Tina Karol (Ukrainian: Тіна Кароль, born on January 25, 1985) is a Ukrainian singer.
Born as Tetiana Liberman (Тетяна Григорівна Ліберман) to Ukrainian parents in Orotukan, Magadan Oblast, Russian Far East, Karol moved to Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine at the age of six. She graduated from a music school and a Kiev music institute. Karol has participated in numerous youth, regional, international and Jewish singing contests as well as musicals and theatrical shows. She reached second place at the Latvian festival “New Wave”. Karol became the soloist of the ensemble of the Ukrainian Armed Forces as well as a television personality.
In 2005 Tina Karol took second place at the New Wave competition.
In 2006 Karol won the Ukrainian preselection to the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song “I Am Your Queen” and therefore represented Ukraine at the event finishing 7th scoring 145 points, with a reworked version of the song entitled “Show Me Your Love”.
Tina Karol is, perhaps, the only Ukrainian singer, who has managed to combine in herself seemingly incompatible things: Ukrainian army morale, peace-keeping, meteoric musical career and an ingenuous smile Tina finished music school where she mastered piano. And then was the legendary Kyiv State Glier Higher Music College. However, Tinas energetic nature brought her to aviation afterwards now she is the student of the Kyiv National Aviation University and at the same time the soloist of the Armed Forces Dance and Song Ensemble. In spite of her young age, the singer has already won more than 23 Grand Prix and First Prizes of various international contests and festivals. But Tina is not only just a pop singer she plays on stage of a professional theatre, performs leading parts in some modern European musicals.
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