Artist Profile: Russia 2021 – Manizha!

Photo By: Manizha

Russia this year chose Manizha as its 2021 representative. Manizha was born on July 8, 1991, in Dushanbe, USSR (today Tajikistan). Her full name is Manizha Dalerovna Sangin.

In 1994, she moved to Moscow with her family, where she took piano lessons. In 2003, she began her career as a child singer. After a short music break, she returned in 2016 with the release of some self-published singles. In 2017, she released her debut studio album, followed by a second one in 2018. In 2021, she competed in the Russian national final, where she won with the song “Russian Woman”.

Manizha has expressed her support to the LGBT community. She is also against the body-shaming “culture” that is promoted by media.

Except of being a singer, Manizha has also studied psychology at the Russian State University for the Humanities.

Her entry “Russian Woman” is composed by Ori Avni, Ori Kaplan and Manizha.

Russia is going to compete 3rd in the first semifinal.

What do you think about the song? Can Maniha win for Russia? Write your thoughts on the comment box below.

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