Nelly Ciobanu

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Nelly Ciobanu
File:Nelly Ciobanu.jpg
Ciobanu in Moscow, 2009
Background information
Born (1974-10-28) 28 October 1974 (age 44)
Origin Moldova
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1993–present

Nelly Ciobanu (born October 28, 1974) is a Moldovan singer. Ciobanu graduated from music college of the city of Tiraspol. Nelly made her debut on stage in 1993, with her brother as part of duo "Master Dinamit". She represented Moldova in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.



Ciobanu is a winner of multiple international competitions: in 1998 won second prize at the festival "Yalta - 98" (Ukraine), 1999 "Grand Prix" at the "Discovery" in Bulgaria (for the performance of a song of composer Liviu Stirbu ), the second prize at the festival "Voice of Asia" (Almaty, Kazakhstan), in 2000 - the first prize at the festival "Slavic Bazaar" in Belarus, the bronze medal of "Delphian Games" in Russia, in 2002, the golden prize of the festival "Spring of April" (North Korea), in 2003 - second prize at the festival "New Wave" in Jūrmala, the Grand Prix of K. Shulzhenko contest (Kharkiv, Ukraine), second place in national pre-selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2005, was jury member at "Five Stars. Sings in 11 languages: Romanian, Russian, English, Italian, and even Korean. She has toured with many Russian artists and international stars such as Patricia Kaas and Mike Bolton. On 24 December 2005 her daughter, Mirela Christiana was born.

Eurovision 2009

Nelly Ciobanu represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia with the song "Hora Din Moldova" which was written by her and composed by Veaceslav Daniliuc. She ranked 14th with 69 points in the Final.[1]

Eurovision 2012

It was announced on 16 January 2012 that Nelly Ciobanu would try to represent Moldova once more, with the song "Turn on the light"


  1. "Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Final | Final | Eurovision Song Contest - Baku 2012". Retrieved 2012-08-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Geta Burlacu
with A Century of Love
Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Sun Stroke Project
& Olia Tira
with Run Away