Todomondo

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Todomondo
Todomondo Eurovision 2007.jpg
Background information
Origin Romania
Genres International Pop
Years active 2007 – present
Website http://www.todomondo.net/
Members Andrei, Ciro de Luca, Kamara Ghedi, Mister M, Valeriu Răileanu, Vlad Creţu

Todomondo represented Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with their song "Liubi, Liubi, I love you". They were the 20th group to perform and finished in 13th place.

Band members[edit]

Andrei Ştefănescu[edit]

Andrei Ştefănescu is the other half of the band AlbNegru and a member of Todomondo. A football fan, as well as his stage mate, Kamara, Andrei hates violence against animals and wickedness, in general. He admires personalities like Sharon Stone, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, and his favourite cartoon is Ice Age. Andrei met Kamara in 2002, when the latter joined the national football team of artists. Their first song was entitled Noi doi (The Two of Us). In 2004, they launched their first record, En garde, which confirmed the appearance on the musical market of the group that Mister M (Bogdan Taşcău) had discovered several months before. Concerts came up quickly, so the band made a real feat of strength all around the country in its life of one year and a half. Fără sens (No Reason), the song that promoted the second recorded material (Passion - 2005), consolidated the band’s position on the Romanian musical market and drew the attention of radio stations from Turkey, Spain and France, where the song was broadcast. Andrei and Kamara, these two former professional football players, who have chosen mike's way, have demonstrated to be very gifted. In the summer of 2005, they participated in Mamaia Festival and they won the Prize for Artistic Excellence awarded by the Foundation Ion Voicu, for the song Muza mea (My Muse), composed by Bogdan Taşcău. In the autumn of 2006, Kamara and Andrei launched their third album, Hello, keeping the style that made them famous. For this album, the two young men collaborated with well-known bands and Romanian artists like Blondy, Andra and ASIA.

Ciro de Luca[edit]

Ciro de Luca was born in Napoli, in 1970, from an Italian father and a Romanian mother. He is also related to Portugal because his grandparents were Portuguese. His relation to Romania has been built all along his childhood, being educated both by his parents and by his grandparents (his mother’s parents). As a teenager, enchanted by the artistic life, he collaborated with a television station in Napoli for an entertainment program called If everything goes well, we are ruined. At 18 years old, he entered the Carabineers Academy and after graduating, he served as an officer for 11 years. All this time, he didn't give up his passion for music and performance, collaborating with many artists from the musical and theatre world. While participating to different shows, he was noticed by Enzo Mastroianni, cousin of the famous Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni, who helped him to become more and more famous. Fond of poetry, he wrote verses and lyrics for many artists. In 1999, he decided to dedicate to his own artistic career, giving up his job as a carabineer. With the help of Jean Cheptea, composer, he participated to the Light Music Festival from Amara, followed by a tour at the seaside. There, he met the actor Alexandru Arşinel, who offered him a partnership with the revue theatre Constantin Tănase. In 2003, he participated in the Festival di Napoli, getting into the semifinals, and a year after that, in 2004, he signed his first contract with a production house, which released his first album on the market, called Sole, cielo e mare, appreciated by the public. A range of countless tours around the country followed and he participated in well-known festivals such as Crizantema de Aur, from Târgovişte, where Ciro entertained the public with Napoletan canzonets, performed together with the Big Band of Romanian Radio Corporation, conducted by Dan Ardelean. In 2005, he released his second album on the market, entitled Amore e Gelosia, including the song Danceamore, promoted with a video clip on music channels. The year 2006 brought his third album to his fans, entitled Una Nota di Passion, where he published a remake of the video clip of Danceamore, a song that, meanwhile, registered a huge success. In 2006, Ciro signed a contract with the international house of records LIVEMUSICEDIZIONI, a production house also collaborating with Nino D'Angelo. The contract brought him an immediate release of the maxi-single Danceamore. This event has been the highest professional accomplishment for Ciro and for this he deeply appreciates the people who have supported him: Domenico Albanese (producer and manager) and Nino D'Angelo. He is a member of the Romanian band Todomondo.

Mister M[edit]

Bogdan Marian Taşcău (Mister M) attended the keyboard section of People's Art School in Bucharest and he is a graduated actor. At present, he attends the classes of the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations (SNSPA) as a second year student, but he is obviously mainly focused on music. Both as a singer and as a manager or composer as well, Bogdan was lucky, finding the right solution to changing a song, a band or a musical project into a success. In 1995, together with one of his best friends, Sorin, Bogdan initiated one of the first dance bands in Romania - MB&C. In 1996, MB&C released the first album of dance music in Romania (only one side of the tape, together with Isteria on the other side), Romanian Jungle and a year later he would participate in one of the most popular musical events of that period, Radio Contact Galas. The band released 3 albums between 1995 and 2000 and after that, Bogdan made his option for a solo career, under the name of Dl Problemă ("Mr. Problem"). A very successful period followed again for Bogdan, who released, in the years 2001-2004, 3 albums. As a composer and manager, he collaborated with important voices of Romanian musical stage, like Andra or Nico, and he is the composer and manager of the band AlbNegru, already at its third album. In 2006, Bogdan's composition activity was awarded with the Prize for Artistic Excellence offered by the Foundation Ion Voicu in Mamaia Festival, in the creation section, with the song Muza mea (“My Muse”), interpreted by his two good collaborators and friends, Andrei and Kamara (that is AlbNegru). He is a member of the Romanian band Todomondo.

Vlad Creţu[edit]

Born on March 14, 1982, in Bucharest, Vlad attended the courses of People's Art School, graduated the Music Highschool George Enescu and afterwards the Academy of Music, while dedicating himself to guitar. He was one of the founders of the band Supermarket, and he released two albums and launched four singles with them. With the song Te iubesc (I Love You), Vlad and Supermarket were awarded two important prizes - the Trophy of the National Love Song, in 1999, and the first place in Mamaia Festival, in „Rock” section, in the year 2000. Presently, he is collaborating with the band Hara (guitar and voice) and he makes the orchestration, as a member of Code Studio team. He is a member of the Romanian band Todomondo.

Preceded by
Mihai Trăistariu
with "Tornerò"
Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest
2007
Succeeded by
Nico & Vlad
with "Pe-o margine de lume"
Preceded by
Mihai Trăistariu
with "Tornerò"
Winner of Selecţia Naţională
2007
Succeeded by
Nico & Vlad
with "Pe-o margine de lume"