Martina Majerle

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Martina Majerle
Born (1980-05-02) 2 May 1980 (age 36)
Opatija, Croatia
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals

Martina Majerle (born May 2, 1980 in Opatija, Croatia) is a Croatian singer of mixed Croatian and Slovenian descent.[1] Majerle represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia with the string quartet Quartissimo with the song "Love Symphony".[2] It competed in the second semi-final but failed to reach the final. Martina has also been a backing vocalist for several ex-Yugoslav countries in various editions of the contest.

She is a student of Economics.

She made her first serious steps into the world of music as the lead singer of the Rijeka band Putokazi. She continued her musical career as a soloist in the ambient-electro-pop band Atmospheric.[3]

As a back vocalist, Martina performed at many concerts at home and abroad. She accompanied many famous musicians from the former Yugoslav region, amongst them were Oliver Dragojević,[2] Tereza Kesovija[2] in Olympia (Paris), Zdravko Čolić,[2] the band Novi Fosili, Severina,[2] Massimo Savić,[3] Nina Badrić, Vanna, Toni Cetinski,[2] Vesna Pisarović, Radojka Šverko, Maja Blagdan, etc.

As a backing vocalist, Martina has performed at the Eurovision Song Contest seven times before: in 2003 with the Croatian representative, Claudia Beni, in 2007 with the Slovene representative, Alenka Gotar,[3] in 2008 with the Montenegrin representative, Stefan Filipović in 2011 with the Slovene representative, Maja Keuc, in 2012 with the Slovene representative, Eva Boto, in 2014 with the Montenegrin representative, Sergej Ćetković, and in 2016 with the Croatian representative, Nina Kraljić.

Martina has recently become a member of the Croatian RTV orchestra and is involved in all the big projects regarding the Croatian national broadcaster.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vecernji.hr/glazba/slovence-na-eurosongu-predstavlja-hrvatica-859023
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Martina Majerle na Splitskom festivalu". Novi list (in Croatian). 30 June 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Kdo je svetlolasa Martina Majerle?" (in Slovenian). 2 February 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rebeka Dremelj
with "Vrag naj vzame"
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2009
(with Quartissimo)
Succeeded by
Ansambel Roka Žlindre and Kalamari
with "Narodnozabavni rock"