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Florena
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Background information
Birth name Florena Ticu Şandro
Born (1999-09-11) September 11, 1999 (age 20)
Oradea, Romania
Origin Romania Romania
Genres Pop
Occupations singer
Years active 2007-present
Labels Roton

Florena Ticu Sandro (born September 11, 1999, Oradea, Romania) is a Romanian Pop music singer and the youngest participant in Romania's Natioanl Selection for Eurovision.

CareerEdit

Encouraged by her mother, Florena took her first singing lessons at the age of 5 in the Palace of Children and Students from Oradea, where she sang for the first time on stage. At 7 years old, fresh schoolgirl she already won her first contest, and a year later she came under the wing of her school teacher, Horjan Meda, from Meda Music School, with which she is preparing now.

In 2013, Florena took part in the X Factor Romania, where she was part of Dan Bittman's team of five. She was eliminated in Week 3, where the top 9 compeeted.

In 2016, Florena released her first single "Behind the Shadows", with which she qualified in the Final of the National Final of the Eurovision Song Contest Romania. The pop balad "Behind the shadows" is signed by Laurenţiu Duţă and Gabriel Huiban, the lyrics were created by Huiban and Adam Powers.

PrizesEdit

Year Contest Prize
2007 Floare De Lotus 2nd place
2007 Nymphea Music 3rd place
2008 Stele Si Stelute 1st place
2008 Nynphea Music 1st place
2008 EuroStar 1st place
2008 Vreau Sa Fiu Vedeta 3rd place
2008 Fiero 2nd place
2009 Stele De Maine 1st place
2009 Potaissa Honourable Mention
2009 Andantino The Trophy
2009 EuroPop Festival 1st place
2009 EuroPop Festival The Trophy
2009 Cerbul De Aur Special Prize
2009 Delfinul De Aur 1st place
2009 Suflet De Stea 1st place
2009 Ursuletul De Aur 1st place
2010 Mamaia Copiilor Special Prize
2010 Armonia Special Prize
2010 Cerbul De Aur 1st place
2011 Zlatna Pahulja 1st place
2011 Djecja Masta Moze Svasta 1st place
2011 Ursuletul De Aur 3rd place
2011 Delfinul De Aur 3rd place
2011 Top Kids Honourable Mention
2012 Suflet De Stea 2nd place
2013 X Factor The third gala
2016 Eurovision RO 3rd place

Own Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Florena represented Romania in the 44th edition of the Own Eurovision Song Contest, where her song "Behind the Shadows" was placed 6th, receiving a total amount of 129 points.

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Alexandra Stan
with "I did it, mama!"
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
44
Succeeded by
INNA feat. Eric Turner
with "Bop Bop"




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