Aleksey Vorobyov – Alex Sparrow
Aleksey Vorobyov is a Russian actor, charismatic singer, great musician and incredible performer, UN Goodwill Ambassador, the winner of Russian TV projects X-factor and Ice and Fire. He was presented to the European audience as Alex Sparrow at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
Alex was born on January 19, 1988 in Tula, RSFSR, Soviet Union. As a child, Alex played football and played for the Tula youth team. He has elder brother Sergey and sister Galina.
He studied the accordion at the College Of Music and participated in many competitions. After graduation, he was the lead singer of the Tula folklore ensemble Delight.
In 2005 Alex won the gold medal for his solo performance at the Delphic Games IV. In the same year he arrived in Moscow to take part in TV competition The Secret of Success where he took the third place.
In 2006, he signed a contract with Universal Music Russia. In 2007, the singer won an MTV award.
On March 5, 2011 he was selected to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, with the song Get You.
His acting career began in 2006 when he starred in the film Alice’s Dream. In Spring 2008 Alex graduated from the theater school. In 2010, he took part in a reality series Cruel Intentions. Later he participated in the TV show Ice and Fire where famous Russian ice-skater Tatiana Navka was his partner. During the project, Alex broke his arm, but decided not to leave the project. And they won the show.
In 2011, he signed a contract with a music producer RedOne, known for his work with Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Usher and others.
In 2014, Vorobyov debuted as a film director, presenting the short film Papa. The film won the award for Best Short Foreign Film at the American festival Action On Film Festival and the award Ruby Phoenix for best debut at the Golden Phoenix festival in Smolensk.
At the end of January 2013 media spread the news about the car accident on one of the roads of Los Angeles. Alex’s left half of body was partially paralyzed.
On May 11, 2013 Vorobiev returned to Russia and immediately began acting in television series.
His quite a serious relationship was with Julia Vasiliadi. They met each other in the ensemble in Tula. But Alex did not want to stand still and went to Moscow.
In 2008, he met actress Anna Chipovskaya, they were together for more than a year.
Vorobyov had a love affair with Tatiana Navka.
He dated actress Oksana Akinshina. But they parted in May 2011 because he didn’t take her to the Eurovision Song Contest. The young singer did not suffer from loneliness, and met Tatiana Terekhova, who was a commentator for Eurovision. Very soon they parted.