Dina Garipova

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Dina Garipova
Dina Garipova, ESC2013 press conference 06.jpg
Dina Garipova at a Eurovision 2013 press conference
Background information
Born (1991-03-25) 25 March 1991 (age 24)
Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan, Russia
Genres Pop
Years active 1999 (1999)–present
Website dinagaripova.ru

Dina Fagimovna Garipova (Russian: Дина Фагимовна Гарипова, Tatar Cyrillic: Динә Фәһим кызы Гарипова, Latin: Dinä Fähim qızı Ğäripova; born 25 March 1991) is a Tatar born-Russian. In 2012, Garipova won the Russian version of singing competition The Voice, Golos.[1] Garipova was selected by the Russian broadcaster Channel One to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, with the song "What If". At the competition, she qualified from the first semi-final and placed fifth in the final, scoring 174 points.[1][2] In 2015, Garipova was one of five jurors for Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

Biography[edit]

Garipova was born on 25 March 1991, in Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan, Russia, to a family of physicians. From the age of six, Garipova studied singing at the "Zolotoy mikrofon" (Golden Microphone) Theatre, with Elena Antonova as her vocal coach.[3] Garipova studied journalism (correspondence department) at the Kazan (Volga region) Federal University. When Garipova graduated from "Zolotoy mikrofon", she toured with the Tatarstan singer Gabdelfat Safin.[4]

Dina is a fan of FC Rubin Kazan.

Dina's vocal range is 2.4 octaves.[5]

Dina is of ethnic Tatar descent and is Sunni Muslim.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Два шага до любви
(Two Steps to Love)
  • Released: 28 October 2014
  • Label: Universal Music Russia
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
GER
[7]
NL
[8]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
2013 "What If" 78 51 75 161 Два шага до любви

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Omelyanchuk, Olena. "Dina Garipova to represent Russia". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.chelny-izvest.ru/social/16596.html
  4. ^ http://www.rg.ru/2012/12/30/reg-pfo/artistki.html
  5. ^ Dina's vocal range
  6. ^ http://eng.islam-today.ru/news/russias-muslim-girl-dina-garipova-with-her-song-what-if-finished-in-the-fifth-place/html
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Dina Garipova". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Dina Garipova". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Dina Garipova". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  10. ^ Peak positions in the UK:

External links[edit]

Preceded by
contest started
Winner of Golos
2012
Succeeded by
Sergei Volchkov
Preceded by
Buranovskiye Babushki with Party for Everybody
Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2013
Succeeded by
Tolmachevy Sisters with Shine