Elena Temnikova, singer
Elena Temnikova is a Russian singer. She took part in the talent show Star Factory-2 and was one of the three members of the Russian girl group Serebro, TV presenter, designer.
Elena was born on April 18, 1985 in Kurgan. Temnikova started to study music when she was five years old; she played the violin and sang in the choir.
At the age of 10 she was seriously engaged in music. The girl took part and won in many music contests. She left music school and entered Valeriy Chigintsev’s vocal studio.
In 2003 Elena moved to Moscow.
Temnikova came to media prominence as a contestant of the Channel One’s talents show Star Factory-2 in 2003. She was noted by Maxim Fadeev, the main producer of the show, and signed a recording contract with a Fadeev’s recording company Monolit Records.
The pop group Serebro represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song Song #1 and took the 3rd place.
Elena was a participant of the TV project The Last Hero – 5.
On May 24, 2011 Temnikova became a presenter of the program Real Love on Muz-TV channel.
On May 15, 2014 Elena left the group SEREBRO. The singer was replaced at first by ex-member Anastasia Karpova and then by former participant of the show Vacation in Mexico Polina Favorskaya.
Temnikova married Star Factory contestant Alexey Semenov in 2004; the couple split in 2007 and divorced a few years later.
Later she had a relationship with the brother of her producer. The producer made her choose between being a member of the group or being in a relationship with his brother. She chose to leave his brother and stayed in the group.
In 2014 Temnikova married Dmitry Sergeyev. On March 27, 2015 the singer gave birth to their daughter Alexandra.