Dina Garipova, who represented Russia at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest with the ballad What if, has released her debut album.
The talented 23-year-old singer, described as the Russian Adele, who also won the first season of the reality talent show Golos (the Russian version of the international singing show The Voice) in 2012, possesses a vocal range of 2.4 octaves, which she puts to use in the album, entitled Two steps to love.
Dina will appear in concert at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow tonight (Thursday 30 October), where she will promote her new material.
Dina Garipova sang for Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest of 2013, which was held in Malmö, Sweden. Her ballad, What if, finished in fifth place at the Grand Final, accumulating a total of 174 points, having qualified from the semi-final in second place with 156 points.
Russia has made 18 appearances at the Eurovision Song Contest since their debut in 1994. A hugely successful Eurovision nation, their best result came in 2008, when Dima Bilan won with Believe. Russia was last represented by the Tolmachevy Sisters, who finished in seventh place at the Grand Final of the 2014 show with their song Shine.