Elka is a popular Russian and Ukrainian singer. A stage name to match the artist - always bright, extravagant, incendiary, just like a New Year tree. The real name of the artist is Elizaveta Valdemarovna Ivantsiv.
The childhood of the singer
The Christmas tree was born in the Ukrainian city of Uzhgorod on July 2, 1982. It so happened that the girl's whole family is musical. Grandfather and grandmother sang in the "Transcarpathian folk choir", father collected jazz music, and mother plays three musical instruments. Such an atmosphere in the family could not but leave an imprint on the choice of the future profession of the little Christmas tree. She began her singing career in the school choir, then continued in a vocal circle in the palace of pioneers. Also from school years she participated in KVN, where she mainly sang. To surprise and amaze the audience was the favorite pastime of the future star. Everything was used - both the appearance and the manner of performing the songs. Relatives supported the Christmas tree. Looking at her success, they said that Lisa would definitely become a pop star.
After school, Elka entered the music school. True, after six months of study, she left him. As the singer admits, if she had not left herself, she would have been expelled. However, the lack of a complete musical education did not prevent the girl from making her way onto the big stage. In the 90s, she was the backing vocalist of the then famous group "B&B" in Uzhgorod.
In 2001, the musical group performed at the international Rap Music festival in Moscow, where producer Vlad Valov drew attention to the singer. He offered to help the band with the recording of the album. True, this did not happen. B&B broke up, and Yolka itself at that time decided not to pursue a singing career. She got a job as a waitress in her hometown. I would have continued to accept and deliver orders in the cafe, if not for the persistence of Vlad Valov. He called the girl, offered cooperation and invited her to Moscow.
In 2004, Yolka performed at a concert dedicated to the memory of Micah. She sang his song "Bitch-love". Soon the song "City of Deception" by the singer sounded on the radio stations. She became a real hit, occupied the top lines of many charts and brought Elka popularity and love of fans. The artist herself somehow admitted that "City of Deception" is her favorite song, since it was written about herself.
With each new song, the popularity of the Christmas tree became more and more. The compositions "Good Mood", "This Great World", "Student Girl", "Handsome Boy", "Provence" are still heard by fans of the artist's work and not only. Elka's musical works are nominated and awarded at prestigious competitions and awards, such as MTVRMA, Golden Gramophone, Muz-TV, RU.TV, Glamor Awards, etc.
Among other things, the artist voiced the main character of the cartoon "The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood." And since 2010 she has been producing the X-Factor talent show in Ukraine.