Greece: Victor Vernicos' Eurovision 2023 entry 'What they say' released
The song 'What they say' that young talented Victor Vernicos will be singing in Liverpool representing Greece at Eurovision 2023 is out!
We already knew that Victor Vernicos with the song 'What they say' under the label of Panik Records has been selected to fly the Greek flag in Liverpool. Today we got to listen his entry for Eurovision 2023 and sense his talent and special vocals in the music video of his song.
The 16 year-old act was selected via a selection process that started back in late August. Out of 106 submissions that reached ERT seven candidates were shorlisted. The seven proposals were reviewed by ERT's committee and a public jury consisting of 70 members. Each one of the two bodies contributed to the final result with a 49.4% and 50.6% share repsectively.
Following the voting three acts passed through to the final stage of the selection:
- Antonia Kaouri & Maria Maragou – Shout Out
- Melissa Mantzoukis – Liar
- Victor Vernicos – What They Say
Eventually Victor Vernicos was chosen to represent the Greek nation at the upcoming 67th Eurovision Song Contest this May in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Victor's song for Eurovision 2023 is an emotional atmospheric ballad with energetic vibes delivering the message of a human anxiety for your ownself which however can be liberating by saving the others the same time.Well, you know what they sayLet's all make sure no one loses their wayI almost can't stand seeing others in painI am bold, now I got too much on my plateAnd I'll save all the others 'cause for me it's too...
Earlier today “What They Say” premiered through the ERT’s show “Dio sti 1” and progressively is released on all digital and streaming platforms. Previously Victor had stated about his song:
‘What They Say’ is a song that from the moment I wrote it became the favorite of me and my team, and my friends, even my family! I produced and wrote it myself, it’s emotional but also has an energy… a surprise that makes it unique in my heart.
All the songs I write come from my feelings, they are full of honesty and authenticity. Music is a way of expression and I just try to express myself and what I think and feel in the purest way possible.
The music video has been directed by ERT's Director, Giannis Georgioudakis while Kostas Kalimeris, Steve Sovolos and Vaggelis Gialamas have contributed in the production of the Greek entry.
Konstantinos Rigos has been assigned with the staging of the song and is familiar to the Eurovision audience as he had directed in the past Loukas Yiorkas (Greece 2011) and Eleftheria Eleftheriou (Greece 2012).
Lyrics of 'What they say'They all goesFeet start to shake, heart starts to acheCan't focusPanic I lay on the floor and I hate that i'm holding onMy lungs are break and i can't stop make underTime starts to wrink how's that I'm not afraidThrough the pain they givingAnxious the way i'm breathingCan't say that i'm longing forAnd neither did they break my spiritInsane and I can tell who's winningWish it was something i could just ignoreWell, you know what they sayLet's all make sure no one loses their wayI almost can't stand seeing others in painI am bold, now I got too much on my plateAnd I'll save all the others 'cause for me it's too...Nostalgic mind i miss the days where my heart wouldn't acheAnd i'm drowningIt's how i'm quicksandLive to dieLeave me so blindI hate my own feelingsCan't say that i'm longing forAnd neither did they break my spiritInsane and I can tell who's winningWish it was something i could just ignoreWell, you know what they say (Ooh)Let's all make sure no one loses thеir wayI almost can't stand seeing others in painI am bold, now I got too much on my plateAnd I'll save all thе others 'cause for me it's too— (Ooh)Let's all make sure no one loses their wayI almost can't stand seeing others in painI am bold, now I got too much on my plateAnd I'll save all the others 'cause for me it's too late
A few words for Victor
16 years old, Victor Vernicos, was one of the act suggested by Panic Records for this year’s contest. He is the younger contestant so far in this year's competition and Greece younger representative ever.
The young telanted act has been involved in since he was 4 years old, learning musical instruments and taking vocal lessons. At the age of 8 he took vocal lessons and at 10 guitar lessons, while when he was 13 years old he attended music technology seminars. His ability is special as he writes songs himself while he has stood out with his first YouTube videos.
In 2021 he released his first song titled "Fake Club", in which he wrote music, lyrics but also produced it himself. She is currently taking vocal lessons with vocal coach Chryssanthemis and performance lessons with Nina Lotsari.
Victor will be competing in the first half of the second semi-final in Liverpool on May 11, 2023.
News source: ERT
Image: 'What they say' Music Video