT Director of International Relations, stated in January that the broadcaster wanted to go with a more European sound in 2019, after failing to qualify with more ethnic entries in 2016 and 2018.
Duska’s Eurovision 2019 competition song is set to be released on March 7th. Her latest Instagram posts suggest that she has been working on the song together with London-based singer-songwriter Leon Of Athens and producer Phil Cook.