|Birth name||Judith Mahdavi Lefeber|
|Born||14 March 1981|
|Labels||Warner Music (2003)
Zyx Music (2004-present)
Judith Mahdavi Lefeber (born 14 March 1981 in Manipal, Karnataka, India) is a German singer, who came to fame as a finalist of the first season of the television show Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German version of Pop Idol.
Lefeber was born in Manipal, Karnataka in India. At the age of six month she was adopted by a couple from Germany and as a result Judith grew up in Rheda-Wiedenbrück near Gütersloh alongside her seven years older adoptive brother. At four she started taking vocal, piano and ballett lessons, followed-up by a participation in the local girl's choir. After her secondary school graduation Lefeber went on studying singing and piano at the conservatory in Detmold; a little later she moved to Essen.
In 2002, Lefeber participated in the first season of Deutschland sucht den SuperStar. Although she was widely considered as the most favoured finalist right from the start of the show, she decided to leave DSDS after her second performance, referring to personal issues that had come up. However, after the final show it was revealed that Lefeber had gotten the highest percent of votes both during the top 10 and top 9 shows.
Afterwards Lefeber signed a contract with Warner Music. Released in fall 2003, her debut album In My Dreams saw comparatively big success, peaking at number 17 on the German albums chart (almost two years after her quit from DSDS), while the album's singles reached number 13 ("I Will Follow You") and number 70 ("Everybody Does") respectively on the national singles chart.
In 2004 Lefeber was engaged for the leading role in the musical Aida in Essen. Simultaneously she released her second album In My Room after a sudden label change to Zyx Music. Due to a lack of promotion both the album and the same-titled single saw less to no commercial success. The singer has since focused on starring in stage musicals.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|In My Dreams||
|In My Room||
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2003||"I Will Follow You"||13||—||61||In My Dreams|
|2004||"In My Room"||—||—||—||In My Room|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.|
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