Daneliya Tuleshova

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Daneliya Tuleshova
Финал Голос. Дiти 4. Monatik и Данэлия Тулешова.jpg
Daneliya wins The Voice Kids Ukraine (with her coach Monatik)
Background information
Born (2006-07-18) 18 July 2006 (age 13)
Astana, Kazakhstan
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2015–present
Websitehttps://iamdaneliya.com

Daneliya Tuleshova (Kazakh: Данэлия Тулешова, born 18 July 2006)[1][2][3][4][5] is a Kazakh child singer. She represented Kazakhstan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus with her song "Ózińe sen", finishing sixth.

Before Junior Eurovision, she won the fourth season of The Voice Kids Ukraine and was a finalist in Children's New Wave 2015. In 2019, she took part in The World's Best, representing her country alongside Dimash Kudaibergen.

Early life[edit]

Daneliya Tuleshova was born in 2006 in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana (now Nur-Sultan)[6] to Elena Tuleshova and Alexander Tuleshov. She has two younger siblings.[7]

After recovering from an injury at the age of four, she began practicing ballroom dancing. She also took contemporary dance classes in Almaty and simultaneously attended acting and singing classes. In late 2018, she was a sixth grader at the school Lyceum 56 where she focused on mathematics.[1] Although Daneliya was born in Nur-Sultan, she said (in an interview with Kazakh video producer Rauana Kokumbaeva that was put on YouTube in February 2019) that her hometown is the city of Almaty.[8]

Career[edit]

Career beginnings[edit]

Tuleshova performing at the Children's New Wave in Sochi, Russia.

At the age of eight, she was spotted by the organizers of the Kazakh singing competition Ayaglagan Astana, the selection round for the famous Children's New Wave, an international contest for young performers held annually in Russia. In 2015, Daneliya won the competition and reached the finals of Children's New Wave, where she won the Audience Award.[1]

2017–2018: The Voice Kids Ukraine and Junior Eurovision[edit]

Tuleshova performing after winning The Voice Kids Ukraine.

In January 2017, Tuleshova took part in the international singing competition, Hopes of Europe, where she won the grand prize. Later that same year, she auditioned for season 4 of The Voice Kids Ukraine. During the Blind Auditions, she performed Demi Lovato's song "Stone Cold". All three coaches; Monatik, Natalia Mohylevska and Vremya i Steklo, "turned their chairs" for her; she chose Monatik. After passing all the stages, she made it to the grand final. There, she performed the song "Ne tvoya viyna" and was ultimately announced as the winner of the competition. At the time, she was the first non-Ukrainian to win,[1] but in 2019, Georgian singer Oleksandr Zazarashvyli won the fifth season.[9]

In March 2018, Tuleshova won the Glimpse into the Future Award at the first International Professional Music Premium Bravo Awards in Moscow. After receiving her award, alongside French singer Zaz, she performed "Je veux".[10]

Tuleshova at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.

On 22 September 2018, she was selected to represent Kazakhstan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus with the song "Ózińe sen", written by Tuleshova, Artyom Kuz'menkov and Kamila Dairova and composed by Ivan Lopukhov.[11][1] In the final, she performed third, following Portugal's Rita Laranjeira and preceding Albania's Efi Gjika.[12] At the end of the voting she had received 171 points, 68 points from the international juries and 103 points from the public vote, and finished in sixth place.[1][13] An English version of "Ózińe sen", titled Seize the Time, was released on 21 October 2018.[14]

2019: The World's Best[edit]

In 2019, Tuleshova auditioned for the American TV talent show The World's Best, performing the song Rise Up, originally performed by Andra Day.[15] In the battle rounds, she beat Japan's Manami Ito to qualify to the champion rounds.[16] There, she performed "What About Us" but was ultimately eliminated from the competition, placing in the top 8.[17]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Daneliya Tuleshova". junioreurovision.tv. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Daneliya Tuleshova Official Web Site". iamdaneliya.com. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  3. ^ Krasavin, Oleg (8 August 2015). "Danelia Tuleshova (Kazakhstan)" (in Russian). Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  4. ^ Keane, Ed. "Artist Management and Booking – Daneliya Tuleshova – Biography". Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  5. ^ Tuleshova, Daneliya (17 July 2019). "Daneliya Tuleshova discusses her 13th Birthday (with English captions)". Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Daneliya Tuleshova". junioreurovision.tv. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  7. ^ Kukaeva, Antonina (12 February 2018). "Danelia Tuleshova: «I did not have a goal to win»". mega.kz. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  8. ^ Kokumbaeva, Rauana (22 February 2019). "Danelia Tuleshova about The World's Best project, creativity and development (closed-captioned in English)". Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Олександр Зазарашвілі – переможець шоу Голос Діти 5: біографія і відео виступів". maximum.fm (in Ukrainian). 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Kazakhstani Daneliya Tuleshova receives int'l BraVo award". inform.kz. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  11. ^ Groot, Evert (22 September 2018). "Kazakhstan's first Junior Eurovision candidate is Daneliya Tuleshova". junioreurovision.tv. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  12. ^ Zwart, Josianne (19 November 2018). "Running order of Junior Eurovision 2018 revealed". junioreurovision.tv. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  13. ^ Farren, Neil (25 November 2018). "Poland: Roksana Węgiel Wins Junior Eurovision 2018". Eurovoix. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  14. ^ Herbert, Emily (22 October 2018). "Kazakhstan: Daneliya Tuleshova Releases English Version of "Ozine Sen"". Eurovoix. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Drew Barrymore moved to tears by Daneliya Tuleshova's performance at The World's Best". inform.kz. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  16. ^ Windsor, Rachel (22 February 2019). "'The World's Best' Season 1 episode 4 review: Dimash leads the top 3 performances in the battle rounds". meaww.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Daneliya Tuleshova fails to reach The World's Best finals". inform.kz. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Daneliya Tuleshova at Wikimedia Commons