Oleksiy Kuznetsov (Ukrainian: Олексій Кузнєцов) (born 28 May 1991 in Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine) is the winner of the first season (2009–2010) of the Ukrainian X Factor. He competed in the Under 25 category and was mentored by judge Yolka. He won two million Ukrainian hryvnias in cash prizes, as well as a musical contract with Sony Music Russia, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
His name is alternatively translated Olexiy, Alexey, Alexei and last name Kuznecov. He studied music at the Donetsk Musical College, an academic school of singing, specializing in vocals. He also worked in the Donetsk National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet. He is also an avid sportsman and boxer.
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