Greece’s chosen act for 2020 Stefania Liberakakis has released her new single ‘Friday’, a teenage BOP very much in the vein of her would be Eurovision entry in Rotterdam. This is her first single since she the release of ‘SUPERG!RL’.
Friday has come and Stefania is ready to celebrate it with her new single, Friday is her latest release and is a mid tempo pop song. This was her second choice for Eurovision, before ERT ultimately chose SUPERG!RL as the Greek entry, although both songs are similar in structure and sound.
Friday is summery and flows well, it also has subtle ethnic instrumentation and Stefania’s soft vocals pair well, I can understand why ERT thought that SUPERG!RL would have more impact on stage over this. It is definitely more of a radio friendly song, than a song that lends itself to a rousing live performance.
The music video shows Stefania working as a cleaner, before the chorus drops and she is seen in a dream like sequence, dancing around in all different colourful outfits illustrating the joy of the weekend having arrived. As the song finishes she is transported back to her day job. It is a cute and fun video that is done well given the current global situation and restrictions in place across all professions.
Since the cancellation of the contest earlier this year, Stefania has been busy continuing her studies and getting inspiration from her idol Ariana Grande. In a recent interview with Nikkietutorials she confirmed that ERT had asked her to represent them in the 2021 contest.
What do you think of Friday? Do you think it would have been a better entry and are you happy to see Stefania come back in 2021?