Smaller budget, bigger dreams as Greece gears up for Eurovision 2023

Greece budget for Eurovision contestant Victor Vernicos

Hold onto your glitter, folks! ERT is gearing up to spend almost 400,000 Euros on Greece’s participation in Eurovision 2023. That’s right, 399,000 big ones! And what exactly is that money going towards, you may ask? Well, let us break it down for you:

277,365 Euros – This chunk of change will be used for everything from staging to accommodations. You name it, they’ve got it covered!

150,000 Euros – This hefty fee is for the privilege of participating in the contest. Gotta pay to play, right?

12,000 Euros – And let’s not forget the cost of renting a commentary booth. Gotta make sure the announcers have a place to chat!

Budget reduction

Now, you may be thinking that this budget is lower than in past years, but fear not! The reduction in costs is due to the fact that delegations are no longer required to film a backup performance in a studio setting. This saves a ton of dough and ensures that the show will go on, even if an act falls ill with COVID-19.

Victor Vernicos Greece Eurovision 2023 entry

Victor Vernicos

But enough about the budget, let’s talk about the star of the show – Victor Vernicos! This young up-and-comer will be youngest ever to be representing Greece in Eurovision 2023 with his song “What they Say”. The selection was made by a combination of jury voting and an audience panel, and let me tell you, they made a great choice!

PANIK records was behind the proposal to have Victor represent Greece in the contest, and we are so glad they did. At just 16 years old, Victor is already making waves in the music scene. He’s half-Greek and half-Danish, and he’s been performing since he was four years old. Talk about a prodigy! He even released his first single at the age of 14. And get this, folks – he’s the youngest person in history to represent Greece at Eurovision!

So get ready to bust out your best dance moves and cheer on Greece and Victor Vernicos at Eurovision 2023. It’s gonna be a show you won’t want to miss!