Despina Olympiou represented the island of Aphrodite, Cyprus, in Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song “An Me Thimasai” (If You Remember Me). With the tuff times the island is going through unfortunately this entry will be easily forgotten.
WHAT WE LIKED
It is indeed a soft and safe ballad to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest. We also understand that it was a CyBC guideline to go as humble as possible as the island in in the turmoil of the economic crisis which lead two months ago to an almost total bankrupt of the island. The performance of Despina is simple and of course we all know she is a great vocalist!!! We love the dress though!!!
WHAT WE DISLIKED
The problem with the song is that it is totally outdated. It has nothing appealing for the international viewers and you remember nothing after that.
INFORMATION ABOUT CYPRUS
Olympiou started singing professionally in 1992 and she collaborated on stage, with great Greek performers such as Charis Alexiou, Giorgos Dalaras, Mimis Plessas, Marios Tokas, Glykeria, Demetris Mitropanos and Michalis Hadjiyiannis. Her debut album was released in 2000 entitled Ton Mation Sou I Kalimera ( The good morning of your eyes). Her single Vale Mousiki (Put some music on) was released in 2003 and it was certified platinum. Her second album entitled Ehoume Logo (We have a reason) was released in 2004, and her third album entitled Afto Einai Agape (This is love) was released in 2005.
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