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Maria Elena Kyriakou (Greece): 'My song is special because I sing it with my soul''

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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
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