Dina Garipova to represent Russia

Dina Garipova to represent Russia
Dina Garipova, the Russian representative for Malmö. Source: Channel One Russia
Moscow, Russia -

This working day has started for the Russian broadcaster Channel One with good news – they chose their entry for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest! Dina Garipova will represent her country in Malmö. The young and very talented singer will perform What If on stage.

This year, the Russian broadcaster Channel One has made their choice for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest internally and selected a young talented singer Dina Garipova. On stage in Malmö, Dina will perform the song What If that was composed by two Swedish producers Gabriel Alares, Joakim Bjornberg in cooperation with the Russian rock-pop musician Leonid Gutkin.

Dina Garipova became very popular in Russia after her victory in the reality talent show The Voice 2012. “The singer’s choice was obvious and quite logical, - said the Channel One Russia music director Yurij Aksyuta. “We have chosen Dina internally but actually it was a public choice. The Russian TV viewers voted for the winner of The Voice and Dina alone got nearly one million of votes.”

Dina is originally from the Republic of Tatarstan. She started singing with the age of six. The artist performs pop and rock songs in Tatar, Russian, French, English and Italian. Dina's idol is Whitney Houston.


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  • Posted on 7/April 2013 at 23:11
    Why is so grey??? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5/April 2013 at 13:28
    She was the best from all Russian candidates this year report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4/April 2013 at 15:48
    My TOP-5 !!!
    1. UK
    2. Ukraine
    3. Russia
    4. Germany
    5. Ireland report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/March 2013 at 17:29
    She has a very beautiful, pure and strong voice that does not need any amplification and addition of sound effects. Hope that in the last version of the song they will remove all that "enhancements". Good luck! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/March 2013 at 08:17
    Good song! No there is no plagiarism! And cannot be! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2013 at 18:14
    she seems very talented singer. good luck to our neighbors report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25/February 2013 at 21:28
    She will be the Winner. We hope so. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21/February 2013 at 16:05
    She does have a nice voice, hopefully the song will do it justice. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21/February 2013 at 14:36
    Totally agree to SEMENOVRUS, Spiridonova is much "brighter" and interesting, she had more chances to win the contest, Dina is boring, I think. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/February 2013 at 19:17
    My favourite Young singer, I' ve ever seen and ever heard in my Life.
    I think and sure that she's one the Strongest and Brilliant Voice in Russia, she's very beautiful and perfect. IF you listen to her voice for the first-second time, I sure that you will fall in love to Dina Garipova, listening to her god gifted voice and looking at her is the Happy time I've ever had. She is wonderful. I think that she will do win this Earo competition, I believe, and I offer you to listen her songs. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/February 2013 at 18:21
  • Posted on 20/February 2013 at 18:03
    @sahara87
    Don't lie to people! This is song of maltese singer Chiara "What if we". Song for Dina hasn't released yet.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKCYYieihJk report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/February 2013 at 16:19
    Wish you luck :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/February 2013 at 09:20
    Another ‘Voice’ winner competing at ESC 2013 Malmo [Belgium; Roberto Bellarosa – ‘Love Kills’; winner of ‘The Voice Belgique’]. Strangely both Russia and Belgium are competing in the same semi final (Semi-Final 1). I wonder which voice will triumph. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/February 2013 at 09:00
    Good choice, but Anastasia Spiridonova is much better! IMHO. Garipova - unformat ESC. report to the moderator