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Russia 2013 : We take a closer look at Dina Fagimovna Garipova


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No Party For Everybody as Russia selects internally for Eurovision 2013! Dina Fagimovna Garipova her full name, has been selected by the powers that be in Russian Channel 1 TV to fly their flag at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo Sweden this May.

Dina follows that now popular route of having been a winner of a former talent show in her home country – The Voice in Russia which she won last December, to entering the Eurovision song contest. Born on March 25 1991, Dina expressed an interest in singing from a very young age having studied singing at the Zolotoy mikrofon (Golden Microphone) theatre from the age of 6.

Dina will sing the song “What if” in Malmö which has been produced by “Gabriel Alearson” and “Joakim Björnberg” from Sweden along with Russian musician “Leonid Gutkin”.

Dina has a strong vocal and she can sing different styles of genres of music as you can see from the videos posted below, covering lady GaGa to Whitney Houston & even Sirusho (Armenia 2008 Eurovision Representative) Qele, Qele .

Russia at Eurovision – having first entered the Eurovision at the Point Theatre in Dublin in 1994 with Youddiph singing Vyechniy stranik finishing 9th

They eventually went on to win the contest in 2008 with Dima Bilan singing Believe in Belgrade. And will we never forget that party that Russia brought to Baku last year with those now famous grannies singing “Party For Everybody”.

We wish Dina & Russia all the best for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest and as soon as the song “What if ” is released for us to judge & ridicule, we’ll bring you the full reaction here at Eurovision Ireland.

Author – Stephen Hardiman

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Source Eurovision Ireland and Channel 1

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