Elitsa Todorova

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Elitsa Todorova
Elitsa TODOROVA and Stoyan YANKOULOV.jpg
Elitsa Todorova (left) performing with Stoyan Yankoulov (right)
Background information
Born (1977-09-02) September 2, 1977 (age 37)
Varna, Bulgaria
Genres Bulgarian folklore
Ethno
Neo-folk
Experimental
Occupation(s) Singer, percussionist
Instruments Tarambuka, drums, maraca, claves, chimes, guiro
Years active 1990–present
Associated acts Stoyan Yankoulov
Website www.elitsatodorova.com

Elitsa Todorova (Bulgarian: Елица Тодорова; born 2 September 1977 in Varna, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian folk singer and professional percussionist. Todorova formed the duo Elitsa & Stoyan and they represented Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki, and once again represent Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö.

Career[edit]

Elitsa was born in Varna. She has worked with a number of noted choirs, ensembles and musicians (Bulgarian and foreign) and has participated in concerts in a number of countries. She has also been awarded several prizes.

In 2003 Elitsa Todorova began working with Bulgaria's most popular and renowned drummer and percussionist Stoyan Yankoulov.

Eurovision[edit]

On 25 February 2007, Elitsa & Stoyans song "Water" won the Bulgarian National Television's public contest and was selected as the song to represent Bulgaria in Eurovision Song Contest 2007. The song advanced from the semi-final to become Bulgaria's first ever participation in a final. In the final Elitsa and Stoyan finished in 5th place.

Elitsa & Stoyan represented Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, this time with the song "Samo shampioni".

Biography[edit]

Since her early childhood Elitsa has sung and played piano. She studied at the "Philip Koutev" school of music in Kotel, specializing in folk singing and the "Dobri Hristov" school of music in Varna, specializing in percussion. She then graduated from the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of music in Sofia, majoring in percussion.

Awards[edit]

Elitsa Todorova has been given the following awards:The Golden Phenomenon statuette for 2005, for her phenomenal achievements in the field of the singing and performing arts and for promoting Bulgarian culture around the world; A Honorary Diploma from the Republic of Austria's Embassy for her great contribution to popularizing Bulgarian Jazz music to Austria within the Step across the border 2005 European Program.

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Preceded by
Mariana Popova
with Let Me Cry
Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
with Stoyan Yankoulov

2007
Succeeded by
Deep Zone & DJ Balthazar
with DJ, Take Me Away
Preceded by
Sofi Marinova
with Love Unlimited
Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest
with Stoyan Yankoulov

2013
Succeeded by
TBD