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Christina Stürmer

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Christina Stürmer (born June 9, 1982) is an Austrian pop/rock singer and also the name of her band. After working at a bookshop in Linz and singing in several bands, she reached #2 in Starmania, an Austrian music casting TV show. Her first song was “Ich lebe” (I Live) released in 2003, which was very successful in Austria and was followed by several #1 hits.

In 2004 the song “Vorbei” (Over) reached the German Top 100, and in April 2005, a new version of “Ich lebe” was produced especially for the German and Switzerland market. That song reached very high positions in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, making Christina Stürmer well-known in the German-speaking countries. 2006 was her most successful year. She sold more than 1.5 million copies of her CDs in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

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Christina came from a very musical family. At the age of thirteen she played the saxophone in a jazz band. In addition to the saxophone, she also played the transverse flute. In 1998 she sang in a cover band which she had founded, named “Scotty”, which played mostly English language songs. She was also a member of an a cappella group named Sulumelina. After dropping out of high school, Christina began an apprenticeship with the bookstore, Amadeus. A few months after that she applied to Starmania.

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