Zoltán Ádok (born March 22, 1976 Szeged, Hungary,) is a Hungarian singer, actor and dancer who represented his nation at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Dance with me. Ádok's song, taken from his 2008 album Tánclépés, was the internal selection jury's third choice, but after the original winning song was disqualified and the first runner-up withdrawn, Zoli's song was chosen for Moscow. It competed in the second semi-final but failed to reach the final.
Despite his young age, Zoli’s career has been quite eventful so far: after finishing his dance studies in Pécs, he started his career in 2000 with Le Dance Contemporary Dance Music Company and moved on to travel around the world as a dancer and musical actor participating in musicals like in Fame, at the Habse Theatre is Basel, Switzerland as well as in Cats at the Theatre am Potsdam Platz in Berlin with 500 performances from 2004 to 2007. In 2008 he starred in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Madách Theatre.
Right after the song contest, he will be playing the leading role in Contact, a musical by Susan Stroman starting in June 2009. Besides these projects he also appeared in numerous musical shows where he sang and danced songs from Mamma Mia, Chicago and Cabaret, among others. In 2008 Zoli’s debut album Tánclépés (Dance With Me) hit the shelves of Hungarian music stores.
Zoli Adok recently gave his debut as a movie-actor as well: he is acting in the movie named Alom.net (Dream.net) which will be shown at Hungarian cinemas this spring and will also feature two of his songs on the soundtrack album.
Dance With Me!
Dance With Me – the song that Zoli Adok will perform in English at the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow – is an up-tempo hit. It is a modern pop-song for the lovers of high standard party-music.
The song was written by one of today’s most talented Hungarian songwriters and producers, Szabó Zé and was mixed by a highly appreciated Swedish producer, Thomas Törnholm. He is well known for his hits written for the band Alcazar (Crying at the Discoteque, This Is The World We Live In, Sexual Guarantee). The lyrics of the English version were written by a native English speaking lyricist, Kasai.
Zoli is ready to conquer Europe by singing his song Dance With Me. Three fantastic dancers and two vocalists will support Zoli on stage performance for the best entertainment of the audience.
Zoli Ádok is a skilled singer and dancer, with extensive live experience as he has participated in numerous shows and musicals. He studied dance in Pecs, started his career in 2000 with Le Dance Contemporary Dance Music Company and moved on to travel the world participating in musicals as a dancer and musical actor. Among them, he participated in Fame, at the Habse Theatre is Basel, Switzerland as well as Cats at the Theatre am Potsdam Platz in Berlin with 500 performances from 2004 to 2007! Back home, he currently stars at the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat as Levi, at the Madach Theatre. Right after the contest, starting this June he will be playing the leading role in Contact, a musical by Susan Stroman.
His first album, Tanclepes, where his Eurovision entry comes from was released in November 2008 by Warner Music and his latest video, Velem a feny, is the soundtrack of the Dream.net movie. Zoli is a fluent speaker of English, German and Spanish.
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