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Tina Karol :)
Tina Karol is a Ukrainian singer.
Tina Karol (Tatiana Grigoryevna Liberman) represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006.
Born to Ukrainian-Jewish parents in Orotukan, Magadan Oblast, Russian Far East, Karol moved to Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine at the age of six. She graduated from a music school and the Kiev Gliere Music College. She is fluent in both Ukrainian and Russian. Karol has participated in numerous youth, regional, international and Jewish singing contests as well as musicals and theatrical shows. Karol became the soloist of the Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces as well as a television personality.
In 2005, Karol traveled to Iraq and Kosovo to perform for the peace keepers stationed there. She was the first performer to come to Iraq. She reached second place at the Latvian festival "New Wave".
In 2006 Karol won at the casting for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song "I Am Your Queen" and therefore represented Ukraine at the event finishing 7th, scoring 145 points, with a revised version of the song entitled "Show Me Your Love".
In 2006 Tina Karol released her debut album Show Me Your Love, and another album entitled Nochenka, with some of songs of the first album in Russian and Ukrainian. Also in 2006 she started studying by correspondence at the National Aviation University in Kiev. In 2007, she released her new album Polyus Prityazheniya and has written a fairytale, Pautinka, a story about a caterpillar, portraying the show business as Tina has experienced it. Philipp Kirkorov, Alla Pugacheva and Verka Serduchka all have "parts" in the story.
In 2006 she also participated in a United Nations campaign against AIDS.
On 15 June 2008, she married her producer, Eugene Ogira. On 18 November 2008, Karol gave birth to her first child, a son called Benjamin. The next day Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko sent the young mother a bouquet of pink roses and a congratulatory letter, the wife of President Viktor Yushchenko, Kateryna Yushchenko, also sent flowers with a message and the mayor of Kiev Leonid Chernovetskyi also sent Karol a bouquet of roses
On 16 January 2009, Viktor Yushchenko awarded Karol the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine.
Karol actively supports the candidature of Yulia Tymoshenko during the election campaign of the Ukrainian presidential election, 2010.
In October 2009 she was ranked 92nd in a top 100 of "most influential women in Ukraine" compiled by experts for the Ukrainian magazine Focus
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