Tina Karol

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Tina Karol
Karol in 2016
Background information
Birth name Tetyana Hryhorivna Liberman
Born (1985-01-25) 25 January 1985 (age 33)
Orotukan, Russian SFSR, USSR
Origin Kiev, Ukraine
  • Singer
  • actress
  • television presenter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2005—present
Website tinakarol.com

Tetyana Hryhorivna Liberman (Ukrainian: Тетяна Григорівна Ліберман, Russian: Татьяна Григорьевна Либерман; born 25 January 1985), known professionally as Tina Karol (Ukrainian: Тіна Кароль, Russian: Тина Кароль), is a Ukrainian singer, actress, and television presenter. She represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song "Show Me Your Love", placing seventh. Karol has since become a mentor on The Voice of Ukraine.


Born on 25 January 1985 to a Ukrainian mother and Ukrainian Jewish father in Orotukan, Magadan Oblast, Russian Far East.[1][1][2] Karol moved to Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine at the age of six. Her father, Grigoriy Liberman was from Vashkivtsi, Ukraine. Karol confessed in 2006 she often felt discriminated against in school because of her Jewish last name.[2] She is fluent in both Ukrainian and Russian. As a teenager Karol (under her real name Tetyana Liberman) performed for four years with the dancing ensemble at the Kiev branch of the Jewish Agency, and her repertoire included songs in Hebrew and in Yiddish.[2] In 2000 she with this ensemble traveled to the United States, where the group’s appearances raised money for Jewish Agency for Israel programs in Ukraine.[2]

Karol graduated from a music school, and later from the Gliere Music College in Kiev,[1] where she studied pop vocal in the Faculty of Singing. In her fourth year, she was awarded a scholarship by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament). Karol has participated in numerous youth, regional, international and Jewish singing contests as well as musicals and theatrical shows. Karol became the soloist of the Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces as well as a television personality.

In 2005, Karol traveled to Iraq and Kosovo to perform for the peace keepers stationed there. She was the first performer to come to Iraq.[3] She reached second place at the Latvian festival "New Wave".[1][4] In 2005 she took a less Jewish stage name after producers of "New Wave" had suggested that to her.[2] In 2006 she commented on this "It was a part of my agreement with the producers, but, to be honest, I am glad I changed my name. I felt like it hindered me in my life”.[2]

In 2006 Karol won at the casting for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song "I Am Your Queen" and therefore represented Ukraine at the event finishing 7th, scoring 145 points, with a revised version of the song entitled "Show Me Your Love".[1] In 2006, Tina Karol released her debut album Show Me Your Love, and another album entitled Nochenka, with some of songs of the first album in Russian and Ukrainian. Also in 2006 she started studying by correspondence at the National Aviation University in Kiev.[1][5] In 2006, she also participated in the United Nations's Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS campaign against HIV/AIDS in Ukraine.[6]

In 2007, she released her new album Polyus Prityazheniya and wrote a fairy tale, Pautinka, a story about a caterpillar, portraying the show business as Tina has experienced it. Philipp Kirkorov, Alla Pugacheva and Verka Serduchka all have "parts" in the story.

On 16 January 2009, Viktor Yushchenko awarded Karol the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine.[7] In October 2009 she was ranked 92nd in a top 100 of "most influential women in Ukraine" compiled by experts for the Ukrainian magazine Focus.[1][8]

In February 2009, she received the "Most Beautiful Singer of Ukraine – 2008" award from the organizers of the beauty contest Miss Ukraine Universe-2009. In February 2009, for the second time, she received the title "The Most Beautiful Woman of Ukraine" according to the readers of the glossy edition "VIVA!". The premiere of the new song "Do not be afraid, boy" was also held there. In March 2009, 2 songs - " U neba poprosim" from the album "Pole of Attraction" and a new composition "Lyubol" - became soundtracks for two television series.

In the spring of 2011, together with Sergei Lazarev and the duo Alibi became the host of the music project "Maidan's" on the Ukrainian TV channel "Inter".

In the fall of 2012, she became a star coach in the vocal show "The Voice Kids" [9] on 1+1 TV channel, and in the spring of 2013 - in the role of star coach in the vocal show "The Voice - Season 3" on 1+1 TV channel.

On November 24, 2013, Tina Karol's all-Ukrainian tour kicked off with the solo program "Sila lyubvi I golosa" (Ukr.), which ended in late February 2014 .[10]
On February 6, 2014, the fifth album "I Remember" was released, which included 7 compositions.[11] On February 14 the premiere of the film "The Power of Love and the voice" was held, based on the show of the same name [12]

March 26, 2014 won the award "Yuna" in the nomination "The best singer of the year." June 1, 2014 opened a charity fund to help cancer patients " Polyus prityazheniya" .[13] In 2014, the release of the single " My ne ostanemsya druzyami (# MNOD)" was released, in the same year a music video for this song was released. In 2015, a video for the song " Ya vsyo eshhyo lyublyu" appeared on the screens, in the same year she went on a tour with her team in the cities of Ukraine with the performance " Ya vsyo eshhyo lyublyu".

June 1, 2014 in Children's Day Tina Karol opened charity fund "Polyus Prityazhenia" Tina Karol Fund "Polyus Prityazhenia" is her charitable initiative, which aims to help children's oncology department of regional hospitals of all Ukraine cities. Charity fund "Polyus Prityazhenia" is not a fund raising organization and operates by the exclusive use of singer fundings.

In the winter of 2015, she became a star coach in the vocal show "The Voice Kids - Season 2"(a participant from the team of Tina Karol won), during the project she released the song" Ukrai'na – ce ty". She wrote the song herself, saying that it was inspired by the children from her team. Soon a video was released with the participants of the project "The Voice Kids - Season 2". In the spring 2015, she became a star coach in the vocal show "The Voice - Season 5" on 1+1 TV channel. March 25, 2015 won the national award "Yuna-2015" in the nomination "Best performer". April 28, 2015, on the anniversary of the death of her husband Eugene Ogir, released a single "Thank you" [14]

November 26, 2015, won the M1 Music Awards in the category "Best singer". In winter 2015, she became a star coach in the vocal show on the 1+1 TV channelThe Voice – Season 6”. In autumn 2016 she became a star coach in the vocal show "The Voice Kids (Ukrainian season 3)."

December 7, 2016 the world premiere of the song in Ukrainian "Perechekatu."

January 22, 2017, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awarded Tina Karol the title of "People's Artist of Ukraine" [15]

In winter 2017 she became the star coach in the vocal show "The Voice - Season 7" on 1+1 TV channel.

Personal life

On 15 June 2008 Tina married her producer Eugeny Ogir (1980—2013).[16][17] On 18 November 2008[18] Karol gave birth to their first child, a son named Veniamin Ogir.[19][nb 1]

Tina's husband Eugeny Ogir died on 28 April 2013 from stomach cancer at the age of 32.[21]

When asked by Jewish Telegraphic Agency in 2006 whether she identifies as a Jew she replied “I don’t like talking about self-identifications, I feel myself simply a human being, who came to this world to make a change. There was a period in my life when I was deciding on my religious beliefs, but now I think I’ve found my stand on this,” I believe in God, but I don’t identify with any particular religion".[2]


Karol performing in August 2016

Show Me Your Love - 2006

(2006 Lavina Music)

  • 1. "Money Doesn't Matter"
  • 2. "Russian Boy"
  • 3. "Life Is Not Enough"
  • 4. "Honey"
  • 5. "Love of My Live"
  • 6. "Show Me Your Love"
  • 7. "Silent Night" (Ukrainian version)
  • 8. "Honey" (Fiesta edit)
  • 9. "Money Doesn't Matter" (Remake)
  • 10. "Show Me Your Love" (REMIX radio edit)
  • 11. "Show Me Your Love" (REMIX club edit)
  • 12. "Vyshe Oblakov" (Выше облаков)
  • 13. "Vyshe Oblakov" (video)

Nochenka (Sweet Night) - 2006

(2006 Lavina Music CD)

  • 1. "Nochenka" (Ноченька)
  • 2. "Vyshe Oblakov" (Выше облаков)
  • 3. "Namaluyu Tobi" (Намалюю тоби)
  • 4. "Pupsik" (Пупсик)
  • 5. "Ty Otpusti" (Ты отпусти)
  • 6. "Vyshe Oblakov" (Remix)
  • 7. "Nochenka" (Karaoke)
  • 8. "Vyshe" Oblakov (Karaoke)
  • 9. "Pupsik" (Karaoke)
  • 10. "Nochenka" (video)
  • 11. "Vyshe Oblakov" (video)
  • 12. "Pupsik" (video)

Polyus Prityazheniya (Attraction Pole) - 2007

(2007 Astra Recordings)

  • 1. "Polyus Prityazheniya" (Полюс притяжения)
  • 2. "Beloe Nebo" (Белое небо)
  • 3. "Lyublyu Ego" (Люблю его)
  • 4. "Ny K Chemu" (Ни к чему)
  • 5. "Klyuchik" (Ключик)
  • 6. "U Neba Poprosim" (У неба попросим)
  • 7. "Vremya Kak Voda" (Время как вода)
  • 8. "Loosing My Way" (Spelling error on artwork, should be 'Losing My Way')
  • 9. "Come On"
  • 10. "Vremya Kak Voda" (remix)
  • 11. "Lyublyu Eho" (video)
  • 12. "Polyus Prityazheniya" (video)

9 zhyzney (9 Lives) - 2010

(2010-2011 Astra Records/Lavina Music)

  • 1. "Zachem ja znaju" (Зачем я знаю)
  • 2. "Nykohda" (Никогда)
  • 3. "9 zhyzney" (Mykrovolnovka) (9 жизней (Микроволновка))
  • 4. "Ja ne beru trubku" (Я не беру трубку)
  • 5. "Ne boysja, mal‘chyk" (Не бойся, мальчик)
  • 6. "Perezhyvem yzmeny" (Переживем измены)
  • 7. "RadyoBaby" (Радио Baby)
  • 8. "Ljubol" (Люболь)
  • 9. "Shynshylla" (Шиншилла)
  • 10. "Ja skazhu Da" (Я скажу Да)
  • 11. "Shukay mene" (Шукай мене)
  • 12. "Ne docsh" (Не дощ)
  • 13. "Nizhno" ( Ніжно)

Pomnyu (Remember) - 2014

  • 1. "Zakrili tvoi ochi" (Закрили твої очі) - "Closed your eyes"
  • 2. "Pomnyu" (Помню) - "I Remember"
  • 3. "Beskonechnost" (Бесконечность) - "Infinity"
  • 4. "Udaljajus" (Удаляюсь) - "I`m deleting"
  • 5. "Stanu ja" (Стану я) - " I`ll become"
  • 6. "Ljubila" (Любила) - "Loved"
  • 7. "Zhizn Prodolzhaetsja" (Жизнь продолжается) - "Life Goes On"


  • "Vyshe Oblakov" (2005)
  • "Show Me Your Love" (2006) #1
  • "Nochenka" (2006)
  • "Pupsik" (2006)
  • "Lyublyu Ego" (2007)
  • "Polyus Prityazheniya" (2007) #2
  • "Klyuchik" (Ключик) (2008) #6[22]
  • "U Neba Poprosim" (У неба попросим) (2008) #2
  • Ne Bojsia (Не бойся) ( 2009) #3
  • Radio Baby (2009)#7
  • Shinshilla (ШИНШИЛЛА) (2010) #3
  • Не Дощ (2010) #6
  • Ja skazhu "Da (Я скажу Да) (2011) #5
  • Nijno (Ніжно) (2012)
  • YA Ne Beru Trubku (Я не беру трубку) (2012)
  • V'yuga-zima (Вьюга-зима) (2013)
  • Pomnyu (ПОМНЮ) (2013)
  • Zhizn Prodolzhaetsja (Жизнь продолжается) (2013)
  • My Ne Ostanemsya Druzyami (#МНОД - Мы не останемся друзьями) (2014)
  • Ya Vsyo Eshe Lyublyu (Я ВСЁ ЕЩЁ ЛЮБЛЮ) (2015)
  • Tvoyi Grihy (Твої Гріхи) (2016)
  • Perechekaty (Перечекати) (2016)

Other songs

  • "Ya Budu Tebya Tselovat" (with B.Stone)
  • "Posvyashchenie v Albom"
  • "Misyats'"
  • "Letniy Roman" (with B.Stone)
  • "Dusha" (with О.Gavriluk)
  • "Heal the World" (Ukrainian Stars, in memory of Michael Jackson)
  • "Kartina Lubvi" ("New Wave" festival 2005, Latvia)

See also


  1. ^ After Veniamin Ogir was born his mother received flowers and messages from Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko[20] the wife of President Viktor Yushchenko, Kateryna Yushchenko, and the mayor of Kiev Leonid Chernovetskyi.[19]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g (in Ukrainian) Тіна Кароль. Біографія, Novynar
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Across the Former Soviet Union Ukrainian Singer with Jewish Roots and New Name Takes Country by Stor, Jewish Telegraphic Agency (23 March 2006)
  3. ^ Tina Karol // www.UMKA.com.ua
  4. ^ Tina Karol performing I feel good (New Wave 2005) // YouTube
  5. ^ Welcome to Ukraine
  6. ^ Ukraine Joins Global Campaign to Galvanize Action for Children, UN in Ukraine (1 June 2006)
  7. ^ (in Ukrainian) Ющенко зробив Тіну Кароль та Козловського заслуженими артистами, proUA. com (23 January 2009)
  8. ^ (in Russian) Рейтинг Фокуса: 100 самых влиятельных женщин и 100 деталей о них, Focus
  9. ^ "Голос країни". Офіційний сайт каналу 1+1 - 1plus1.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  10. ^ "Тина Кароль вновь даст сольный концерт в Киеве по просьбам зрителей". ТСН.ua (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  11. ^ "Тина Кароль выпустила альбом-дневник". www.segodnya.ua (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  12. ^ "Тина Кароль в самом романтичном украинском шоу" (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  13. ^ "Тина Кароль открыла благотворительный фонд" (in Russian). 2014-06-03. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  14. ^ Касьяненко, София (2015-04-28). "Тина Кароль вылила страдания по мужу в "Спасибо"". podrobnosti. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  15. ^ "Порошенко присвоил Тине Кароль звание Народной артистки". ukranews_com (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  16. ^ (in Ukrainian)[1]
  17. ^ (in Ukrainian)[2]
  18. ^ (in Ukrainian)У Тіни Кароль народився син, Табло ID (18-11-2008)
  19. ^ a b (in Ukrainian)Тіна Кароль назвала сина, а їй дали триповерховий..., Табло ID (21-11-2008)
  20. ^ (in Ukrainian)Тимошенко відіслала Тіні Кароль букет за сина, Табло ID (19-11-2008)
  21. ^ (in Russian) 15 июня Тина Кароль и Евгений Огир отпраздновали бы 5-летие брака June 15 Tina Karol and Eugene Ohyr celibated 5th anniversary marriage, TSN.ua (30 April 2013)
    (in Ukrainian) У Києві поховали чоловіка Тіни Кароль In Kiev is buried the husband of Tina Karol Archived 2013-05-03 at the Wayback Machine., TVi (30 April 2013)
  22. ^ "Ukrainian Top 40". ukrtop. Archived from the original on 2014-05-03.

External links

  • Official website (in Russian)
Preceded by
with "Razom nas bahato"
Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Verka Serduchka
with "Dancing Lasha Tumbai"
Preceded by
Most beautiful woman by VIVA!
Succeeded by
Nastya Kamenskih
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