Dina Garipova

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Dina Garipova
Dina Garipova at a Eurovision 2013 press conference
Dina Garipova at a Eurovision 2013 press conference
Background information
Born (1991-03-25) 25 March 1991 (age 29)
Zelenodolsk, Tatar SSR, Russian SFSR, USSR
Years active1999 (1999)–present
Garipova presenting herself at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.

Dina Fagimovna Garipova (Russian: Дина Фагимовна Гарипова, Tatar: Динә Фәһим кызы Гарипова; born 25 March 1991) is a Russian singer. In 2012, Garipova won the Russian version of singing competition The Voice, Golos.[1] Garipova was selected by the Russian broadcaster Channel One to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, with the song "What If". At the competition, she qualified from the first semi-final and placed fifth in the final, scoring 174 points.[1][2] In 2015, Garipova was one of five jurors for Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.


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.[3] Garipova studied journalism (correspondence department) at the Kazan (Volga region) Federal University. When Garipova graduated from "Zolotoy mikrofon", she toured with the Tatarstan singer Gabdelfat Safin.[4]

Dina's vocal range is 2.4 octaves.[5]

Dina is of ethnic Tatar descent and is Sunni Muslim.[6]

The Voice[edit]

Dina auditioned in 2012 to compete in season 1 of The Voice. In the blind auditions, broadcast on October 26, 2012 on Channel One, she sang "А напоследок я скажу". Only Alexander Gradsky turned his chair for her at the last few seconds of the performance.

The Voice performances
Stage Song Original artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "А напоследок я скажу" Valentina Ponomaryova October 29, 2012 4.6 Only Alexander Gradsky turned for her.
Battle Rounds
(Top 48)
"When You Believe" (vs. Valeria Grinyuk) Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey November 23, 2012 8.2 Saved by Coach
Knockout Rounds
(Top 24)
"Angel" (vs. Ilya Yudichev) Aretha Franklin December 7, 2012 10.3
Live Quarterfinal (Top 12) "Ты на свете есть" Alla Pugacheva December 14, 2012 11.10 Saved by Public's vote
Live Semifinal (Top 8) "The Music of the Night" Michael Crawford December 21, 2012 12.2 Saved by Votes' summa
Live Final (Top 4) "Skyfall" (with Igor Butman) Adele December 29, 2012 13.3 Winner
"Non, je ne regrette rien" Edith Piaf 13.7
"Не отрекаются любя" Alla Pugacheva 13.10
Non competition performances
Order Collaborator(s) Song Original Artist
11.4 Alexander Gradsky, Evgeniy Kungurov, and Polina Zizak "Hey Jude" The Beatles
12.1 Joseph Kobzon and Evgeniy Kungurov "Надежда" Joseph Kobzon
13.1 Margarita Pozoyan, Elmira Kalimullina, and Anastasia Spiridonova "С Новым Годом!" -
13.3 Top 48 artists of the season "Happy New Year" ABBA


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Два шага до любви
(Two Steps to Love)
  • Released: 28 October 2014
  • Label: Universal Music Russia
  • Format: CD, digital download


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"What If" 2013 78 51 75 161 Два шага до любви


  1. ^ a b Omelyanchuk, Olena. "Dina Garipova to represent Russia". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.chelny-izvest.ru/social/16596.html
  4. ^ http://www.rg.ru/2012/12/30/reg-pfo/artistki.html
  5. ^ Dina's vocal range
  6. ^ http://eng.islam-today.ru/news/russias-muslim-girl-dina-garipova-with-her-song-what-if-finished-in-the-fifth-place. Retrieved September 15, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Dina Garipova". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Dina Garipova". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2016-02-04.
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Dina Garipova". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2013-12-12.
  10. ^ Peak positions in the UK:

External links[edit]

Preceded by
contest started
Winner of Golos
Succeeded by
Sergei Volchkov
Preceded by
Buranovskiye Babushki with Party for Everybody
Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Tolmachevy Sisters with Shine