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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.

Music video

Lyrics of One Last Breath

My soul, I guess I’m just no one
you killed me and I am done, without a gun
my light has fade, I feel betrayed
just can’t be brave, without faith
How could you leave?


I’m begging you take me
wherever you have gone
come back and save me
don’t want to be alone
nothing left, I just have
one last breath

I’ m begging you take me
out of this firing hell
come back and save me
what happened wasn’t fair
nothing left all that I have
is one last breath
only one last breath

Couplet II

Just pain, fake love and drunken lie
Ι struggle to survive, I’m still alive
I’m fighting tears and fears apart
but still it’s dark, inside my heart
Mon âme, je suppose que je ne suis personne
Tu m’as tuée sans arme et je suis perdue
Ma lumière a pâli, je me sens trahie
Sans foi, je ne peux pas être courageuse
Comment as-tu pu partir?


Je t’en supplie, emmène-moi
Où que tu sois
Reviens et sauve-moi
Je ne veux pas être seule
Il ne reste plus rien, je n’ai qu’
Un dernier souffle

Je t’en supplie, emmène-moi
Loin de cet enfer enflammé
Reviens et sauve-moi
Ce qui s’est passé n’était pas juste
Il ne reste plus rien, un dernier souffle
C’est tout ce que j’ai
Rien qu’un dernier souffle

Couplet II

Rien que de la douleur, un faux amour et des mensonges qui m’enivrent
Je lutte pour survivre, je suis encore vivante
Je lutte contre les larmes et les peurs
Mais, il fait encore nuit dans mon cœur