Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018
Maria Elena Kyriakou

Maria Elena Kyriakou

One Last Breath

Maria Elena Kyriakou

One Last Breath

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. 

Preview video

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.

The entry

Title
One Last Breath
Performed by
Maria Elena Kyriakou
Written by
Vangelis Konstantinidis, Evelina Tziora
Composed by
Efthivoulos Theocharous, Maria-Elena Kyriakou
Broadcaster
ERT

Lyrics of One Last Breath

English (Original)

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?
Refrain
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

French

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?
Refrain
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

The entry

Title
One Last Breath
Performed by
Maria Elena Kyriakou
Written by
Vangelis Konstantinidis, Evelina Tziora
Composed by
Efthivoulos Theocharous, Maria-Elena Kyriakou
Broadcaster
ERT

Artist accounts

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. 

Preview video

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.

Lyrics of One Last Breath

English (Original)

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?
Refrain
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

French

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?
Refrain
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

The entry

Title
One Last Breath
Performed by
Maria Elena Kyriakou
Written by
Vangelis Konstantinidis, Evelina Tziora
Composed by
Efthivoulos Theocharous, Maria-Elena Kyriakou
Broadcaster
ERT

Artist accounts

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. 

Preview video

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.

Lyrics of One Last Breath

English (Original)

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?
Refrain
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

French

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?
Refrain
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