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Mariya Yaremchuk

This year Ukraine is going to overwhelm Europe with one of the strongest and beautiful voices - Mariya Yaremchuk. On December 21st, 2013 Mariya won the Ukrainian national selection and thus she will represent her country with her own lush and intense song Tick-Tock in Copenhagen.

The music of Tick-Tock has been composed by Mariya herself. She is also one of the co-writers of the lyrics. Mariya and her choreographer’s team are working hard on the stage performance to make it soulful and simple.

Mariya Yaremchuk was born on March 2nd, 1993 in Chernivtsi into a musicians’ family. Her father, Nazariy Yaremchuk, is a true Ukrainian legend,who died when Maria was only two years old.

Her whole life Mariya was surrounded by music, so it wasn’t a surprise for anyone when Mariya took a stage for a first time at the age of six. In 2009 she entered the Variety Vocal Department of the Kyiv Circus and Variety Arts Academy and simultaneously the History, Politology and Foreign Relations Department of the Chernivtsi National University. In 2013 she had graduated with honour and got the bachelor’s degrees in both specialisations. Mariya continues her studies for the master’s degrees.

In 2012 Mariya Yaremchuk participated in the Ukrainian version of The Voice, a famous global TV format for the best vocalists where she reached the fourth place.

In the same year, Mariya represented Ukraine at the New Wave, the international music festival. She finished in top three and won the audience choice award.

Her style and femininity idol is Monica Bellucci. In the music world, Mariya gives the nod to Madonna’s energy and Maroon 5 leader Adam Levine’s voice and sexuality. But all admiration still belongs to Mariya’s true inspiration – her father.

Lyrics of Tick - Tock

I believe that I've loved you
Since the first time that I saw you
Bells rang angels sang
When the light of the night
fell on us we knew

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

We both knew that you were mine
Now cover me, I'll buy us time, time

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh *2

Oh wait for me I'm worth your while
Tick-tock, can you hear me go tick tock
My heart is like a clock, I'm steady like a rock
Sch don't stop, kiss and kiss me till I drop
My heart is like a clock you wind it with your love
You wind and wind, it with your love
Now I know it's too hard to
go tick tock without the glimpse of you
If you cave in I break
I keep losing my pace
In this endless race

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

They all know that you're mine
They can see we belong
Shelter me, you'll do fine
Wait for me, I'll buy us time

Tick-tock, can you hear me go tick tock
My heart is like a clock, I'm steady like a rock
Sch don't stop, kiss and kiss me till I drop
My heart is like a clock, you wind it with your love
Je crois que je t’ai aimé
Depuis l’instant que je t’ai vu
cloches sonnèrent anges chantèrent
Quand la lumière de la nuit
nous toucha nous sûmes

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Nou sûmes que tu étais mien
Couvre-moi céans, je vais gagner du temps, du temps

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh *2

Oh attends-moi j’en vaux la peine
Tick-tock, peux-tu m’entendre faire tick tock
Mon coeur est comme une horloge, je suis ferme comme une roche
Sch n’arrête pas, embrasses-moi jusqu’à l’épuisement
Mon coeur est comme une horloge ton amour le remonte
Ton amour le remonte, le remonte
J’ai appris qu’il est trop dur
de faire tick tock sans t’apercevoir
Si tu cèdes je me brise
Je perds sans cesse mon train
Dans cette course sans fin

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Ils savent tous que tu es mien
Ils voient que nous appartenons
Abrite-moi, tu réussiras
Attends-moi, je vais gagner du temps

Tick-tock, peux-tu m’entendre faire tick tock
Mon coeur est comme une horloge, je suis ferme comme une roche
Sch n’arrête pas, embrasses-moi jusqu’à l’épuisement
Mon coeur est comme une horloge tu le remontes avec ton amour