William: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Maria Elena looked and sounded just as fabulous in her second rehearsal as she did in her first. The circular white lights behind her are stunning and give her sparkly dress even more sparkle. Some say this lacks the “wow” factor, but for me that’s just because the whole thing is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S. Who needs a single moment when you can have three minutes of BAM!
Greece’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2015
Chris: Maria-Elena was vocally strong once again in the second rehearsal of “One Last Breath”. Some of the camera angles could have been a little tighter perhaps, but the lighting behind her works particularly well. The lights behind Maria Elena contract and expand, which doesn’t really come across on the screen. It’s an amazing effect and we hope it will come across on TV. It still feels like the song could do with something extra during one of the prolonged notes, though. As it stands, there isn’t a “wow” moment for me in this song and it really feels like it needs one.
Padraig: Maria looks and sounds stunning. Whoop-de-doo. I could say that about almost everyone we’ve seen today. “One Last Breath” is just so generic and the staging does nothing to elevate it to something better. A probable qualifier, purely down to it being from Greece.
Maria-Elena Kyriakou: Reviews and Reactions
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Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)