Yulia Savicheva, singer
Yulia Savicheva is a Russian singer, who represent Russia at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Istanbul, Turkey.
The talented singer was born on February 14, 1987 in Kurgan, Siberia in a family of musicians. Her mother was a music teacher and her father was a musician. At the age of 5 Yulia became a soloist of the choreographic collective Firefly. But her first performance took place when she was only 4 years old. She came on stage with Max Fadeev’s rock band Convoy, where her father worked as a drummer. Later, the rock band was invited to work in Moscow and in 1994 her whole family moved to the capital. There Yulia joined choreographic collective Crane and together with her partner became two-time champion of Moscow. The young girl also played in the New Year’s performances.
In 2001, the producer Poleiko invited her to play the lead role in the New Year’s performance at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which she did with such success.
8-years-old Yulia worked with Russian singer Linda. She was a backing vocalist and appeared in several music videos.
In March 2003, Alla Pugacheva’sStar Factory started its 2nd season. Yulia was one of the top five finalists (Yulia Savicheva, Maria Rzhevskaya,Polina Gagarina,Elena Terleeva,Elena Temnikova). She didn’t become a winner, but despite this her songs became hits (Ships, High, Sorry for Loving You).
In 2004, Savicheva participated in the World Best, where she represented Russia and took 8th place, and in May 2004 became a representative of Russia at Eurovision 2004 in Turkey with the English-language song Believe Me. She took 11th place, but it did not prevent her to continue working on the debut album.
On March 29, 2005 Savicheva released her first album “High”, which included 11 tracks.
In August 2005, Yulia wrote the song, If Love Lives in Your Heart, which became the soundtrack for the TV series Don’t Be Born Beautiful on STS.
For the song How Are You? Yulia received the Golden Gramophone award.
In June, 2006, she released her second album Magnet. Anastasia Maksimova wrote the majority of the songs for it.
On September 21, 2006 Yulia won Performer of the Year award at MTV Russia Music Awards 2006.
In September 2007, the singer had concerts in Japan (Tokyo and Osaka).
On February 14, 2008 Savicheva released her third album titled Origami. Yulia made her debut as an author, she wrote two songs Above the Stars and The Day After Tomorrow, which were included in the album.
The young singer played one of the main roles in the youth musical First Love. It was made in collaboration with American producer Barry Rosenbusch (High School Musical, Scary Movie 2).
In 2008, the singer participated in the TV project Star Ice paired with French figure skating champion Jerome Blanchard.
In 2009, Yulia and her partner Eugene Papunaishvili became the winners of the TV show Dancing with the Stars.
In the same year the single “Goodbye, Love”, written by Yulia, won Song of the Year 2009 award.
In March 2011, Savicheva together with Russian rapper Geegunreleased the single Let Me Go.
In 2013, she played in the New Year’s musical Three Bogatyrya.
Her personal life was an absolute mystery for a long time.
Only in 2009 it became known that Savicheva lived with producer Alexander Arshinov. Alexander and Yulia met each other when she was 16 years old and he was 18.
They say she had a love affair with famous Russian TV presenter Dmitry Borisov. However Savicheva and Borisov stated that they were just friends.