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|Born||March 11, 1976|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Songwriter, Poet|
|Years active||1992 -|
|Labels||BMG Poland, Universal Music Poland, Magic Records|
Wydra's first music band, Nadzieja (Hope), existed for two years and played punk rock. He has been vocalist and leader of his own band, Szymon Wydra & Carpe Diem, since 1992. He took part in a popular Polish TV show Szansa na sukces (Chance for success) in 2001 and achieved respect but was not the winner. He performed again in the same show in February of the following year, singing a song by Ryszard Rynkowski and being chosen by him as the winning participant. On December 13, 2002, his band released their first album, entitled Teraz wiem (Now I know). Their second album, Bezczas was released in 2005.
In August 2007, Wydra was placed among five performers in the semi-final of Polish qualifications for the Sopot Festival. Then he performed with his band the song Gdzie jesteś dziś (Where are you today?) but the group of jurors decided that Poland would be represented by another band, Feel with their song A gdy jest już ciemno.
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- "Kolejna płyta finalisty "Idola"". Onet.pl (in Polish). 16 December 2002. Archived from the original on 19 January 2011.