Olga Seryabkina

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Olga Seryabkina
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Olga Seryabkina
Background information
Birth name Olga Yurievna Seryabkina
Also known as Olya
Born (1985-04-12) April 12, 1985 (age 29)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Genres Pop, Europop
Occupations Singer–songwriter, Dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004 – present
Labels Monolit Records
Associated acts Serebro
Website Official Serebro website

Olga Yurievna Seryabkina (Russian: Ольга Юрьевна Серябкина; born 12 April 1985) is a Russian singer–songwriter. She is a member of girl group Serebro, which won the third place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007.

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career (1985–2007)[edit]

At 7 Olga Seryabkina began to study ballet. At the age of 17, she got the rank of the candidate to the master of sports, and she took part in many international competitions. From 2004 to 2006 she worked as a backup singer/dancer for the Russian singer Iraklij.

Serebro (2007–present)[edit]

After that she joined Serebro.[1] She was brought to the casting by her friend Elena Temnikova, who was already a band member.[1] They took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 and won 3rd place.

Today Serebro is one of the most popular Russian bands. In 2007 she started writing lyrics for the group. In October 2007, there were some rumors that Olga was leaving the band because it was said she had problems with the lead singer Elena Temnikova, but that wasn't true.[2] Max Fadeev, the manager of the band, also said that the replacement for Olga had already been found, but Olga decided not to leave Serebro.[2]

Other activities[edit]

On August 8, 2008, Olga participated in “The stars motor racing” in Yarkhoma Park.[3] The other competitors were Iljya Zudin (band Dinamit), Marina Lizorkina (also Serebro member), Star Factory-participants Lena Kukarskaya and Oleg Dobrynin, Maxim Postelnyj (Plazma band), Sid Spirin (band Tarakany!), etc. A true excitement was displayed by the band Serebro only. They showed a real fighting capacity, for instance, Marina Lizorkina even had her motorcycle gloves with her. Lena Temnikova also came to the racing and actively supported her colleagues, but she didn’t take part in the competition.[3] Only three participants took part in the final motor-racing. It was a time trial without any obstacles, and Olga Seryabkina was the winner.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Olga at the MTV Open Air 2010

She graduated from art school in Moscow and at the ИМПЭ Institute, earning a higher education diploma on specialization in translation and entrepreneurship.[4]

Olga Seryabkina is fluent in Russian, English and German.[4]

Discography[edit]

Main article: Serebro discography

Awards[edit]

Main article: Serebro § Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b АНОНСЫ: О группе «СЕРЕБРО» : at the Wayback Machine (archived March 27, 2009) Elena's Temnikova's Site (2008)
  2. ^ a b Serebro at the Wayback Machine (archived May 19, 2011). esctoday.com (2007-10-13)
  3. ^ a b c “Serebro” soloist fails in presenting motorcycle to Ilya Zudin. Tophitru.com (2012-12-25). Retrieved on 2012-12-29.
  4. ^ a b Serebro Official Site. Serebro.su (2012-12-13). Retrieved on 2012-12-29.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Dima Bilan
with "Never Let You Go"
Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2007
(as par of Serebro)
Succeeded by
Dima Bilan
with "Believe"