Verka Serduchka – Biography
CHILDHOOD Andrey Danilko was born in Poltava. October 2, 1973. The father was the driver, mother – working. We lived quite poorly. His father died in 1980 from lung cancer. In order to somehow feed their two children his mother worked as a house painter in three shifts (older sister Galina, 1963).
Andrey Danilko studied at the Poltava school number 27. There he became acquainted with Anna Serdyuk, shy pretty girl, an excellent student from an educated family. They were in the school at the same desk. Anya belonged to Andrew bad, but nothing more. What could interest her son, ordinary workers living in the barracks? He was even a shirt on prom bought chipped classmates lived so poorly then Danilko family.
At school the next showman poorly studied, and Anna wanted to be a teacher of the Ukrainian language. Andrew always said to her that he would find a way to celebrate her name on that Anna only smiled in response. He was captain of the school KVN team, which is constantly held in the city competitions prizes. Since 1983, the school became a member of the theater-studio “Grotesque” under the direction of Anatoly Tregub. School has ended. Anya for excellent study received a medal. Her childhood dream has come true, she enrolled at the teacher’s college, got married, she had a daughter, works as a teacher. After high school, Andrew tried to enter the Pedagogical Institute in the School of Music. But it did not, and had to go to a vocational school to learn a cashier-seller.
GETTING success – BIRTH Verka Serduchka in 1990 created a colorful person – the conductor Verka Serduchka, with whom he does not leave, and to this day. April 1, 1991 in his native Poltava within Humorina made his debut in the image of Serduchka, who created a furor after which it waited Stavropol with his first tour. He was invited to various Humorina and concerts. Actor fully given to creativity and creates many new memorable characters. So there are images of a policeman, a soldier, a ballerina, a teacher. Creates Danilko theater, which has been successfully “plows” the vast expanses of Russia and Ukraine.
Andrew knew that he needed to study, there was a lack of education. And in 1995 he entered the department conversational genre in Kiev variety and circus school. I studied there for half a year. Teachers did not listen, talk back, perceived with hostility, he said and advised. The result of all this – expulsion of futility, though his Serduchka was already quite popular and is involved in various projects of advertising on TV. The truth is a little later he successfully graduated from the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts.
MUSICAL CAREER Andrey Danilko In the early 2000s Danilko began performing with the performance of pop music with elements of ska music style in the image of Verka. First, purely on the “New Year’s spark” First Channel. He then with enviable frequency produces a number of albums and removes memorable video clips, constantly broadcast in that time on MTV. In tekstovka songs calling kitsch style presents the image of Serduchka, and this won wide popular fame and achieved significant commercial success.
Many of his compositions have become real popular hits. This is clearly confirmed by the people’s prize “Golden Gramophone” for the song “I do not understand” (2003), “Chita-Drita” and a duet with Glyukoza “Groom wanted” (2004), “Tuk tuk tuk” (2005), ” Dolce Gabbana “(2011). We may recall the “Muz-TV” in 2004 for the album “Ha-ra-sho.” in the nomination “Person of the Year” in 2007, he was recognized «ZD Awards» (newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets”).
STORY “Eurovision” For him, the “Eurovision – 2007” a landmark event. Three years Verka tried in vain to break into the television singing contest, incurring the wrath of Ukrainians hysterical. In 2006, under their onslaught Andrew took even his candidacy. That just did not hear then your mark Andrei: cheap clown shame of Ukraine, etc. He wondered, looking at the “baiting”. For him, the image of Verka – is, above all, grotesque buffoonery.
Danilko still got to Eurovision in 2007, he still made his way to the Eurovision Song Contest with a song bizarre “Danzing”, which is a nice, simple “cocktail” of English, German, Ukrainian and Russian words. As aptly noted by one foreign journalist, the melody of the song without any problems, you can squeal on the table spoon. Going to Helsinki for the contest, he repeatedly stressed that was not going to win – too solid competition among the strongest vocalists. He wanted to show how Ukraine is able to have fun and fool around.
Before that Europe appreciated Ruslana ethnic, classical pop singer Tina Karol. But inside, he naturally wanted to prove that he is not just masking in busty aunt clown and actor, is something of themselves to represent. And he proved, finishing in second place, losing only to the representative of Serbia. About Serduchka suddenly began to write newspaper of Britain, France and Germany. To him came the BBC crew, to shoot stuff, and this is a European recognition. What’s he got? Glory? Yes! When the world-famous David Copperfield asked what he associated the state of Ukraine, he answered without hesitation: “Kuchma gorilka, Verka Serduchka.” PERSONAL LIFE DANILKO ANDREW Andrew is still not married. But his promise to the girl Anya kept: his Verka Serduchka (remember, what was the name of the girl Ani – Serdyuk) with a star on his head was remembered all over Europe!
Someone close is not close to him. And the older he becomes – the less someone he already need a life. According to him, a few years ago, he wanted to be close to a loved one that has a family and children. And now – perehotelos, he is comfortable being alone. It is no coincidence that the favorite color for him was black. He is indifferent to all parties, it needs not in the prestigious clothing, steep mobile phone. It has in this respect a firm position: it is better to spend their earnings to charity, good works, in this case made without advertising. He is very vulnerable and lonely man, always sorry that money can not buy the joy of life.
Andrew just tired of being in two ways. On the one hand, exhausted and constantly sad Danilko, on the other hand merry sprightly Verka Serduchka. Fine semantic music, full lyrics and silly jokes, songs. Theater two masks – crying and laughing. Eternal race with constant fatigue, the result of which – torn in two hearts.