BiographyVerka Serduchka (Верка Сердючка, real name Andrey Danilko) is a drag queen and a pop singer from Ukraine. He is also popular in Russian Federation, Belarus and around.
Most of the texts are humorous, but pretty silly and songs are good for dancing, with Ukrainian folk elements. Also Danilko is a humour actor and for the first time "Serdyuchka" was the one among of other his roles.
Andrey Danilko - creator of the stage image of Verka Serduchka. Was born on 2nd of October 1973 in Poltava.
During school was studying in theater studion "Grotesk". After graduation from school tries to enter music collage and institute, but is rejected everywhere. Goes to professional technical college, where studies profession "cashier-seller of foodstuffs". From 1991 to 1992 works as cashier in the shop, and gives some performances. At spring 1992 demonstrates for the first time two short numbers: "Dining Room" and "Train Conductor", official date of birth of Verka Serduchka is 8th of March 1993, when "Train conductor" portraiting ordinary Ukrainian woman working as conductor, was shown at "Humourina" festival in Poltava. Tries to enter musical college again, being rejected for two more times, thus deciding to start "performing career", performs with his mini-theater, staging Verka Serduchka numbers and performing parodies on well-known Russian stars: Allegrova, Pugachova, Kazachenko.
In 1995 finally enters estrada-circus college, but after studying just for 2 years instead of 5 leaves it and is accepted in Institute of Culture.
In 1997 records first songs "Prosto Vera", "Abrikosy". Later appear "Ya rozhdena dlya lyubvi", "Ya vyshla na perron", "Vaza i pion", "Controler", "Po chut-chut", and records some music videos. He gets invitation to show of Ukrainian channel "1+1" "SV-show" where he again portraits train conductor Verka Serduchka. Since autumn 1998 the show is being broadcasted simultaneously at Russian channel "TV-6". This show is the one that brought huge popularity to the comical artist.
Issued music albums as Verka Serduchka "Ha-ra-sho!", "Zheniha hotyela", "The Best. Neizdannoe", "Tralli-valli" and also instumental album "Posle tebya" as Danilko. Took part in various musicals of Russian/Ukrainian co-production, mostly as Verka Serduchka, but in "Figaro" as Andrey Danilko. Has created solo musical "History of Verka Serduchka".
Verka Serduchka (Andrey Danilko) participated with her (his) song 'Dancing lasha tumbai' in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki, where he ranked second.
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