Die Together

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"Die Together"
The official cover for "Die Together"
Single by Amanda Tenfjord
LanguageEnglish
Released10 March 2022
Length2:56
LabelPropeller Recordings
Songwriter(s)
Music video
"Die Together" on YouTube
Eurovision Song Contest 2022 entry
Country
Artist(s)
As
Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord
Composer(s)
  • Amanda Georgiadis Tenfjord
  • Bjørn Helge Gammelsæter
Lyricist(s)
  • Amanda Georgiadis Tenfjord
  • Bjørn Helge Gammelsæter
Finals performance
Semi-final result
3rd
Semi-final points
211
Final result
8th
Final points
215
Entry chronology
◄ "Last Dance" (2021)

"Die Together" is a 2022 single by Greek-Norwegian singer Amanda Tenfjord. The song was officially released on 10 March 2022 on Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation's (ERT) show Studio 4.[1] It represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy after being internally selected by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation.[2] The song reached number nine in Greece.

Background

The song is about a dying relationship. However, in a last ditch effort, the singer wants to part their life along with their partner so that they could be with each other until the end of their lives.[1]

Release

The song was officially released on 10 March 2022 on Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation's (ERT) show Studio 4.[1] However, a demo of the song was leaked in late February 2022.

Eurovision Song Contest

Selection

On 7 September 2021, ERT opened a submission period where artists and composers were able to submit up to three songs each until 10 October 2021. Artists were required to be signed to record labels and to indicate the accompanying artistic group as well as the ideas or concept for the song promotion and presentation as part of their proposal.[3][4]

A seven-member jury panel shortlisted five entrants in late October 2021, following this procedure: each member could pick between 5 and 10 entries, and the ones among these that obtained the majority of the preferences were selected to the following phase.[5] The committee then proceeded to discuss with the acts the details of their potential participation at the ERT headquarters, planning to make their final decision by the end of December 2021.[6][7][8] On 17 November 2021, Nancy Zampetoglou and Thanasis Anagnostopoulos announced the shortlisted acts on their ERT program Studio 4. These were: Good Job Nicky, Joanna Drigo, Ilias Kozas, Lou Is (stage name of Louiza Sofianopoulou) and Amanda Tenfjord.[9]

The latter was ultimately announced as the selected entrant on 15 December 2021,[10] with the entry revealed on 10 March 2022.

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 25 January 2022, an allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Greece was placed into the first semi-final, held on 10 May 2022, and performed in the second half of the show.[11]

Charts

Chart performance for "Die Together"
Chart (2022) Peak
position
Greece (IFPI)[12] 2
Lithuania (AGATA)[13] 19
Netherlands (Single Tip)[14] 18
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 5
UK Download (OCC)[16] 67
Iceland (Plötutíðindi)[17] 29

References

  1. ^ a b c "Greece: Amanda Tenfjord releases her Eurovision 2022 song "Die Together"". wiwibloggs. 2022-03-10. Archived from the original on 2022-03-10. Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  2. ^ "Amanda Tenfjord releases Eurovision 2022 entry "Die Together"". ESCXTRA.com. 2022-03-10. Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony (2021-09-07). "🇬🇷 Greece: ERT Opens Call For Eurovision 2022 Submissions". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  4. ^ Argyriou, Giannis (2021-10-11). Ελλάδα: 25 προτάσεις με περισσότερα από 40 τραγούδια υποβλήθηκαν στην ΕΡΤ! ΑΠΟΚΛΕΙΣΤΙΚΟ. Eurovision Fun (in Greek). Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  5. ^ Argyriou, Giannis (2021-11-23). Ελλάδα: Εκτός top20 της διαδικασίας το τραγούδι του Νίκου Γκάνου | ΑΠΟΚΛΕΙΣΤΙΚΟ. Eurovision Fun (in Greek).
  6. ^ Argyriou, Giannis (2021-10-13). Ελλάδα: Την ερχόμενη εβδομάδα θα ξεκινήσει τις συνεδριάσεις της η επιτροπή της ΕΡΤ!. Eurovision Fun (in Greek). Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  7. ^ Argyriou, Giannis (2021-08-18). "All the information about the Greek entry in Eurovision 2022 so far!". Eurovision Fun. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  8. ^ Argyriou, Giannis (2021-11-21). Ελλάδα: Οι πέντε "φιναλίστ" στο ραδιομέγαρο της ΕΡΤ για την παρουσίαση των προτάσεων τους!. Eurovision Fun (in Greek). Retrieved 2021-11-21.
  9. ^ Adams, William Lee (2021-11-17). "Greece: 5 finalists for Eurovision 2022 internal selection include Amanda Tenfjord, Good Job Nicky and Ilias Kozas". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  10. ^ Farren, Neil (2021-12-15). "🇬🇷 Greece: Amanda Tenfjord to Eurovision 2022". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  11. ^ "Eurovision 2022: Which Semi-Final is your country performing in? 🇮🇹". Eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 2022-01-25. Retrieved 2022-01-25.
  12. ^ "Official IFPI Charts – Digital Singles Chart (International)". IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on 23 May 2022. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  13. ^ "2022 20-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 30 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  14. ^ "Dutch Single Tip 21/05/2022". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  15. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 20". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 May 2022.
  17. ^ "Streymi, spilun og sala viku 20 – Listarnir gilda til 28. maí 2022" (in Icelandic). lötutíðindi. Archived from the original on 23 May 2022. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
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