RUSSIA 2013: DINA GARIPOVA – WHAT IF
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
Russian national broadcaster Channel One presented moments ago the song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Dina Garipova will sing the song “What If” mainly penned by Swedish composers. You can listen to the song below:
GET TO KNOW DINA GARIPOVA
Dina Fagimovna Garipova is a Russian singer of Tatar descent. In 2012, Garipova won the Russian version of singing competition The Voice, Golos. Garipova was internally picked by the Russian broadcaster Channel One to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, with the song “What If”.
Garipova was born on 25 March 1991, in Zelenodolsk, Tatarstan, Russia, to a family of physicians
From the age of six, Garipova studied singing at the Zolotoy mikrofon (Golden Microphone) theatre, with Elena Antonova as her vocal coach. Garipova studied journalism (correspondence department) at the Kazan (Volga region) Federal University. When Garipova graduated from Zolotoy mikrofon, she toured with Tatarstan artist Gabdelfat Safin.