Youngest participant: 16-year-old Victor Vernicos represented Greece in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Photos and videos
On Thursday, May 11, the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 kicked off in Liverpool. This time, representatives of 16 countries will compete for the final. This year, 16-year-old Victor Vernicos will represent Greece, and he wrote his entry song called What They Say when he was 14, when he was going through "anxious moments"...
The boy became the youngest participant in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 and the youngest representative of Greece in the history of the country. OBOZREVATEL learned about this while watching the live broadcast.
The young contestant has been playing music since the age of four. He was chosen from 106 participants at the national selection in Greece. However, bookmakers do not believe in the young man's success - they predict him to finish 29th in the standings.
In the second semi-final, Victor dedicated his performance and song to the younger generation who dream and create despite the difficulties. According to the singer himself, his single, written in 2021, encourages him to share his feelings and emotions.
"Well, you know what they say / Lost souls make sure no one goes astray / It hurts to see others suffer / Oh, I'm both now, I've got too much on my plate / And I'm saving everyone else because it's too much for me," the contestant sang.
OBOZREVATEL is providing a live text broadcast of the second semi-final. Follow all the key events with us.
You can find out where Ukrainians can watch the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 here. And when the grand final will take place and what you need to know about it - read our article.
Find out which of the first semi-finalists made it to the final here. Also, read how bookmakers' odds have changed after the first semi-final. Ukraine, by the way, has found itself in a new position again.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote, this year the voting procedure for the participants was changed. The instructions are described in our article.
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