Switlana Loboda

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Cyrillic ( Ukrainian )
Світлана Сергіївна Лобода
Transl. : Svitlana Serhijivna Loboda
Transcr. : Switlana Serhijivna Loboda
Cyrillic ( Russian )
Светлана Сергеевна Лобода
Transl .: Svetlana Sergeevna Loboda
Transcr .: Svetlana Sergejewna Loboda

Switlana Serhijiwna Loboda ( Ukrainian Світлана Сергіївна Лобода ; born October 18, 1982 in Kiev , also Svetlana Loboda ) is a Ukrainian singer, presenter and fashion designer. She achieved notoriety in 2009 when she represented her home country in the Eurovision Song Contest .


As a child, Loboda was already interested in singing, playing the piano and acting. She later studied at the Academy for Circus and Variety Theater in Kiev, and she also played the leading role in the musical The Equator . She was a member of several music groups. She achieved greater fame in 2004 when she became a member of the Ukrainian-Russian group VIA Gra (also known internationally as Nu Virgos ). Shortly thereafter, however, she separated from VIA Gra and started her solo career. The first single Tscherno-belaja sima ( Russian Черно-белая зима ) was released in 2004, the debut album Ty ne sabudesch (Russian Ты не забудешь) followed the next year.

In 2006 she worked as a presenter for Novyj Kanal, for example, she presented the Miss CIS event. In 2007 she founded her own travel agency under the name Happy Vacatations , as well as her own fashion label. In 2008 she returned to the musical stage with the album Ne Ma4o .

In 2009 she took part in the Ukrainian preliminary decision for the Eurovision Song Contest . With the title Be My Valentine composed by herself , she prevailed with the highest number of points and thus won the Ukrainian ticket for the international competition that took place in Moscow in May 2009 . The music video was not shot again, but cut from those by Postoi, MuSchtschina (2006), Mischka, gadki maltschischka (2007) and Ne Ma4o (2008). For the Eurovision Song Contest, the song was featured in Be My Valentine! (Anti-Crisis Girl) and a Russian version was recorded under the title Paren, ty nitscho . She was able to qualify for the final and reached twelfth place out of 25 participants. The performance attracted attention because it featured a large wheel called the "Infernal Machine".

Apart from a first place in the Ukrainian airplay charts , Be My Valentine reached the charts in Greece (No. 9), Sweden (No. 46) and 167th place in the United Kingdom .

In 2010 she released the single Schit legko , followed by Serdze bjotsja , a duet with Max Barskih .



  • 2005: Ty ne sabudesch
  • 2008: Ne Ma4o
  • 2008: F * ck the Macho!
  • 2009: Anti-Crisis Girl
  • 2012: 40 graduzov / 40 градусов
  • 2017: H2LO
  • 2019: Sold out

Web links

Commons : Svitlana Loboda  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. ^ New Meat in Via Gra , in: Kyiv Post, October 13, 2004 ( English ; accessed March 8, 2013)
  2. Svetlana Loboda - Anti-Crisis Girl (song) ( English ) In: Swedishcharts.com . Retrieved December 22, 2011.
  3. Charts Log UK: New entries update . May 30, 2009. Retrieved December 22, 2011.