Stefania Liberakakis, mostly being known simply as Stefania, has recently released her new single Swipe. It is a fresh upbeat song with very memorable dance moves. For this song, the Greek-Dutch singer gets help from the Dutch actor and singer Rein van Duivenboden, primarily known as Rein. The song is fully in Dutch and showcases Stefania’s varieties in languages. As a response to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the song is about staying in contact digitally while being responsible to physically distance from each other. In the music video, many of the dancers wearing masks and the used hashtag #socialdistdancing sums up the song perfectly. Check out the song by clicking the link below.
Despite her young age of 17, Stefania already has a lot of media and music experience especially related to the Eurovision world. Stefania represented the Netherlands at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song Kisses and Dancin’ as part of the girl group Kisses. With a total of 174 points, they finished 8th out of 17 participating countries. In 2020, Stefania has been chosen by the Greek national broadcaster ERT to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the pop song Superg!rl. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this unfortunately didn’t happen. However, Stefania has been chosen again for 2021 so we are waiting in excitement to listen to her new Eurovision entry coming up soon.
Since making its debut in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, Greece has participated 40 times, missing only 6 contests. After getting 3rd place in 2001 and 2004, Greece’s first victory came in 2005 when Helena Paparizou sang My Number One. Helena Brought the contest to Athens in 2006. In 2008 Kalomira got 3rd place in the final with her song Secret Combination. Some of Greece’s most memorable entries include (I Would) Die For You (2001), Alcohol is Free (2013) and Better Love (2019). Dutch-Greek singer Stefania was selected to represent Greece in the 2020 contest, before it got cancelled. As said above, Stefania will represent Greece in Rotterdam in 2021.
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