In the 32nd part of 'Destination Lisbon', our feature counting down to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, we get to know Yianna Terzi who will represent Greece with the song 'Oniro Mou'.
In February, Greek broadcaster ERT confirmed that they chose Yianna Terzi to represent the country at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Oniro Mou. Read more..
Yianna was born in a musical family in 1980 and began performing as a professional singer herself in 2005. At a young age, Yianna was inspired by groundbreaking artists such as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Céline Dion and Michael Jackson.
After getting her degree in Music Theory she pursued her dream of becoming a professional singer and was quickly signed to Universal Music.
Yianna has received nominations for Best New Artist at the Cyprus Music Awards as well as the prestigious Arion Awards. Her debut album Gyrna to kleidi (Turn The Key) received significant radio airplay and the single Pou kai pou (Every Now And Then) dominated the charts for months.
After releasing several successful albums she relocated from Greece to the United States nine years ago and worked her way into the studio with Grammy Award winning composers.
Yianna released her first official English language single, Love Is Your Name, which hit iTunes and started gaining attention in the underground clubs of New York City. This prompted Yianna to begin performing there to create her foundation in the US.
Oneiro Mou, which translates as My Dream, tells a special story. Being away from her home country, Yianna felt the need to write a tribute song to Greece to express her gratitude and admiration. The song is an imaginary dialogue between Greece and its people. In the verses, Greece expresses bittersweet feelings which are tinged with nostalgia, while in the chorus, Greeks reassure their country of their undying love.
Yianna Terzi performed her song Oniro Mou in March, during the Madwalk fashion show wich was held in Athens :
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Yianna Terzi will preform her song Oniro Mou in the first Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 8th of May.
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