Polina Smolova

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Polina Smolova
Birth name Polina Smolova
Born (1980-09-03) 3 September 1980 (age 37)
Origin Belarus
Occupation(s) Singer

Polina Smolova (Belarusian: Паліна Смолава, Palina Smolava) (born 3 September 1980 in Minsk, Belarussian SSR, Soviet Union) is a pop singer and the country's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song Mum, with which she took part in the Eurovision semi-final. She is one of the most famous Belarusian pop singers, coming up with very poetic and lyrical songs. Polina is an active participant of numerous concerts and pop-music festivals across Belarus and abroad. She won the Grand Prix at the Slavonic Bazaar 2005 music festival and an award at the Contest for Young Performers.

Polina Smolova started her singing career in the children folk bands and later graduated from the Glinka Music College Department of solo traditional singing and the Belarus State University of Culture and Arts.

In 2005, Polina was awarded the honorary Citizen of Minsk of the Year title and was voted the Expression of the Year at the Belarusian music awards Teleportation. She is also a holder of the First Premium Award at the international Voices of Europe festival in 2003 and a number of other prestigious music awards.

In 2012, Polina tried to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "Michael" about Michael Jackson. She placed seventh.

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Preceded by
Angelica Agurbash
with Love Me Tonight
Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Dmitry Koldun
with Work Your Magic