Gianna Terzi

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Yianna Terzi
Yianna Terzi At the 2018 Eurovision Blue Carpet 03.jpg
Terzi at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest
Background information
Born (1980-12-01) 1 December 1980 (age 38)
Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
Years active2004–present

Yianna Terzi (Greek: Γιάννα Τερζή; born 1 December 1980) is a Greek singer and songwriter.[1] She represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Óneiró mou".[2]


Terzi was born on 7 May 1980 in Thessaloniki. She is the daughter of Greek singer Paschalis Terzis.[2] At age 20, she moved to Athens to pursue a music career, releasing her first CD single in 2005, and the album Gyrna to kleidi in 2006 through Cobalt Music. She then signed to Minos EMI and released the album Ase me na taxidepso in 2008 along with a single of the same name. Terzi later moved to the United States and worked as a talent scout for Interscope Records.[3][4]

Terzi was selected as one of the twenty shortlisted artists for the Ellinikós Telikós 2018 with the song "Óneiró mou" on 27 October 2017, representing Panik Records.[5] Later, on 8 November, she became one of the five acts to be selected to move on to the televised final.[6] Following the disqualification of two of the five acts for not having a "Greek sound", "Óneiró mou" entered the top three. On 15 February 2018, it was reported that the record labels for the two other competing artists refused to pay a €20,000 fee to the Greek broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) and were disqualified from the competition, leaving "Óneiró mou" as the only song remaining and the default Greek entry.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
Gyrna to kleidi
Ase me na taxidepso


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Gianna Terzi"[8] 2005 8[9] CD single
"Ase me na taxidepso" 2008 Ase me na taxidepso
"Óneiró mou" 2018 1 Non-album single
"Karma" 16


  1. ^ "Γιάννα Τερζή".
  2. ^ a b Jordan, Paul (16 February 2018). "Gianna Terzi officially confirmed for Greece!". EBU.
  3. ^ Pervenas, Andreas. "Διαβάστε όλες τις λεπτομέρειες για την Γιάννα Τερζή στον εθνικό τελικό και ποια μεγάλα ονόματα βρίσκονται πίσω από το τραγούδι της". (in Greek). Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  4. ^ McCaig, Ewan (16 February 2018). "Greece: Gianna Terzi with "Oneiro mou" to Eurovision 2018". Eurovoix.
  5. ^ Argyriou, Giannis (29 October 2017). "Gianna Terzi the 13th confirmed artist for the Greek final". (in Greek). INFEGreece. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  6. ^ Argyriou, Giannis (8 November 2017). "These are the five finalists for the Greek final!". (in Greek). INFEGreece. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Gianna Terzi Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Γιάννα Τερζή CD Single release". Discogs.
  9. ^ "IFPI Top 50 Singles (#34 Gianna Terzi -> Best position #8)". IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on September 24, 2005. Retrieved 2019-04-15. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with "This Is Love"
Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Katerine Duska
with "Better Love"