Despina Olympiou
Background Information
Origin Limassol, Cyprus
Birthdate 17 October 1975
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Eurovision Song Contest
Country Cyprus
Year 2013
Song "An Me Thimase"
Position 15th (Semi-final)
Points 11 (Semi-final)

Despina Olympiou (born 17 October 1975) is a Cypriot singer. She represented Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "An Me Thimase". After performing in the first semi-final of the contest, she got 11 points and ended on the 15th place.


Olympiou started singing professionally in 1992 and she collaborated on stage, with great Greek performers such as Charis Alexiou, Giorgos Dalaras, Mimis Plessas, Marios Tokas, Glykeria, Demetris Mitropanos and Michalis Hadjiyiannis.

Her debut album was released in 2000 entitled Ton Mation Sou I Kalimera ( The good morning of your eyes). Her single Vale Mousiki (Put some music on) was released in 2003 and it was certified platinum. Her second album entitled Ehoume Logo (We have a reason) was released in 2004, and her third album entitled Afto Einai Agape (This is love) was released in 2005.

Her single Pes To Dynata (Say it loud) which was a great success was released in 2007 and there followed her fourth album entitled Mazi Horista (Separated together) which was certified gold.

Her album Mia Stigmi (One moment) was released at the end of 2009 with eleven songs, the music which was composed by Michalis Hadjiyiannis.

She went on tours in collaboration with top singers in the United States, Australia and Europe, singing in famous theatres and concert halls. (source).