Christiana Loizu

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Christiana “Loizu” Hadjiiordanous (Greek: Χριστιάνα Λοΐζου Χατζηιορδάνους/ Bulgarian: Християна Лоизу Хаджийорданус) is a Cypriot-born singer and the winner of the 4th season of The X Factor Bulgaria From her 2015 participation at the talent show, she became known as Christiana Loizu.[1]

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Christiana Loizu
Birth nameChristiana Loizu Hadjiordanous
Born (1990-01-19) 19 January 1990 (age 31)
Larnaca, Cyprus
Genrespop, opera, soft rock
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2005–present
LabelsVirginia Records

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Christiana Loizu was born and raised in Larnaca, Cyprus.  She began singing at the age of 12 at Silva Makamian's local private singing School. During her childhood, she competed at local and national competitions in Cyprus and Bulgaria where she won several awards.

In 2005, Loizu participated at a music contest for the first time in Veliko Tarnovo and received the first prize. In 2007 she moved to Bulgaria where she obtained her Bachelors’ degree in Opera Singing and her Masters’ degree in Vocal Coaching from the “National Academy of Music "prof. Pancho Vladigerov" in Sofia. [2]

In 2010, she won the Get on Stage talent show in Cyprus where she earned a scholarship for a foundation course at the SLP College of Performing Arts in Leeds, UK.

In 2014, Loizu teamed up with Maria Moskofian and auditioned to represent Cyprus at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Sailing Ships, Pirates and Dragons" but it was not selected. [3]

2015–2016: X Factor BulgariaEdit

Loizu’s participation at Bulgaria’s X Factor in 2015 led her to the finals of the competition.[2] Her most memorable performances at the talent show was Lara Fabian's "Je t' aime" (winning song of the competition) and "Con te partirò" which she sung with BTR’s lead singer Atanas Penev at the final. [4]

As the winner of the talent show, she signed a recording contract with one of the major labels in Bulgaria, Virginia Records.  In the same year she released her debut single “Phoenix” in English. Her second single “Edno v Edno” (transl. as “One in One”) is written in collaboration with the Swedish hit makers Olof Lindskog, Hayley Aitken and Jai Waetford.

2015–2016: X Factor Bulgaria performances and songsEdit

Episode Theme Song Result
First audition Free selection "Je t'aime" Through to 6 chair challenge
6 chair challenge Group performance "The Power of Love" Through to Judge's houses
Judges' houses Free selection "Without You" Through to live shows
Live show 1 Number one's "Without You" Safe
Live show 2 Halloween "The Phantom of the Opera" Safe
Live show 3 First love "I Surrender" Safe
Live show 4 Bulgarian hits "Повей ветре" Safe
Live show 5 Movie Soundtracks "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" Safe
Live show 6 Divas and Heroes "Emotions" Safe
Live show 7 Disco hits "One Way Ticket" Safe
Live show 8 International hits "Dinata Dinata" Safe
Christmas show Christmas edition "Adagio" No eliminations
Live show 9 Love is everything "I Will Always Love You" Safe
"I'll Be There" (with Steven Achikor)
Live show 10 Tears and laughter "Sway" Safe
"Memory"
Semi-final An "old" and a "new" song "Bleeding Love" Safe
"Хубава си моя горо"
Final One solo and one duet song "Je t'aime" Winner
"Con te partirò" (with Atanas Penev)
Songs from series "Осъдени души"

2016–present: AfterThe X FactorEdit

After winning The X-Factor and in 2018 she began live performances all over Bulgaria. In 2016 Christiana has starred in the leading role of Maria-Magdalena and toured around Bulgaria with the concert version of the renowned rock-opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber – “Jesus Christ Superstar” (courtesy of the Plovdiv National Opera) from April 2016 to September 2017. In November 2017 she auditioned to represent Cyprus at the annual Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Fuego”. The committee chose Eleni Foureira to represent the country at the ESC.

In 2018 she was selected by the jury of the Musical Theatre „Stefan Makedonski” in Sofia, Bulgaria to play the leading role of Christine Dae from the “Phantom of the Opera” as well as Hava from “Fiddler on the roof” in 2019.

In 2020 she participated at the TV Show "The Masked Singer", where she got the third place, dressed as The Predator. She is currently preparing for the role of Daisy Buchanan at The Great Gatsby musical at the National Musical Theatre Stefan Makedonski” in Sofia.


Discography & singlesEdit

Loizu’s career as a recording artist began after her victory at The X-Factor in 2016. Since then she has numerous hits. In 2021 she released her first English-speaking single named “Queen of the Night”.

Title Year Album
"Phoenix" 2016 Non-album single
"Edno v edno" 2017 Non-album single
“Tsaritsa na noshta” 2021 Non-album single
Queen of the night 2021 Non-album single

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cypriot wins Bulgaria's X Factor contest". Archived from the original on 27 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b Християна Лоизу от Кипър е в "Х Фактор", след като се отказа да пее в британския Archived 22 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Who will participate in fourth episode of Eurovision Song Project?
  4. ^ НОВИЯТ X Factor на България е Християна Лоизу Archived 26 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine

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