About Maria Elena Kyriakou
Maria Elena Kyriakou was born in Cyprus and she is the mother of three boys. At the age of 12 she won the 1996 child singer contest of Cyprus.
In 2006 Maria Elena got a degree in Greek literature and humanities, and started working as a professor. However in 2014 she participated at the Voice of Greece music tv Show, which she finally won, mentored by the famous greek singer Despoina Vandi.
As the winner of the show she signed a contract with MINOS EMI and her first album was released in July 2014. She has recently started performing at the prestigious Posidonion Concert Hall of Athens.
The melody of the song is very meaningful for me. I co-wrote it in a period of my life that was very intense emotionally and I think the melody reflects how I felt at the time. It's a song about love, which I think is relevant to anyone and something that everyone connects to, but at the same time it is also a personal song for me, because dealing with love and heartbreak has played a big role in my life. I think that people don't expect that kind of song from Greece! I am very excited to bring something different for Greece and show that we have many types of music
Things you should know about Maria Elena
Maria Elena is based in Greece but spends half her time in Cyprus taking care of her kids and running an after school private programme for students who need extra help with their studies
One thing she does every time before something important takes place, including performing, is visiting a church nearby and praying. She finds that it both helps her stay calm, but also encourages her and motivates her by strengthening her faith
Being a part of the Eurovision Song Contest family was always a dream for me. I think it is exciting to have a contest in which there's always a little room for everyone, and it's a wonderful opportunity for people from different countries and cultures to meet, exchange ideas and bond.