9 January – It’s been a lovely year for us

We’ve mentioned before that Greece seem to have generally hit their mark in the last 20 years. One win, a couple of third places, and a regular qualifier from semi-finals, you can never write them off. And they sometimes surprise.

In Torino/Turin, Greece entered Greek-Norwegian Αμάντα Κλάρα Γεωργιάδη Τένφιορντ/Amanda Klara Georgiadis Tenfjord. You can probably guess which bits of her name are Greek and which are Norwegian. Her staging was a slightly cluttered affair, but she had a good voice to appease anyone with OCD. She finished a creditable eighth – the best finish since 2006 – and was quite a hit with the juries around Europe. Maybe that second Greek win isn’t far away.

Amanda is 27 today.

Χρόνια πολλά, Αμάντα!