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Performed by: Mariana Music by: Yannis Kyris, Mariana Efstratiou Lyrics by: Villy Sanianu Conductor: Giorgos Niachros Language: Greek Placing: 9th (56 points) Other versions: English “To diko sou asteri” (Greek script: “Το δικό σου αστέρι”, English translation: “Your Own Star”) was the Greek entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, performed in Greek by Mariana. The song is an inspirational ballad, with Mariana exhorting her listeners to “find your own star” in their lives. Here is the English video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=293xb3BQ1zA In 1987, Marianna Efstratiou appeared as a backing singer for the duo Bang. Efstratiou won the Greek national song contest in 1989, overcoming Greek superstar Anna Vissi, and represented Greece in Lausanne with To Diko Sou Asteri. The song was placed ninth. In 1996, ERT selected her to represent Greece again, this time with the song Emis forame to himona anixiatika, but the song could only manage 14th place in Oslo. Efstratiou sang a number of songs in the semi-finals of the Greek national contest in 1998, none of which won. She has worked with Mimmis Plessas and she also starred on stage on several occasions. She has published two records and a promo cd single. On her debut album there’s her cover of “Twist in My Sobriety”, originally sung by Tanita Tikaram. She has also participated in the theatrical play Pornography by Manos Hatzidakis. Currently, she is the lead singer of the jazz ensemble Nova Mood. Lyrics: To thiko su asteri Iparhun stigmes pu se nika o fovos ki i amfivolia Miazi o kosmos ehthrikos athiavati i nihta ke kria Ma sto vrathino ton urano to thiko su asteri psaxe vres Yiati i skies sto proto fos miazune fovies pethikes Ma sto vrathino ton urano to thiko su asteri psaxe vres Yiati i skies sto proto fos miazune fovies pethikes Iparhun stigmes pu niothis pos pote the tha ta kataferis Asimandos niothis ke mikros pu pas ke pios ise the xeris Ma sto vrathino ton urano to thiko su asteri psaxe vres Yiati i skies sto proto fos miazune fovies pethikes Ma sto vrathino ton urano to thiko su asteri psaxe vres Yiati i skies sto proto fos miazune fovies pethikes Ftiaxe ena kipo mistiko vres kurayio ki enthousiasmo Hamoyela i zoi s’ opion ehi pisti ki andohi Ftiaxe ena kipo mistiko vres kurayio ki enthousiasmo Hamoyela i zoi s’ opion ehi pisti ki andohi Ma sto vrathino ton urano to thiko su asteri psaxe vres ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Your own star There are moments that fear and doubt win you The world seems hostile and the night impassable and cold But in the evening sky, search and find your own star Because the shadows in the first light seem to be childish phobias But in the evening sky, search and find your own star Because the shadows in the first light seem to be childish phobias There are moments that you feel you’ll never manage it You feel unimportant and small, you don’t know where you go and who you are But in the evening sky, search and find your own star Because the shadows in the first light seem to be childish phobias But in the evening sky, search and find your own star Because the shadows in the first light seem to be childish phobias Make a secret garden, find courage and enthusiasm Life smiles to anyone who has faith and stamina Make a secret garden, find courage and enthusiasm Life smiles to anyone who has faith and stamina But in the evening sky, search and find your own star
Originally posted on Youtube: 1989 Greece: Marianna Efstratiou – To diko sou asteri (9th place at ESC in Lausanne/Switzerland)

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