|Born||27 March 1993|
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Lidia Isac (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈlidia iˈsak]; born 27 March 1993) is a Russian-born Moldovan singer. She represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Falling Stars". She is also known for her participation in the sixth season of The Voice: la plus belle voix, and the seventh season of Vocea României.
Early life and education
Isac was born on 27 March 1993 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where her Moldovan parents met during their studies.[better source needed] When she was a few months old, they moved back to Moldova.
2013–2015: Glam Girls and solo career
Isac began her musical career as part of the duo Glam Girls, which she formed with Sasha Druc. In 2013, they participated in O melodie pentru Europa 2013, the Moldovan national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, alongside Cristina V with the song "Celebrate". They finished twelfth in the final.
One year later, the duo entered O melodie pentru Europa 2014 with the song "You Believed in Me", but did not advance to the final. In the same year, Isac was a finalist in the annual music competition New Wave, held in Jūrmala, Latvia. In 2015, Isac entered O melodie pentru Europa 2015 twice: as part of Glam Girls with the song "Magia", and as a solo act with the song "I Can't Breathe". Both entries advanced to the final, where they tied for the fourteenth and last place.
2016: Eurovision Song Contest
In 2016, Isac participated in O melodie pentru Europa once again, this time with the song "Falling Stars". She went on to win the competition, thereby winning the right to represent Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. To promote her entry, an acoustic French version of the song, entitled "Pluie d'étoiles", was recorded. She ultimately finished in seventeenth place in the first semi-final on 10 May 2016.
2017: The Voice
In 2017, Isac was a contestant in the sixth season of The Voice: la plus belle voix, the French version of The Voice. She advanced from the Blind Auditions, joining the team of Florent Pagny, and was eliminated in the Battle rounds. Later that year, she also featured in the seventh season of the Romanian version Vocea României. She joined the team of Tudor Chirilă after her Blind Audition, and was eliminated in the Live Shows.
|The Voice performances and results|
|France||Blind Auditions||"Ordinaire"||Robert Charlebois||Joined team Florent Pagny|
|The Battles||"When a Man Loves a Woman"||Percy Sledge||Eliminated|
|Romania||Blind Auditions||"When We Were Young"||Adele||Joined team Tudor Chirilă|
|The Battles||"The Story"||Brandi Carlile||Advanced|
|Live Shows||"There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)"||Eurythmics||Eliminated|
As lead artist
|"I Can't Breathe"||2015||Non-album single|
|"Забудем до завтра" (with OZ Drive)||2020|
As part of Glam Girls
|"Celebrate" (with Cristina V)||2013||Non-album single|
|"You Believed in Me"||2014|
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- "Lidia Isac - Moldova - Stockholm 2016". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
- "Eurovision Moldova: Lidia Isac qualifies to the live shows of The Voice Romania". ESCToday.com. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
- "Eurovision 2016 – Lidia Isac (Moldova) / Лидия Исак (Молдова)". esckaz.com. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
- "Moldova: O melodie pentru Europa 2013". Eurovisionworld. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
- "Moldova: O melodie pentru Europa 2014". Eurovisionworld. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
- Honciuc, Bogdan (27 February 2016). "Moldova: Lidia Isac wins O melodie pentru Europa 2016 with "Falling Stars"". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
- "Lidia Isac - Falling Stars (Pluie d'etoiles) Unplugged French version". YouTube.