Sophia PatsalidesSophia was born on December 16th, 2000 in Nicosia, Cyprus, and is now a third-year student at the English School there.
She demonstrated an extraordinary talent in singing from a very young age, and started studying piano at the age of 5. Shortly afterwards she started taking voice, theory and musical theatre lessons at the “Potenzia Del 'Arte” talent academy in Nicosia, and began performing in various important concerts and events (including those for the various charities that she is involved in).
From her first musical steps, Sophia has been working closely with the Cypriot composer Stelios Pissis, singing his songs alongside renowned Greek and Cypriot artists. In 2005 (at the age of 5) she participated in the recording of the CD "Castalias & Sirens", also by Pissis, and at the age of 9 she participated in the musical "Rembetiki Rhapsodia" staged by the Limassol Literary Society at the ancient amphitheatre at Curium. She recently started composing her own material, and in 2011 she wrote the lyrics to, composed, and performed the theme song of the "Giving Color to Life" project of the “Cyprus Young Volunteers” for the renovation of the “Makarios Children Hospital”.
More recently, she has been a guest on various TV shows, while in the summer of 2014 she made her professional theatrical debut in the lead role of “Teenager” in Cyprus National Theatre's production of "Birds” by Aristophanes, touring all over Cyprus. In July of 2014 she was selected by the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, after a proposal by Silver Spotlight Productions, to represent Cyprus at the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta, marking the return of her home country to the event after a five-year absence.