Get ready to be whisked away on a melodic journey to the sun-kissed shores of Cyprus, where the Eurovision stage became a canvas for the island’s rich musical hues.

In 2022, Cyprus turned the page from its recent Eurovision playbook and presented a song that was a breath of fresh Mediterranean air.

Andromache, a siren with a voice as captivating as the Aegean Sea, graced the contest with “Ela,” a track that promised to sway Europe with its enchanting rhythm and authentic vibes.

In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into the heart of “Ela,” analyzing the intricacies of its composition and the allure of its performance.

I’ll share my personal take on the song that had us all on the edge of our seats, and for those eager to sing along, I’ll include the song’s lyrics, inviting you to feel every beat of this Cypriot gem.

So, let the rhythm of the waves set the tempo as we embark on an exploration of Cyprus’s captivating Eurovision entry.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a curious newcomer, prepare to be swept up in the excitement of “Ela”—a song that didn’t just aim to compete, but to charm its way into Eurovision history.

This is the Eurovision Corgi review of “Ela” by Andromache for Eurovision 2022.

Who Is Andromache?

Andromache is a name that resonates with a unique blend of cultural richness and musical talent.

Born Andromachi Dimitropoulou in Siegen, Germany, she is a Greek singer with a German heritage, a combination that adds a delightful depth to her identity as an artist.

Andromache, as she is professionally known, rose to prominence in Greece after her participation in The Voice of Greece in 2015, which paved the way for her musical career.

When it came to selecting a representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, Cyprus saw in Andromache not just a singer, but a beacon of fresh, dynamic energy capable of captivating audiences across Europe.

Her selection was a testament to her vocal prowess and her ability to embody the spirit of the Cypriot people.

Andromache brought to the Eurovision stage a song titled “Ela,” which translates to “Come” in English, a track that blends modern pop elements with traditional Mediterranean sounds. It’s an enchanting call that invites listeners to embrace the seductive warmth and vibrancy of Cyprus.

Though the competition is fierce and the Eurovision stage is known for its unpredictability, the choice of Andromache was a bold statement from Cyprus. It was a declaration of cultural pride and a showcase of the island’s commitment to musical excellence.

Her performance in Turin was not just about the competition; it was about sharing a piece of Cyprus with the world, and Andromache did just that with grace and passion.

Song Analysis – “Ela”

The lyrics to Andromache’s “Ela” convey a sense of longing and escapism, where melodies and dreams intertwine to create a sanctuary from pain and the mundane.

It speaks of an intense connection with someone who has a profound impact on the singer, evoking feelings that are almost divine or “heavenly.” This person is seen as a remedy, a source of healing and comfort that charges the singer with positive energy, much like “electricity.”

The repeated invitations to “come on” suggest a desire to share this experience, to dive deeper into this dream-like state together.

The lyrics “Live one more day in my arms, in my arms, let’s go further” express a wish to extend this moment of bliss and explore the bounds of their connection.

The phrase “get wings and fly” symbolizes freedom and the boundless possibilities of being with the one you love.

The song also touches on the theme of fantasy versus reality, as the experiences described seem to occur in the singer’s head or in “lucid dreams.”

This could imply a yearning for an idealized, perfect state of being that only exists in the mind’s eye, a place where pain is absent and only the goodness of this connection remains.

Overall, “the song”Ela” encapsulates the euphoria of being lost in a moment of love and the hope that this feeling will transcend the confines of imagination to become a lasting reality.

It’s about the transformative power of love and music, and the deep human desire to find solace and joy in another’s presence.

Overall Impression

Funny enough, with “Ela” we find ourselves reminiscing about Cyprus’s fiery performance in 2018 with “Fuego,” a song that set the stage alight and became a tough act to follow.

In the wake of this success, Cyprus appeared to be chasing the ghost of “Fuego” with subsequent entries, each hoping to capture that same spark but, alas, with diminishing returns.

It’s within this context that “Ela,” Andromache’s 2022 entry, emerged as a refreshing return to form—a song that embraced its Mediterranean roots with open arms and stood out with its swaying melody and Andromache’s mesmerizing vocals.

The inclusion of a Greek verse in “Ela” was culturally refreshing, a lyrical flow that effortlessly stuck in the mind and evoked the timeless beauty of Cyprus’s heritage.

It’s a verse that, for many, including myself, resonated so deeply that it left us yearning for more—wishing that the entire song had been crafted in the Greek language to fully showcase its cultural richness.

Leading to the contest in Turin, my expectations for “Ela” soared sky-high, buoyed by the promise of its studio version and the creative vision behind its staging concept. The stage was set for a performance that could have been the jewel of the night.

However, the live performance unfolded with a tinge of heartache as it became apparent that nerves had taken their toll on the talented Andromache.

Despite a staging that captured the essence of the song, her usually steadfast vocals wavered. It was a reminder of the immense pressure artists face in the Eurovision spotlight.

This, unfortunately, may have been a contributing factor to “Ela” not securing a spot in the Grand Final—a result that was as surprising as it was disappointing for all who had been captivated by its initial promise.

Yet, even with this outcome, “Ela” remains a testament to Cyprus’s ability to produce music that is both authentic and enchanting—a song that, despite its live performance hurdles, continues to resonate with the soulful Mediterranean spirit that Andromache so eloquently embodies.

Andromache – “Ela” – Lyrics (Original)

Melodies
Ringing through my head
When you lay your eyes on me
The rush is from above
It feels so heavenly
Come and charge me up like electricity
My remedy

All in my, in my head
All in my lucid dreams
Take my pain away
Ela Ela, Ela Ela

Stin angalia mou, zise alli mia mera
Stin angalia mou, pame mazi pi opera
Sta oneira mou, vale ftera kai peta
You could be my only one
Na na na na ni, Aman

Aa aa Ela Ela Ela
Aa aa Ela Ela Ela

Chemistry
Moving to the beat in perfect harmony
I’ll show you what it’s like beyond your fantasy
My remedy

All in my, in my head
All in my lucid dreams
Take my pain away
Ela Ela, Ela Ela

Stin angalia mou, zise alli mia mera
Stin angalia mou, pame mazi pi opera
Sta oneira mou, vale ftera kai peta
You could be my only one
Na na na na ni, Aman

Aa aa Ela Ela Ela
Aa aa Ela Ela Ela

Aman, Aman
Take my pain away
Ela Ela, Ela Ela

Stin angalia mou, zise alli mia mera
Stin angalia mou, pame mazi pi opera
Sta oneira mou, vale ftera kai peta
You could be my only one
Na na na na ni, Aman

Ela Ela Ela
Ela Ela Ela

Andromache – “Ela” – Lyrics (Translated)

Melodies
Ringing through my head
When you lay your eyes on me
The rush is from above
It feels so heavenly
Come and charge me up like electricity
My remedy

All in my, in my head
All in my lucid dreams
Take my pain away
Come on, come on

In my arms, live another day
In my arms, we go further together
In my dreams, put on wings and fly
You could be my only one
Na na na na ni, my goodness

Aa aa come on, come on, come on
Aa aa come on, come on, come on

Chemistry
Moving to the beat in perfect harmony
I’ll show you what it’s like beyond your fantasy
My remedy

All in my, in my head
All in my lucid dreams
Take my pain away
Come on, come on

In my arms, live another day
In my arms, we go further together
In my dreams, put on wings and fly
You could be my only one
Na na na na ni, my goodness

Aa aa come on, come on, come on
Aa aa come on, come on, come on

My goodness, my goodness
Take my pain away
Come on, come on

In my arms, live another day
In my arms, we go further together
In my dreams, put on wings and fly
You could be my only one
Na na na na ni, my goodness

Come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on

Final Thoughts – “Ela”

Andromache’s entry might not have sailed through to the Grand Final, but it certainly cruised its way into our playlists and hearts with its Mediterranean charm.

It’s a reminder that sometimes, the journey is just as important as the destination, and “Ela” took us on a beautiful voyage.

Now, it’s your turn to chime in with your thoughts!

Did “Ela” have you swaying to its Hellenic heartbeat? Could you feel the warm Cypriot sun in Andromache’s voice?

Let’s chat in the comments!

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