Dayana Kirillova

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Dayana Kirillova
Dayana Kirillova - Lukoil 2013.png
Background information
Born (2002-04-16) 16 April 2002 (age 12)
Kazan, Russia
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Website www.dayanakirillova.ru

Dayana Kirillova (Russian: Дая́на Кири́ллова, IPA: [dɐˈjanə kʲiˈrʲiləvə]; born 16 April 2002) is a Russian singer. She is a multiple laureate of Russian and international song contests,[1] the Russian representative at the 2013 Slavianski Bazaar (children's competition),[2] and the Russian representative at the 2013 Junior Eurovision which took place on 30 November in Kiev.[3][4][5]

Biography[edit]

Dayana was born on 16 April 2002, in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia[3] where she still lives with her parents. She received her unusual name because her parents thought she was going to be a boy and had picked out the boy's name of Danil.[6]

When Dayana was four, her grandmother brought her to an audition at a nearby recreational center. At the audition, the teachers said that Dayana was tone deaf and had no voice, but let her attend if she wanted. Ever since, for over six years as of 2013, Dayana has been studying in the vocal class of Eleanora Kalashnikova. At the age of four, Dayana already debuted on stage.[4][7][8]

Dayana performs both solo and as a member of a vocal trio named Barbie Cocktail. Since 2012, Dayana attends a dance studio belonging to the Todes(ru) network.[9][10]

Dayana Kirillova at the dress rehearsal for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013

In 2012, Dayana placed second in the Russian national final for that year's Junior Eurovision, missing the first place by two points.[11][8] The next year, she won the selection with the song "Mechtay". She will represent her country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Dream On".[5][6][12] Earlier in 2013 she was selected to represent Russia[13] in the children's contest of the 2013 Slavianski Bazaar,[14] on which she also missed out by one point in the final audition in 2012.[8] At Slavianski Bazaar she shared third place with Galina Dubok from Ukraine.[15][16]

Performing style and repertoire[edit]

Dayana's teacher Eleanora Kalashnikova's praises her vocal range and stage ability. According to her, Dayana likes performing on stage, she comports herself on stage like "a grown-up" and performing in front of a large audience is a "sheer pleasure for her".[7]

The singer's repertoire mostly consists of songs written specially for her by Eleonora Kalashnikova. As the teacher explains, "songs from cartoons don't suit her voice anymore", so she composes songs especially for Dayana.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Даяна Кириллова стала второй в российском туре "Детского Евровидения" - новости - Официальный портал мэрии Казани". Kazan.ru (in Russian). 4 June 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Даяна Кириллова готовится к участию в Славянском базаре в Витебске — Светлана Брайловская — Российская газета". Rossiyskaya Gazeta (in Russian). 25 April 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Казанская школьница на "Евровидении-2013" Музыкальные новости" (in Russian). BelRadio. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "У девочки, которая представит Россию на детском "Евровидении", не было слуха". Metro (in Russian). 19 June 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Dayana Kirillova - Dream On (Russia) 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest | Videos | Junior Eurovision Song Contest - Kyiv 2013". European Broadcasting Union. 12 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Даяна Кириллова, представляющая Россию на детском "Евровидении", мечтает о поездке в Диснейленд" (in Russian). Tatar-inform. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Никогда не сдавайся! - Славянский базар - 2013 - Народная газета". Narodnaya Gazeta (in Russian). 10 July 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Даяна Кириллова Второе место - это очень приятно" (in Russian). Kazan-press. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Russian". Intermedia. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Даяна Кириллова из Казани выступила на XI Международном детском музыкальном конкурсе "Витебск-2013"" (in Russian). Tatar-inform. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Казанской участнице детского "Евровидения" Даяне Кирилловой уже приходится раздавать автографы" (in Russian). Tatar-inform. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
    Tatar-inform (6 June 2012). "Казанской участнице детского "Евровидения" Даяне Кирилловой уже приходится раздавать автографы" (in Russian). news@mail.ru. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Даяна Кириллова из Казани представит Россию на детском "Евровидении-2013"" (in Russian). Tatar-inform. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  13. ^ Each year, in a final audition, two persons are selected by a jury.
  14. ^ "Даяна Кириллова из Казани представит Россию на международном конкурсе "Славянский базар"" (in Russian). Tatar-inform. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "На "Славянском базаре" завершился первый концерт молодых исполнителей". Gudok (ru) (in Russian). 14 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Гран-при музыкального конкурса среди детей уезжает из Витебска в Болгарию" (in Russian). Belnovosti. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 

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