Previously known as Linda, born Linda Valori in San Benedetto del Tronto on
3rd September 1978, Linda is an Italian
singer of Romanian origin.Launched by Simona Ventura and Tony Renis, in
2004 Linda was placed third at Sanremo Festival
with her song ‘Aria sole terra e mare'. In 2005
she participated in the ‘Music Farm' reality show and then released her first
album '‘La Forma delle nuvole'' which included her single ‘Domani stai
con me' . In the same year Linda won "Cerbul de Aur" international singing contest
in Brasov, Romania. In 2007 she participated
in Massimo Ranieri's theatre and tv show "Tutte donne tranne me" and recorded
with him his famous song "Se bruciasse la città.". In Summer
2008 she released her single '‘Pasolini
scrive'' written by Maurizio Fabrizio. In 2010
her second album '‘Tutti quelli'' was released. In
2013, after years of collaboration with
an important American production company from Chicago, her new album ‘' Days
like this'' will be released.
In 1995 she won 2nd prize from the judges
of the National Contest "Una nuova voce italiana" in Milan. Five years later, in
2000 Linda participated in the "Voci
Nuove" National Contest and was awarded the prize as best singer. In the same year
she was also picked as best singer at Popstars Show on air on Italia1, but she did
not take part in the five girls band Lollipop.
In 2002 she won the '‘Mia Martini Giovani
per l'Europa'' prize. In March 2004 Linda
was placed third in the general ranking of the 54th Sanremo Festival with her song
‘'Aria sole terra e mare'', as in that year there was no distinction between
debutantes and famous artists. In that same year she also won the third Mediterranean
Festival in Fethiye (Turkey).
After her Sanremo success Linda participated in many important events. On 1st
April 2004 she performed for Pope John
Paul II before 20.000 people who had gathered in Piazza San Pietro in Rome for
the World Youth Day. A few days later she performed at the ‘'50th Canzonissima''
concert for RAI in Piazza San Giovanni, Rome. The following Summer was particularly
rich in events, she gave many concerts all over Italy. She was a co-star at "Una
voce per la pace" in San Giovanni Rotondo and for ‘'Sanremo Estate''. She
was awarded the ‘'Young Artist for Peace'' prize at the the '‘Young Artists
for Peace Festival'' in Assisi. On 4th September she was invited again to
sing for John Paul II in Loreto, Marche, for the '‘Azione Cattolica'' meeting.
After numerous concerts around Italy, from 24th to 30th September
she toured the USA, where she gave very prestigious concerts. In December
of that year she toured the USA again with '‘Sanremo nel mondo''.
Her sunny attitude and strong voice stood out on 31st December
2004 at the '‘L'Anno che verrà'' show organized
by Raiuno in Rimini for New Years' Eve. In February 2005, after a number of RAI TV programs she was picked together with
ten other singers for ‘'Music Farm'', a reality show that RAI 2 dedicated to music.
She entered the loft in Via Mecenate in Milano on 11th March
2005 and left it 35 days later. On 28th
May of that very year, on the occasion of the Eucharistic Congress, Linda sang
for Pope Benedict XVI. On 10th June 2005,
in collaboration with international artists she released her first album "La
forma delle nuvole", produced by LeArt' and MRStudio. She toured
around throughout the following Summer and was an opera co-star at the ‘'Messa Umilis''
in Castel Gandolfo.
In September she featured in Cologne World Youth Day. The following
month she toured abroad and won first prize at the international "Cerbul de Aur"
contest in Brasov, a well known Romanian festival. She sang Walt Disney's "Chicken
Little" soundtrack, this cartoon was released on 2nd December. She stood
in for Patti LaBelle in the Italian version of the song ‘Stir it up'. In conjunction
with the release of the film, from the album "La forma delle nuvole" Linda
released her new single "L'anima che ho".
In 2006 Linda was placed second at the
Eurovision Song Contest in Romania. She toured throughout Italy featuring ‘'La forma
delle nuvole tour 2006" performing 40 times
in three months.
The following year Linda started a collaboration with singer /actor Massimo Ranieri
recording his song '‘Se bruciasse la città''. She then participated in ‘'Tutte donne
tranne me'' Tv show as a regular guest.
Massimo Ranieri and Linda continued working together for the theatre version
of the TV show which took them from Naples to other important cities such as Venice,
Rome and many others.
In Summer 2008 she released a new single
‘'Pasolini scrive'' written by Maurizio Fabrizio.On New Year's Eve
2009 she participated in the Rai show '‘L'anno
che verrà'' in Rimini hosted by Carlo Conti.
In autumn 2010 Linda presented her single
‘'Quelli che'', a track that anticipated the Nar International Record Label
release of her second album ‘'Tutti quelli'' in December of the same year.
In 2011 United Colors Of Benetton
invited Linda to interpret a song by
(Ain't got no I've got life) which became their autumn/winter clothing commercial
soundtrack in that same year. Later Linda dueted with Gatto Panceri at the
XXV National Eucharistic Congress in Ancona. From the end of December
2011 to the beginning of January
2012 she sang in thirteen episodes of the
Rai TV show ‘'Domenica In'' hosted by Lorena Bianchetti. In January
2013 her new album ‘'Days like this''
will be released. This album was produced by Leart World Music company
in collaboration with Larry Skoller who earned two Grammy Award nominations,
and internationally renowned musicians such as Keith Henderson (guitar), Tim
Gant (keyboard), Bill Dickens (bass) and Khari Parker (drums) who played for
Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Beyoncé and Raphael Saadiq.Engineer
Blaise Barton, winner of "Best traditional blues album" Engineers/mixers Grammy
Award 2010, did the recording, mixing and
mastering. Linda Valori is known and honored in Europe; she is now ready to win
the respect of an American audience.
Contacts and Information:
phone 0039 0735/736302
fax 0039 0735/731392
via bernini n°119 63013 GROTTAMMARE(AP)
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Publishing Date: 11/05/2010