Natália Kelly

Natália Kelly
Natália Kelly in Malmö (2013)
Background information
Born (1994-12-18) 18 December 1994
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Origin Bad Vöslau, Austria
Genres Pop, R&B
Instruments Vocals
Labels Universal Music Austria

Natália Kelly (born December 18, 1994) is an American-Austrian singer. She currently resides in Bad Vöslau, Lower Austria. Kelly represented Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, with the song "Shine".[1]

Biography

2000-04: Early life

Kelly was born in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, the daughter of an American businessman with Austrian and Irish roots and a Brazilian mother. She moved to Austria from the US at the age of six in 2000. Kelly started from an early age with music. In 2004, at the age of ten, she was a member of the children's opera in the production of In 80 Tagen um die Welt (Around the World in 80 Days) at the Baden state theatre. Also in 2004, Kelly came second on Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) television show, Kiddy Contest, with a duet with Manuel Gutleb.[2] In the following years, Kelly participated in several competitions including Prima La Musica in classical music.

2005-07: Gimme 5

Between 2005 and 2007, Kelly was a member of children's pop group Gimme 5 that was signed to Universal Music, and produced by Alexander Kahr.

2011: The Voice

In 2011, Kelly won a long-running Austrian talent show called The Voice (not to be confused with the international franchise The Voice), and received a recording contract from Alexander Kahr.[3]

2013: Eurovision Song Contest and Natália Kelly

On 15 February 2013, Kelly entered the Austrian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Österreich rockt den Song Contest, with her song "Shine". At the close of voting, Kelly had received 32 points from the jury vote, and 38 points from the televote, giving a total of 70 points and first place, and thus she was selected to represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden.[1] Kelly competed in the first semi-final of the competition on 14 May 2013, however, Austria missed out on qualification for the final, placing 14th in a field of 16 and scoring 27 points.[4][5] Her debut album entitled Natália Kelly was released worldwide on 12 April 2013.[6]

Discography

Albums

Title Album details
Natália Kelly

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUT
[7]
"Shine" 2013 26 Natália Kelly
"Face the Day"

References

  1. 1 2 Brey, Marco (15 February 2013). "Natália Kelly to represent Austria in Malmö!". European Broadcasting Union.
  2. "Natalia Kelly - IMDb". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  3. "THE VOICE - Reinhart Gabriel & Helga Matzka präsentieren ihre Unternehmungen". Archived from the original on August 21, 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  4. Leon, Jakov (14 May 2013). "We have our first ten finalists!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  5. "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Semi-Final (1)". Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  6. "Debut album of Natália Kelly available worldwide on iTunes". Twitter. ESCKAZ. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  7. "Discographie Natália Kelly". austriancharts.at/ Hung Medien.
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