Diana Gurtskaya in 2008
|Birth name||Diana Gurtskaya|
July 2, 1978|
Sukhumi, Abkhazia, Georgia
|Genres||Pop, synthpop, pop rock|
Diana Gudaevna Gurtskaya (Georgian: დიანა ღურწკაია, Russian: Диана Гудаевна Гурцкая), born July 2, 1978 in Sukhumi, Georgia) is a blind Georgian singer who resides in Moscow, Russia. Following a failed attempt in Belarus the previous year Diana, on March 1, 2008, won the Georgian national final with 39.4% of the vote, therefore she represented Georgia at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia. She won a place in the final at the second semi-final on May 22 and finished 11th.
Gurtskaya has a number of awards to her credit. Most notably, a 2007 Russian Honorable Artist award given to her by president Vladimir Putin, a Medal of Honor given to her by Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, and the Award of Saint Barbara in Ukraine amongst others.
She has recorded duets with various well-known foreign singers including Ray Charles, Toto Cutugno, and Demis Roussos.
In 2009, Gurtskaya received significant media attention after failing to obtain a visa from the British embassy due to her blindness. However, after a much publicised campaign, a visa was granted and the rules were changed.
Gurtskaya is married to Pyotr Kucherenko, who is a sighted lawyer in Moscow, and they have one son, Konstantin (b. June 2007).
- Ty zdess (2000)
- Ty Znayesh mama (2002)
- Utro (2003)
- Nezhnaya (2004)
- 9 Mesjacev (2007)
- Ja Ljublju vas vseh (2009)
- MP3 Collection (2006)
- Novoye i luchshyeye (2009)
|2007||9 months||singing voice||She performed theme song|