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Elena Gheorghe

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Romania (2003 – present)

Elena Gheorghe (born July 30, 1985) is a Romanian singer. She represented Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. One of her most notable music singles singles is “Te ador” and her 2010 music single “Disco Romancing”.

Elena is half Aromanian, and half Romanian.She has a sister named Ana who is a journalist, and a brother, Costin. Her mother Marioara Man Gheorghe is a singer, and is the one who inspired her love for music.

When Elena was 3 years old she debuted on the music scene with her mother.While in the fifth grade she joined the Children’s National Palace, where she took singing lessons and went on to perform with the “Harmony Circle soloist”, participating in contests, and tournaments around the country.

Elena started singing with Mandinga, a very successful band in the ‘Latino’ genre in early 2003. In June that year, Mandinga released their first album – …De Corazón. Mandinga was placed 4th in the Romanian National Eurovision Selection in March 2005 with the song My Sun which was awarded a golden disc one year later.

On January 31, 2009, it was revealed that Gheorghe would represent Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia. She performed the song The Balkan Girls. She qualified from Semi Final 1, to reach the Grand Final in 9th place in the first semi Final. In the Grand Final she came 19th with 40 points, with 1 set of 12 points from Moldova.

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