Lea Sirk

Lea Sirk

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Lea Sirk
Lea Sirk (4) 20180510 EuroVisionary (cropped).jpg

Sirk in 2018
Background information
Born (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 29)
Koper, Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia [1]
Genres
  • Pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2006–present

Lea Sirk (born 1 September 1989) is a Slovenian pop singer, who represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018. [2]

Biography[edit]

She started her musical education at the age of five in Koper, Slovenia.[3] Between 2001 and 2007, Lea participated at numerous national and international competitions, where she regularly finished amongst the top positions. Lea finished her secondary school while studying the concert flute.[citation needed]

Lea studied at the Conservatory of Music in Geneva and has played in various orchestras and participated in different seminars across Europe. Lea Sirk completed her undergraduate studies early and with honours. She also finished her master studies with honours two years later and became a Master of Arts in Specialised Music Performance.[citation needed]

During her studies, Lea Sirk also established herself as a singer. In 2005, Lea received the award for the most promising young singer at the International Music Competition Cologne.[citation needed]

She began participating regularly at various festivals, as well as EMA, the Slovenian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest (2009, 2010). Her participation in the show Znan obraz ima svoj glas (Your Face Sounds Familiar) left an indelible mark on viewers, as Lea was the most convincing through her transformations into famous world performers, including the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Salvador Sobral.[citation needed]

As a backing vocalist, Lea already performed already at the Eurovision Song Contest, namely in 2014 in Copenhagen with Tinkara Kovač. Lea is also a studio musician and music arranger and has performed on numerous grand stages and recorded with numerous Slovene musicians.[citation needed]

Lea, a mother of two girls, has been building her solo singing career in parallel with her other responsibilities. She won at EMA 2018 where she became the Slovene representative at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Hvala, ne!“,[4] which she wrote alongside Tomy DeClerque.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
SLO
Roža
  • Released: 2014
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SLO
“Povej mi, kdaj” 2007 Non-album singles
“Kaj bi rad” 2009
“Znamenje iz sanj”
“Vampir je moj poet” 2010
“Vse je le “a””
“A bi? Ti bi!” 2012 Roža
“Song 6” Non-album singles
“Čudovit je svet”
“Ura je 8” 2013 Roža
“Tako je” 2014
“Freedom” 2017 Non-album singles
“Back To Being Me” 2018
Hvala, ne! 9
Preceded by
Omar Naber
with “On My Way
Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2018
Succeeded by
[to be determined]
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