|Birth name||Mihaela Marinova|
May 7, 1998|
|Years active||2013 – present|
|Associated acts||Slavin Slavchev, James Arthur, Mihaela Fileva|
Mihaela Marinova (born 7 May 1998) is a Bulgarian singer and songwriter mostly known from her participation in the 2014 season of Bulgarian X Factor where she finished in third place. Later in 2015 her debut single became the most played song on Bulgarian radio and television.
X Factor Bulgaria
2013: Season 2
Mihaela participed in the 2nd season of the show and make it to the judge's houses where her menthor Zaki decided to choose between her or Ana-Maria Yanakieva since they both were 15 years old and the show have limit of 16 years. Zaki decided to give chance to Ana-Maria, but gave Mihaela a special "golden ticket" which allowed her to start from judges houses in the next season of the show. Later Ana Maria finished as runner-up in the show.
2014–2015: Season 3
Even though Mihaela had a reserved place for the judges houses, she decided not to use it and start the show from the auditions, as she said that would have been unfair to the other participants. This time she made it through to the finals and finished in third place after Slavin Slavchev won the season. At the final she made a duet with James Arthur, the winner of the ninth series of The X Factor UK in 2012.
|The X Factor performances and results|
|First audition||Free choice||"Broken-Hearted Girl"||Through to bootcamp|
|Bootcamp – stage 1||Group performance||"Sweet Child o' Mine"||Through to stage 2|
|Bootcamp – stage 2||Solo performance||"My Kind of Love"||Through to judges' houses|
|Judges' houses||Free choice||"Bound to You"||Through to live shows|
|Live show 1||Heroes||"Hurt"||Safe|
|Live show 2||Halloween||"Chandelier"||Safe|
|Live show 3||Number-ones||"Queen of the Night"||Bottom two (11th)|
|Live show 4||Hits from Balkans and Eastern Europe||"Без теб"||Safe|
|Live show 5||USA vs. Europe||"The Edge of Glory"||Safe|
|Live show 6||Movie Soundtracks||"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"||Safe|
|Live show 7||Love songs||"Don't You Remember"||Safe|
|Live show 8||Boys sing girls songs and girls boys||"Recovery"||Bottom two (6th)|
|Christmas show||Christmas edition||"All I Want for Christmas Is You"||No eliminations|
|Live show 9||Love is everything||"Why Don't You Want Me"||Safe|
|"Close My Eyes Forever" (with Slavin Slavchev)|
|Live show 10||Tears and laught||"Waka Waka"||Safe|
|"Someone like You"|
|Semi-final||One English and one Bulgarian song||"Simply The Best"||Safe|
|"За Тебе Бях"|
|Final||One solo and one duet song||"Queen of the Night"||Third place (3rd)|
|"Bound to You" (with James Arthur)|
2015–present: Debut single and first steps
Even though she didn't win X Factor, she was signed by Virginia Records. In the summer of 2015 her debut single "Stapka Napred" (Step Forward) was released. Her single become number 1 in charts in Bulgaria with over a million views in YouTube. She also announced she is planning two new songs, one solo and one duet.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Stapka napred" (Step forward)||2015||2||Non-album single|
|"Ne ti li stiga" (Haven't you had enough)||2016||27|
|"Edin sreshtu drug" (Against each other)||2017|
|"Listata padat" (The leaves are falling)||9|
|"Ochi v Ochi" (Face to Face)||2018|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
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- "Михаела Маринова щурмува Х Фактор за втори път". vesti.bg.
- "Джо Лин застава до Славин, Артър до Михаела в X Factor". dnes.bg.
- "Михаела Маринова за успеха". bliasak.bg.
- "Moana". Charguigou. Retrieved 2017-02-26.