Olia Tira

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Olia Tira
Olia Tira.jpg
Olia Tira in Oslo 2010
Background information
Also known as FLUX LIGHT
Born (1988-08-01) 1 August 1988 (age 26)
Potsdam, East Germany
Origin Chişinău, Moldova
Genres Pop, dance
Occupations Singer
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts SunStroke Project

Olia Tira, also known by her stage name FLUX LIGHT, (born 1 August 1988 in Potsdam, East Germany) is a German-born Moldovan singer.

Early life[edit]

Tira was born in 1988 into a Soviet military family[1] in Potsdam, East Germany.[2] She spent a few years there and moved to Chişinău. She first appeared in festivals and concerts when she was 14 years old.[3]

Tira attended school in Cahul and is currently a student in the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts in Chişinău.[2]

Tira's first album, Your Place or Mine?, was released in December 2006 by Nordika Multimedia. The songs were all written by Ruslan Taranu.[1][3]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

After participating in the 2006 and 2007 Moldovan national finals[3] and finishing fourth in the 2009 Moldovan national final with Unicul Meu,[4] she was selected to represent Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, along with SunStroke Project.[4][5] They finished 22nd in the Eurovision Song Contest final. She was a finalist in O melodie pentru europa 2014, Moldova's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with the song "Never Stop No". She competed under the stage name, FLUX LIGHT.[6] She tied for sixth place and did not qualify to represent Moldova.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "evenimente: Olia Tira, cântăreaţa care sparge stereotipurile". Muzica Md. Imco. 2 February 2007. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Moldova – "Sun Stroke Project" & Olia Tira". Eurovision Song Contest Oslo 2010. Eurovision Georgia. 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  3. ^ a b c Floras, Stella (9 December 2007). "The Olia Tira interview". Special. ESCToday. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  4. ^ a b Brey, Marco (2010-03-06). "Sun Stroke Project & Olia Tira for Moldova!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Klier, Marcus (2010-03-06). "Moldova sends Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira to Eurovision". ESCToday. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Honciuc, Bogdan (6 February 2014). "MOLDOVA: OLIA TIRA WAS UNDERCOVER AT O MELODIE PENTRU EUROPA". Wiwibloggs.com. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nelly Ciobanu
with Hora Din Moldova
Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with SunStroke Project)
2010
Succeeded by
Zdob şi Zdub
with So Lucky