Tonight she sings for Greece on the Eurovision 2018 stage. And days before her second semi-final performance, Yianna Terzi spoke to our William.

Her song, “Oniro mou”, boasts a deep meaning which goes beyond Eurovision.

“It’s a very sensitive and emotional message. We wrote it as a dialogue between Greece and Greeks, but it also could be a song between lovers, or from a mother to a kid. Someone is promising the other half that they will always be there and that they have undying love. In this case, it’s Greece and Greeks, because the country has been through so much lately. No economical or political things, none of that: it’s just emotions.

And what about her painted blue hand?

“The blue hand is a reference to what do you want to change to make the blue go fade, which is Greece talking asking why you want to take the soul away and treat me like this. I wanted to show the love for anything blue, because the colour of Greece is blue”.

As for her dress, Yianna always knew it would be white. 

“If I would represent a country, I already had in my head I would wear white, and this songs suits it perfectly”.

The Greek songstress has lived in America for some years and tells us she that she first dreamed of the US as a child.

“I love American pop music and it was my dream to live the American Dream since I was four years old, I was watching MTV. This manager gave me a opportunity to go there and record and that is how it started. I moved there out of the blue, to Atlanta. I end up staying there for 9 years”.

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People, don’t be ridiculous and don’t speak about things you don’t know or you read anywhere else… the issue with the pyros was real but what juries watched on TV has almost no difference from today’s performance. Dont forget that the majority of videos online are not professional EBU videos. More than that you can blame the Greek delegation. Constant changes by ETR are not production mistakes. Anyway, the song is very beautiful but it didn’t connect with people outside Greece. The stage was very good as well. The light effects helped to have a more dramatic presentation, but no-one… Read more »

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Marcelo

EBU has rejected ERT’s appeal for a second jury show. It is sad considering how some pyros went off at the wrong moment. The Greek entry is pure jury bait but now I’m wondering if juries really helped Greece after the massive mistake with the pyros. I still believe Greece will qualify but I don’t think it will do without many points from Juries. Anyway, I wish the best luck to Yianna tonight!

Karl Keys
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Karl Keys

EBU’s rejection makes sense as what juries watched on TV is very similar to what we watched today. No real reason for a new show!

AngieP
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AngieP

We’ve heard all these days that there were technical issues which haven’t been fixed. Every rehearsal was different from the other. Even her performance at the jury show was different than the dress rehearsal yeasterday afternoon. It seems like all bad things happen to Greece. Example, how difficult it is to have the pyros explode at the right time, or have the light in her hand, as it was supposed to? Maybe it’s just too much drama. Nevertherless, I wish our girl the best of luck!!

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Purple Mask

I wish Yianna the best of luck tonight. 🙂

esc1234
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esc1234

Lets mention the fact that the production hasnt really helped Greece. So many mistakes, and all of them in the Greek entry. I guess if they happened in Sweden, everyone would be fired…. #dontmakebjorkmansad

Karl Keys
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Karl Keys

People, don’t be ridiculous and don’t speak about things you don’t know or you read anywhere else… the issue with the pyros was real but what juries watched on TV has almost no difference from today’s performance. Dont forget that the majority of videos online are not professional EBU videos. More than that you can blame the Greek delegation. Constant changes by ETR are not production mistakes. Anyway, the song is very beautiful but it didn’t connect with people outside Greece. The stage was very good as well. The light effects helped to have a more dramatic presentation, but no-one… Read more »

Bad singer
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Bad singer

More like she struggles to sing. Lol

Yruj
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Yruj

u would be totally calm if 6 pyros exploded suddenly right in front u . IQ – 25

raniya
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raniya

exactly!