Also known as Sibel
December 12, 1987
Radoviš, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
Pop, Rock, Ambient, House
Warner Bros. Records, Warner Music Sweden (2008–present)
Agnes Carlsson, Sebastian Karlsson, Måns Zelmerlöw, Ola Svensson, Ashley Tisdale
Sibel Redžep ( Turkish: , Sibel Recep Macedonian: Сибел Реџеп) (born 12 December 1987, Radoviš, Socialist Republic of Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Macedonian-born Swedish pop singer of Turkish descent. She is known from the Swedish television show , where she was the second runner up. She was also a semifinalist of Idol 2005 , where she placed fourth in her group but didn't make it to the finals. Idol 2004
Before she joined the show she lived in
Kristianstad, Sweden. Sibel speaks Swedish, Turkish, English, French and a little Chinese and German. She was in the background vocals for the 2009 hit single " It's Alright, It's OK" by Ashley Tisdale.
Early life [ edit ]
She was born in
Radoviš, in the mountains of south-eastern Macedonia, then Yugoslavia. Her family lived in the nearby small Turkish village of Topolnica.
In 2004, 16-year old Redžep entered Swedish talent contest
Idol. She sang "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera, reducing the usually hard-faced judge Peter Swartling to tears. The following year she was beaten to the final by Agnes Carlsson and Sebastian Karlsson.
Sibel's management team includes "Idol" judge
Peter Swartling, who immediately after the loss of Sibel in the penultimate round of Idol 2005. Swartling stood to his word and in the summer of 2006, he started work with Sibel in the studio with songwriter/producer Christian Antblad in Dublin. With Sibel at the microphone it was decided that they would work with big ballads for her voice. One of the ballads, "How I Tried To Let You Go" was originally a small idea for a chorus sung by Sibel over the phone, which was taken to the studio where Christian and Peter immediately fell for it. With a total of about thirty songs recorded, Sibel returned to the home town of Kristianstad to graduate from high school.
Melodifestivalen 2008 [ edit ]
Redžep participated in
Melodifestivalen 2008 with the ballad " That Is Where I'll Go", in the last semifinal, where she advanced to "Andra chansen" (second chance), and subsequently made it to the finals. In hope of representing Sweden at Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia. She was lost to Charlotte Perrelli, who later represented Sweden in the Eurovision 2008.
Since the show Sibel has released her album
and two singles, " The Diving Belle That Is Where I'll Go" and " Make Believe. There are plans to release her debut album in her native language, Turkish.
Melodifestivalen 2010 [ edit ]
Redžep participated in
Melodifestivalen 2010 with the song " Stop". She performed in semifinal 4, held on 27 February. The song was written by Mikaela Stenström and Dimitri Stassos. She competed for the chance to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest, but she failed, as she only placed 7th. The 2010 contest was held in Oslo, Norway on 29 May 2010.
Shake It Up 2010 [ edit ]
In 2010 Sibel Redžep recorded the song
Our Generation for Disney Channel's Dancing TV Show Shake It Up which feature on Shake It Up: Break It Down.
Discography [ edit ]
Sibel Redzep discography
Studio albums ↙ 1
Singles ↙ 2
Music videos ↙ 2
B-sides ↙ 1
Singles [ edit ]
Also contributes at [ edit ]
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