Cyprus: The Christina Metaxa interview

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We caught up with Christina Metaxa during her stay in Athens where she was a guest star in the Greek final. Christina spoke to us about the message of her song and the preparations for Moscow, the Cypriot final and she also sung a part of Celine Dion's winning song exclusively for us.

Second of four children, sixteen year old Christina is still in school. This year, she is the youngest Eurovision Song Contest entrant together with Albanian Kejsi Tola.

Christina did not expect to win the Cypriot final and with such a great margin from the runnerup, she is aware, though, of the importance of her brother's popularity in Cyprus for her victory. Christina openly admits that she is not happy with her performance in the Cypriot final as due to technical problems she missed the beginning of the playback music: "I know I can do much better than that." she tells us.

Nikolas Metaxas wrote the song especially for his little sister, and Christina tells us the message it wants to send to young people is to follow the light of the Firefly, pursue their dreams and believe in themselves.

During her stay in Athens, Christina signed up with Sony who will undertake the promotion of Firefly through Europe. She has also received many invitations from broadcasters but the details of her promo tour will be discussed in RIK on Monday.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.