🇷🇴 Un gram de suflet: brand new song and video by Elena Gheorghe
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
ROMANIA – Gheorghe was born in Bucharest to the family of an Aromanian priest, Gheorghe Gheorghe. Many of her ancestors were Orthodox priests. She has a sister, Ana, who is a journalist and a brother, Costin, plays football for Sportul Studenţesc. Her mother, Mărioara Gheorghe is a folk artist.
Gheorghe debuted on the folk music scene with her when just three years of age with the song Sus în Deal în Poieniţă. At age 11 she joined the Children’s National Palace where she took singing lessons.
In 2000 she won the gold trophy Little Bear (in Baia Mare) with One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston. In 2001 she participated in the Mamaia Festival. Gheorghe is of both Romanian and Aromanian background.
After an internal selection, Gheorghe was elected to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song “The Balkan Girls” written by Laurenţiu Duţă. She came second in the voting result, but as the jury voted for her, she won the National Final.
At Eurovision, in Moscow she qualified for the Grand Final where she came the nineteenth after accumulating a total of 40 points (12 points from Moldova). After Eurovision she became more famous Europe-wide and released her signature song “Disco Romancing” which was a smash hit in Romania as well as a top-ten in Hungary and a mild success in Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland and Slovakia.
The following single “Midnight Sun” was a top-ten success in the Dutch Top 40 and in the Romanian Top 100. In 2011 she collaborated with Dony and released the single “Hot Girls” which once again charted throughout Europe. The same year she had her first European tour, getting to Germany, Spain and Greece.