This Is Love (Demy song)
|"This Is Love"|
|Single by Demy|
|from the album Kontra|
|Released||6 March 2017|
|Demy singles chronology|
|"This Is Love"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry|
|◄ "Utopian Land" (2016)|
|"Oneiro mou" (2018) ►|
"This Is Love" is a song performed by Greek singer Demy. The song represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, and was written by Dimitris Kontopoulos, Romy Papadea and John Ballard. The song was released as a digital download on 6 March 2017 through PANIK Records. On 26 April 2017, a Greek version of the song was released, titled "Oso Zo" (Όσο Ζω, As Long As I Live).
Eurovision Song Contest
In January 13, 2017, ERT announced Demy as the Greek entrant to 2017 Contest in Kiev. Later the day of Demy's announcement as performer at Eurovision, ERT revealed that Dimitris Kontopoulos (the selected songwriter) will write three songs for Demy, that they will compete in a national final with video clips at early March 2017 where the Greek public, would select their favorite song. Voting to select the song at the national final would be conducted through 100% televoting and SMS texting by the public. The three songs are in English language and each one of the songs are in different genres. Later, it was announced that for the first time, together with the public, the song would be selected by a jury of Greek communities of the Diaspora.
Through the national final which was held on 6 March, it was revealed that "This Is Love" would respresent the country in Kiev. The other two songs, "When the Morning Comes Around" and "Angels" finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. "This Is Love" won the national final with a percentage of 70% of the televoting and 89% of the international diaspora juries.
The song qualified for the grand final where it finished in 19th place.
|1.||"This Is Love"||3:06|
|Greece (IFPI Greece)||3|
|Greece||6 March 2017||Digital download||Panik Records|
|Denmark||19 April 2017||Digital download||Capitol Music|
- Cobb, Ryan (6 March 2017). "Greece: 'This Is Love' is chosen as Demy's entry for Kyiv!". escXtra.
- Vranis, Michalis (13 January 2017). "Greece: Demy will fly directly to Kyiv!". esctoday.com. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
- Jiandani, Sanjay (Sergio) (6 March 2017). "Greece: Demy's song determined; This Is Love goes to Kyiv!". esctoday.com. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- "This Is Love - Single". Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- "Top 20 Ελληνικών τραγουδιών (Top 20 of Greek songs)" (in Greek). AirplayChart.gr. Archived from the original on May 12, 2017.
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