Despina goes for pure emotion

Despina goes for pure emotion
Despina before the sound check. Dennis Stechel (EBU)
Malmö, Sweden -

Elegance and pure emotion is what the performance of Despina Olympiou brings on stage. Her ballad An Me Thimase (or in English If You Remember Me) takes us through a love story from the past. But still with a strong, very warm performance.

This year’s entry from Cyprus is emotional ballad performed by their famous pop singer Despina Olympiou. Following her on the way to stage for the first rehearsal, Cypriot contestant told us that she is feeling cold.

Not only because she is far from her hometown, where it’s usually much warmer in mid-May. It’s mostly because Despina is wearing an elegant evening black dress, made from silk, covered with some tulle elements.

Scenes that the viewers across Europe are going to see during her perfomance give the impression of a video postcard with the love message. Split screen is being used as part of the story that Despina wants to share. In other words, she doesn’t need any special prompts or effects, dancers or backing vocalists. That’s why her perfomance seems very convincing and personal.

The queen of cypriot ballads has always been a fan of Eurovision Song Contest. Why she believes in her song, Despina explaines with following words: “First of all, melody is very characteristic. But the lyrics are important too. I wanted to be able to respond to the exact meaning of the words, so I hope that all of you will like my song and be moved by it’s message”.

Despina Olympiou is taking part in the first Semi-final and she is going to perform fourteenth on the 14th of May.


There are 10 comments

Your comment is very welcome! Those not in line with the Terms of Use of this website will be removed by a moderator, and could lead to blocking your MyEurovision account. Reactions are only allowed in English and French.

Note that it can take a couple of minutes for your comment to appear here, it will appear immediately on your MyEurovision profile page
  • Posted on 8/May 2013 at 03:07
    Wishing Despina good luck, such a sweet woman with a beautiful voice. Love the song, very beautiful. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/May 2013 at 00:10
    Beautiful Song from a Beautiful Woman !! And the complete Opposite of Lala Love !! I hope they have some visual views of Cyprus or People on the backscreen to help her performance ! XXXXXXX Despina !!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/May 2013 at 22:53
    Lovely song for lovely girl... Good luck, Cyprus! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/May 2013 at 22:50
    A really lovely ballad that deserves better. Dull presentation lacking imagination. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/May 2013 at 18:30
    :) Good luck Cyprus!!! This year we send one of the best of our island!!! Best wishes!!!! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/May 2013 at 18:30
    She seems to be very nice person :D
    Song itself is not really my favourite etc., but I don't dislike it either :D...Somehow when I hear that song than the chorus of this song starts spinning around in my head..even though I do not speak Greek :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/May 2013 at 17:28
    Despina Olymbiou is a Very Good Vocalist & deserves better. As for the track itself - No Comment. The 10 points which Greece will give (unless tradition is broken) will keep the song ''memorable' till the end of the show, at least. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/May 2013 at 16:42
    Well, nothing special.
    I love the fact that she sings solo. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7/May 2013 at 16:18
    This is not my cup of tea but she is a nice woman :) report to the moderator