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Nelly Ciobanu


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Cantemir, Moldova (1993 – present)

Nelly Ciobanu (born on October 28, 1974 in Cantemir) is a Moldovan singer. She graduated from a music college in the city of Tiraspol. She made her debut on stage in 1993 with her brother as part of the duo “Master Dinamit”.

Ciobanu is a winner of multiple international competitions: in 1998, she won second prize at the festival “Yalta - 98” (Ukraine), 1999 “Grand Prix” at the “Discovery” in Bulgaria (for the performance of a song of composer Liviu Stirbu ) , the second prize at the festival “Voice of Asia” (Almaty, Kazakhstan), in 2000 - the first prize at the festival “Slavic Bazaar” in Belarus, the bronze medal of “Delphian Games” in Russia, in 2002, the golden prize of the festival “Spring of April” (North Korea), in 2003 - second prize at the festival “New Wave” in Jurmala, the Grand Prix of K. Shulzhenko contest (Kharkiv, Ukraine), 2nd place in national pre-selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2005, was jury member at “Five Stars”. She sings in 11 languages, including: Moldovan, Russian, English, Italian, and even Korean. She has toured with many Russian artists and international stars such as Patricia Kaas and Mike Bolton. On 24 December 2005, her daughter Mirella-Christiana was born.

In 2009, Nelly represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Hora Din Moldova”. She was in Semi-Final 2, and placed in the Eurovision Grand Final as #14.


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  • Elnaif

    Amazing pictures!

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • d_malafeeva

    Hora din Moldova :33

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • kevinesqueche

    Hora din moldova is maybe the best song ive ever heard in the eurovision contests... [2]

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • kimmzero

    Hora din moldova is maybe the best song ive ever heard in the eurovision contests...

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Marg00

    чобану, блин

    31 May 2011 Reply
  • Killinstinct

    ↓ Same here too!! I love "Hora din Moldova" Just makes me want to dance!!

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • mikamikaaaa

    I still love this! ESC 2009 is the best ESC IMO. :D

    9 Apr 2011 Reply
  • sarcos

    тупая песда !!!!!!

    11 Dec 2010 Reply
  • DESTIJLtheory

    Amazing Amazing Amazing. Should have won Eurovision 09

    11 Jun 2010 Reply
  • TwojeWino

    great voice ; D

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • Happerson

    Woo! Nelly Ciobanu! :D Hora Hora Din Moldova!

    18 Apr 2010 Reply
  • mutropol

    agree with Tali_E "She was the real winner!" eurovision become worse and worse every year(

    11 Jun 2009 Reply
  • RustlingRagazza

    Any other songs of hers you'd recommend?

    30 May 2009 Reply
  • shadylady320

    vote please

    26 May 2009 Reply
  • ecank

    i think, every country should join eurovision with their ethnic melodies. so moldova is one of my favourite song. congratulation.

    26 May 2009 Reply
  • wiwona

    loved her in ESC!!! :) does anybody have any similiar tunes?

    22 May 2009 Reply
  • Luciferica

    foarte tare melodia. Nu poti sta jos cand o auzi \:D/ Ati primit un vot de la mine!

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • Kingaelsa

    Nice dress :)

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • mueropormarco

    great song, great melody, great video, great show!

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • naeriel

    народ... никто не подскажет, где можно скачать эту песню, только не старую запись (там она в припеве не "хейкает", а только мужички поют:(), а ту, что с Евровиденья... или может быть у неё есть несколько вариантов записи? ато скачала песню в 3-х экземплярах - а она одна и та же((

    19 May 2009 Reply
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