Elena Temnikova in 2009.
|Native name||Еле́на Влади́мировна Те́мникова|
|Born||Elena Vladimirovna Temnikova
18 April 1985
Kurgan, Russian SSR, Soviet Union
|Spouse(s)||Alexei Semyonov (m. 2004; div. 2008)
Dmitry Sergeev (m. 2014)
Elena Vladimirovna Temnikova (Russian: Елена Владимировна Темникова, born 18 April 1985) is a Russian singer, television personality and fashion designer. She came to prominence as a contestant in the talent show Star Factory and as one of the three members of the Russian girl group Serebro, which represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007.
Star Factory and early solo career: 2003–06
Temnikova started to study music when she was five years old; she was playing violin and singing in the choir. She came to media prominence as a contestant on the Channel One talent show Star Factory in 2003.
Although Temnikova released two disco singles, "Begi" and "Taina", she did not continue her solo career, and did not release a solo album. She instead joined Serebro, a girl group formed by Fadeev. In an interview for the magazine In Style, in February 2008, Temnikova said: "After Star Factory, Maxim Fadeev offered me a new job. He offered me to be lead singer in girl band. I decided to do it, and we together found second and third member". Olga Seryabkina and Marina Lizorkina also joined the group.
Serebro – consisting of Temnikova, Olga Seryabkina and Marina Lizorkina – represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song "Song #1" and won the 3rd place, behind Serbia and Ukraine.
After their successful performance at the Eurovision Song Contest, Serebro has rapidly become one of the most successful artists in Russia. After "Song #1", they also released number-one singles "Дыши", "Опиум" and "Скажи, не молчи". After a release delay of their debut album, Opiumroz, it was finally released on 25 April 2009, and was presented at the band's concert in Bolshoi Theatre. Serebro was supported by other musicians, including by Russian entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 Yulia Savicheva; Opiumroz was prepared for two years. Karpova, Seryabkina and Temnikova later released Serebro's second album "Mama Lover".
On 15 May 2014 the official Serebro website reported that Elena had left the group due to pregnancy. She was replaced with Karpova who had left the band earlier the previous year until they find a replacement.
She is now a solo artist.
Solo career: 2014–present
In 2004, Temnikova married Alexei Semyonov, who was also a contestant in Star Factory. Temnikova sought separation soon after, but Semyonov would not agree to it. In the meantime, Semyonov fell in love with another woman and eventually sent Temnikova divorce papers, and the couple officially divorced after four years of marriage.
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- Serebro official website, serebro.su; accessed 25 September 2015.
- Official Website of Serebro
- Official Website of Elena Temnikova
- Serebro at the Maxim Fadeev's unofficial website
- Презентация дебютного альбома группы SEREBRO “ОПИУМROZ”
- Profile, temnikova.narod.ru; accessed 25 September 2015.(Russian)
- Elena Temnikova official website, elenatemnikova.com; accessed 25 September 2015.
- "Лена Темникова четыре года не могла добиться развода". 7days.ru (in Russian). 16 September 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- "Елена Темникова рассказала про свою свадьбу". 7days.ru (in Russian). 10 July 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- Ivanova, Olesya (10 July 2014). "Елена Темникова рассказала о муже!". Woman.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- Orekhova, Alisa (19 April 2015). "Больше не секрет: Елена Темникова назвала имя дочери". Woman.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- Lapteva, Elena (27 March 2015). "Лена Темникова: Я очень счастлива, что родила в России!". Komsomolskaya Pravda. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- Artist - Elena Temnikova
with "Never Let You Go"
|Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest
(as part of Serebro)