Greece

Loucas Yiorkas feat. Stereo Mike

Country
🇬🇷 Greece
Song
Watch My Dance
Written by
Eleana Vrachali
Composed by
Giannis Christodoulopoulos
On the internet
Broadcaster
Elliniki Radiophonia Tileorassi

Loucas was born and raised in Cyprus.  He was naturally drawn to music and singing from an early age.

Supported by his family, he began studying music while still at school. He obtained his first qualification in classical guitar and attended byzantine music lessons for five years.  At the same time he grasped every possible opportunity to join various bands and orchestras in Cyprus while experimenting with other musical instruments. However, it was evident that singing was the strongest of his skills and always came first in his heart. His first official attempt as a singer gave him the first prize in the 12th Cyprus Song Composition Competition hosted by the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (RIK).

After graduating from high school, he went to Greece to study Biology at the University of Patras but his dream to become a singer led him to audition for X FACTOR 2008-2009, where he was the overall winner and received excellent reviews on his vocal abilities and his stage presentation. Following his victory, he released his first single titled Den Fantazesai (You cannot imagine) written by the successful composer George Theophanous, obtaining once again excellent reviews. 


Since 2009, he has been performing live with many famous Greek artists such as Elena Paparizou, Natasha Theodoridou, George Mazonakis, Dimitris Mitropanos and Peggy Zena. He has also formed his own band which performs in various music halls around Greece. 


On March 2nd, 2011 he was selected by the Greek audience to represent Greece in the 56th Eurovision Song Contest with the song Watch My Dance.



Born in Piraeus, Mike Exarchos, known as Stereo Mike starts his musical journey as a kid. At the age of 18 he goes to England to study Music Technology and Audio Production. In four years he obtains both degrees. He composes soundtracks for short movies and begins sound-engineering at London's Vault Recording Studios with clients including the cream of the crop of UK hip-hop (Klashnekoff, Bury Crew, Skinnyman, Taskforce, Iceberg Slim, Mike GLC). 


His love for production leads him to AMG records, where he ends up signing his first record contract and releases his first personal album Satyroi Nomades (Satirical nomads). In 2006, he releases the first ever Greek hip-hop DualDisc. The video of the single I Polis (The city) receives a nomination for the best hip-hop video at the VMAs Awards, where Stereo Mike performs with Eleni Tsaligopoulou. Later that year he works with Haris Alexiou on a Greek television show. 


In 2007, he releases the first album from his trilogy XLI3H-ANELI3H-KATALH3H, featuring many internationally acclaimed Greek artists and in 2008, he wins the Best Greek Act and receives nomination for Europe's Favourite Act at the MTV European Music Awards.


In 2009, he tours all over Greece and also receives a nomination for Best Male Artist of the year.


In 2010, Stereo Mike accepts the position of Senior Lecturer in the Music Department of the University of Westminster in London. Stereo Mike enters 2011 having completed the second part of his album trilogy, ANELI3H.

Lyrics of Watch My Dance

  • Greek/English
  • English
  • French
I was born so betrayed, who am I - what I'll be? What is mine in this life? Just the heaven and sea No I won't give them up, they're my fortune, my proof Don't believe what you hear, cause their truth kills the truth The duty I've got is my war against fear and I want you with me, I want you so near Watch my dance Head up high Hands like wings and I'll fly Το κεφάλι ψηλά και τα χέρια ανοιχτά! Την έχει η ψυχή μου τη φωτιά τους φόβους όλους καίει μοναδικά τα βήματά μου κάνω ως το Θεό κι αν πέσω εγώ ξανά θα σηκωθώ I have heard many words but I still won’t forget the language of my body the sound my heart makes so I'm staying alive and my losses won’t let my soul to surrender, the power of loss is my bet Watch my dance Head up high Hands like wings and I'll fly Το κεφάλι ψηλά και τα χέρια ανοιχτά! Την έχει η ψυχή μου τη φωτιά τους φόβους όλους καίει μοναδικά τα βήματά μου κάνω ως το Θεό κι αν πέσω εγώ ξανά θα σηκωθώ Την έχει η ψυχή μου τη φωτιά τους φόβους όλους καίει μοναδικά τα βήματά μου κάνω ως το Θεό κι αν πέσω εγώ ξανά θα σηκωθώ
I was born so betrayed, who am I - what I'll be? What is mine in this life? Just the heaven and sea No I won't give them up, they're my fortune, my proof Don't believe what you hear, cause their truth kills the truth The duty I've got is my war against fear and I want you with me, I want you so near Watch my dance Head up high Hands like wings and I'll fly Head up and open arms My soul has the fire to burn all the fears I’m walking my way to God And should I fall, I’ll rise again I have heard many words but I still won’t forget the language of my body the sound my heart makes so I'm staying alive and my losses won’t let my soul to surrender, the power of loss is my bet Watch my dance Head up high Hands like wings and I'll fly Head up and open arms My soul has the fire to burn all the fears I’m walking my way to God And should I fall, I’ll rise again My soul has the fire to burn all the fears I’m walking my way to God And should I fall, I’ll rise again
Je suis né trahi, qui suis-je? Je deviendrai quoi? Qu’est-ce qui m’appartient dans la vie ? Seulement le paradis et la mer. Non, je ne vais pas les laisser tomber, c’est ma fortune, ma preuve. Ne crois pas ce que tu entends, car leur vérité tue la vérité. Mon devoir est de lutter contre la peur et je veux que tu sois avec moi, je veux que tu sois près de moi Regarde-moi danser, la tête en haut, mes bras comme des ailes et je vole Ma tête en haut et mes bras tout ouverts! Mon âme est plein d’ardeur Elle brule mes peurs singulièrement Mes pas me conduisent vers Dieu Et si je tombe, je me lève de nouveau. J’ai entendu beaucoup de mots mais je n’ai pas oublié ni la langue de mon corps ni les couts de mon cœur Alors je reste vivant et tout ce que j’ai perdu ne laissera pas mon âme se livrer, la force de ma perte est mon pari. Regarde-moi danser, la tête en haut, mes bras comme des ailes et je vole Ma tête en haut et mes bras tout ouverts! Mon âme est plein d’ardeur Elle brule mes peurs singulièrement Mes pas me conduisent vers Dieu Et si je tombe, je me lève de nouveau. Mon âme est plein d’ardeur Elle brule mes peurs singulièrement Mes pas me conduisent vers Dieu Et si je tombe, je me lève de nouveau.