CyBC have announced Despina Olympiou (Δέσποινα Ολυμπίου) as the singer for the Malmö contest.
The song, An Me Thimasai (or Thimase) (Aν με θυμάσαι, If you remember me) is written by Andreas Georgallis (music) and lyricist Zenon Zindilis. The song is a ballad sung in Greek.
Olympiou has a new album scheduled to be released in 2013: Mikra Mistika, the follow up of the 2009 album Mia Stigmi.
Watch and listen here or here
iTunes and Amazon have the track for sale.
A slightly different version is created for Eurovision
Watch the official video here
|Amazon digital release image|
The Spanish one has been uploaded to Youtube by t.life magazine.
A remix can be heard at SuperFM Youtube, it is made by Funkyfly (Dimitri Stamatiou)
The English version can be heard at the Youtube channel of Zenon Zindilis.
For songwriter Zenon Zindilis An Me Thimasai is the second Eurovision entry. In 1998 Genesis performed by Michael Hajiyanni was the entry for Cyprus. (11th place).
A five track cdsingle has Greek English, Spanish, Greek remix and Spanish remix.
The promo version has the same tracks but a different sleeve without barcode.
An Me Thimasa - original
- has been on Despina's website as video
An Me Thimasa - Eurovision version
- on the official Malmö 2CD
If You Think Of Me - English version
Si Me Recuerdas - Spanish version
An Me Thimasai - Official remix
Si Me Recuerdas - Remix in Spanish
An Me Thimasai - Karaoke (actually instrumental)
- on the official karaoke collection (digital release)
links and sources
CyBC news (in Greek)
Despina Olympiou website and FB
Listen to Zenon Zindilis music at his Reverbnation
Composer Andreas Georgallis FB
Thanks to Jean-François
Cyprus recent entries
2012 - Ivi Adamou
2011 - Christos Mylordos