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Polina Gagarina
Полина Сергеевна Гагарина
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Polina Gagarina in 2015
Background
Native name Полина Гагарина
Born (1987-03-27) 27 1987 (age 33)
Origin Saratov, Russia
Occupation Singer, songwriter, actress, model
Years active 2003–present
Associated acts Smash!!, Vlad Topalov,Neposedi,Yulia Volkova, Lena Katina
Website www.gagarina.com

Polina Sergeyevna Gagarina (Полина Сергеевна Гагарина, born 27 March 1987) is a Russian singer, songwriter, actress and model.November 2016 She represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with "A Million Voices" where she finished second. She is currently a coach on the Russian version of The Voice.

Life and career

Gagarina was born in Moscow, but spent most of her youth in Greece. Her mother was a ballet dancer. In 1993, Gagarina's father died and her mother decided to move the family back to Russia, but they soon moved back to Greece and settled in Athens. After completing her education, she moved to Saratov to live with her grandmother. She is fluent in Russian, Greek and English.

2003–07: Poprosi u oblakov

In 2003, Gagarina competed in season two of Star Factory, a Russian reality singing competition. She performed several songs by Maxim Fadeev and went on to win the show, but refused to work with Fadeev after her victory. After winning Star Factory, Gagarina was invited to perform in the group Playgirls. The group received a recording contract with ARS Records, but ultimately disbanded. In 2005, she performed at the New Wave competition held in Jūrmala, Latvia and placed third. She later released the singles "Kolybelnaya", "Morning", "Ya tvoya", "Pomnyu", and "Ya tebya ne proshchu nikogda". Her début album Попроси у облаков was released in 2007.

2008–12: O sebe

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Gagarina during a rehearsal in the seventh edition

In 2008, Gagarina released the single "Komu, zachem?", a duet with Russian singer Irina Dubtsova. In March 2010, her second studio album О себе was released. In 2012, Gagarina started to collaborate with Russian-Georgian producer Konstantin Meladze. With Meladze she recorded four singles: "Spektakl okonchen" ("The Play Is Over"; RUS #10, UKR #3), "Net" ("No"; RUS #3, UKR #1), "Navek" ("Forever"; RUS #26, UKR #23) and "Shagay" ("Stride"; RUS #15, UKR #11).

2018–present: Europa Song Contest

On 7 July 2018, it was revealed that Gagarina would represent Russia in the Europa Song Contest 7. She tried to represent her country in the sixth edition of the Europa Song Contest but came second in the Russian National Selection

Personal life

On 25 August 2007, Gagarina married Russian actor Pyotr Kislov. She gave birth to their son, Andrey, on 14 October 2007. They divorced on 31 March 2010. She married photographer Dmitry Iskhakov on 9 September 2014. In April 2017, Polina gave birth to their daughter, Mia.

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