Nicole Scherzinger (/niˈkoʊl ˈʃɜːrzɪŋər/; born Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente; June 29, 1978) is an American singer, dancer, actress and television personality. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, she performed in various singing competitions and musicals before joining American rock band Days of the New as a backing vocalist and later becoming one of the members of the ill-fated girl group Eden’s Crush in 2001. She rose to fame as the lead singer of the burlesque troupe turned-recording act, the Pussycat Dolls becoming one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.
Viktor Angelov is the first Bulgarian Chef of a five star hotel in the world, and three-time holder of the title “Restaurant of the Year.” In guild is known as “pedant in the kitchen.” He heads the jury of MasterChef in Bulgaria. It is 44 years from Sofia. In 1991, he graduated from the School of Tourism and restaurants as a professional chef. From then headed a number of popular restaurants in Bulgaria, Germany and Albania.
Il Volo is an Italian operatic pop trio, consisting of singers: the baritone Gianluca Ginoble, and two tenors, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto. They describe their music as “popera“. Having won the Sanremo Music Festival 2015, they represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria. They reached third place, but managed to secure a solid first-place victory in the televoting.
Zucchero Fornaciari: Adelmo Fornaciari Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI, more commonly known by his stage name Zucchero Fornaciari or simply Zucchero, is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician, with an Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
Serena Grandi is an Italian actress, famous as an icon and sex symbol in Italian cinema of the 1980s and 1990s. Known for her junoesque body and voluptuous measurements, she was considered one of the main pin-up girls of Italy.
Michael Bublé: Michael Steven Bublé is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He was recognized as an Italian citizen since birth by jure sanguinis in 2005. He has won several awards, including four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards.
Divna Ljubojević, sometimes called by just her first name, i.e. Divna, is a Serbian singer and conductor of Orthodox Christian sacred music of various languages
Gérard Depardieu: Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu is a French actor, filmmaker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed approximately 170 movies since 1967
Gaël Monfils: Gaël Sébastien Monfils is a French professional tennis player. He reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals world No. 6 singles ranking on November 7, 2016
Andrè Tokev: Founder of the Bulgarian Association of Chefs in Bulgaria officially jury of the most prestigious contest for professional chefs in Europe “Bocuse d” Or “and winner of one for Eastern Europe diploma” Global Masterchef Degree “. Andre is 46 years old, born in Leipzig in a family of Bulgarian and German. His career goes through major hotel chains in the world, two of which are carriers of the stars Michelin.
Al Bano: Albano Carrisi (born 20 May 1943), better known as Al Bano, is an Italian singer, actor, and winemaker. He was born in the town of Cellino San Marco (province of Brindisi, Puglia in Southern Italy), where he still lives.
His mother Iolanda Ottino named him Albano because, when he was born, his father Carmelo Carrisi was fighting in Albania for theRoyal Italian Army during World War II. He has one brother, Franco Carrisi (Kocis).
He made his debut in 1966 both as a singer, at the Festival delle Rose, and on television. He won the Disco per l’Estate, an Italian song contest, with “Pensando a te” in 1968. He recorded some major hits such as “La siepe” and “Nel sole” at that time. “Nel sole” sold 600,000 copies in Italy within three months of release, and eventually over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc in July 1968.
Umberto Tozzi: Umberto Antonio Tozzi (born 4 March 1952) is an Italian pop/rock singer and composer, born in Turin. His most internationally famous songs are “Gloria” and “Ti Amo”.
In 1968, at the age of 16, Umberto Tozzi joined ‘Off Sound’, one of the many groups that performed in small venues around Turin. InMilan, he met Adriano Pappalardo, with whom he formed a 13-piece band and began a large-scale Italian tour.
In 1974 Tozzi had his first success as a songwriter, with the song “Un corpo, un’anima” (“One Body, One Soul”), co-written with Damiano Dattoli and performed by Wess and Dori Ghezzi. It appeared on Canzonissima, a
Dido, Deep Zone Project. Deep Zone Project is a Bulgarian house/electro band formed in 2000 by DJ Dian Solo, JuraTone and Rossko. Eventually Rosko was replaced by Startrax. Deep Zone are most famous for their collaboration with DJ Balthazar, when they represented Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song “DJ, Take Me Away”. The band has released five albums and has had a number of successful singles on the Bulgarian charts and has won many Bulgarian and international awards. The vocalist of the band until early 2011 was Joanna Dragneva, and after she left for a solo career, was replaced by Nadia Petrova.
Poli Plamenova Genova (born February 10, 1987 in Sofia, Bulgaria) is a singer that represented her nation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany. Genova performed her entry “Na inat” (Out of Spite) in the second semifinal.
She’s been singing since she was four. While studying English, she met her singing teacher, who taught her to sing. Her teacher insisted Poli had skills to become a singer. Poli was the first member to be admitted to the Children Vocal Group “Bon-Bon” founded in 1995. Shortly after, she became the first host of TV show “Bon-Bon”, which became a media phenomenon. Her emblematic voice and charming smile are trademarks of “Bon-Bon”. After years Poli is still in close relationship with “Bon-Bon”. Her first vocal coach and producer Rozi Karaslavova has been taking care of her for 14 years and making the final touches of every tiny detail that is important for her success.
Kristian Talev – Krisko is born on May 11th 1988 in Sofia. He grew up in a family of musicians ad his professional career started in his childhood trough different music shows. In 2005 he started composing for himself Pop R&B and Hip hop songs and a little later he started studying for sound director. With time he started making song for different popular Bulgarian performers. In 2008 he worked as sound director in Radio 1. Krisko worked with Lora Karadjova, Bobo, Santra, Maria Ilieva, Deep Zone, Angel and Moisey, Elitsa Todorova, Miro, Nevena Tsoneva, Lyubo, Divna, the rock band “Konkurent” and many more. His career took two directions – as a performer and as a musical producer. As a musician he accents on the hip hop style mixed with certain amount of pop motif. When creating song for other performers the style is completely original, combining pop, rap, dance and ethno in one.
Andrey Slabakov is born on August 13th 1960 in Sofia. In 1984 he graduated Yanko Yankov’s filmmaking class at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts.
He worked as assistant-director and second director in Boyana Film Studio.
From 1991 to 1995 he worked in Italy for TV companies RAI1 and RAI2. He created the movies “Wagner”, “Train for the sea”, ”Perlovets – river of life” and other s. He also directed many documentaries such as “The Jews in Bulgaria”(1995), “Ale Mehmed – the lonely poet and the point of life” (2000)
He is into showbusiness. He took part in the third season of VIP Brother Bulgaria.
He is captain of a team in the “I love Bulgaria” TV show on Nova TV. The other team’s captain is Yulian Konstantinov.
Antonello Fassari: Born in Rome, until the age of 18 years Fassari practiced gymnastics at a competitive level. In the mid-1970s he attended theSilvio D’Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art and then, from 1977, the Teatro Laboratorio directed by Luca Ronconi, with whom he later worked in numerous stage plays. Occasionally a singer-songwriter, in 1984 he composed one of the first Italian rap songs, “Roma di notte”.
After several roles on stage, television and in films, his breakout came in 1991 with the Rai Tre variety show Avanzi. In 2000 he made his directorial debut with the comedy film Il segreto del Giaguaro, which was a resounding flop at the box office.
Ezio Greggio: Born 7 April 1954 is an Italian comedian, actor, writer and film director. In Italy he is mostly known for his long lasting appearances in TV shows like Drive In and Striscia la Notizia, while abroad he his noted for his movies and his collaboration with Mel Brooks.
In 1978 he was hired as a comedian in RAI, appearing in La sberla e Tutto compreso with Giancarlo Nicotra and Giancarlo Magalli. His appearances in the national TV didn’t gain him success, but Greggio had the chance to meet Gianfranco D’Angelo, another young comedian.
D’Angelo convinced Greggio to move to the newborn Fininvest (later Mediaset), a local TV channel founded in Milan by Silvio Berlusconi. They were both included in the cast of the main show of the network, Drive In, a 2 hour weekly show featuring a bunch of young emerging comedians. Greggio quickly became spotlight chaser of the whole show.
Born in Turin, Calabrese , Franco Neri began attending the school of acting and theater at the turn of the seventies and eighties at the Experimental Theatre of Grugliasco directed by Marco Obby. In 1982 his first show of cabaret Profession Southern has success in the clubs, in outdoor shows and in major conventions. In 1983 he took part in thefilm In sports bar with Lino Banfi and Jerry Cala . The following year creates various characters – the Calabrian cool, the Roman bully, the Piedmontese fan of Cosenza, the addictfrom flour – they get widespread support among the public and professionals.
The Italian Kamilo Plachi was officially selected for a coach of the Bulgarian National Volleyball Team. This was the majority of votes of the Governing Council of the Federation.
Since now the Italian used to be assistant with the ex-coaches – Silvano Prandi, Radostin Stoychev and Nayden Naydenov. The contract about the new obligation of Plachi is going to be for 4 years and in does not allow Plachi anly club teams.
Bianchi and Fleas (also known as Michi and Lesc ) is a comedy duo formed by Michelangelo Pulci ( Citta di Castello , February 15 1968 ) and Alessandro Bianchi ( Parma , Jan. 10, 1969 ). The two artists met at the Drama School of the Teatro Stabile di Genova , where both graduate in 1995 .
Orlin Pavlov. At the age of 14 Orlin got admission to the experimental theater class of Nikolay Georgiev and the ensemble „4хС” . Later he was accepted at the “Paisiy Hilendarski”
Plovdiv University’s class of Scenic and synthetic arts. While studying he worked at the “State satiric-variete theater” Gabrovo for two years. In 1998 he was cast for a show program at “Opera” club in Sofia, where he worked together with Galya and Miro of Karizma, Toni, the pianist Zhivko Petrov, as well as many other popular names in Bulgarian music.
Nikolay “Niki” Kanchev (Bulgarian: Николай Кънчев, or Ники Кънчев) (born December 26, 1960) is a Bulgarian television host, famous for hosting the Bulgarian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (re-titled to Стани богат (Become Rich), since the award from the start was 100,000 leva, instead of a million). After he became popular with the show, he was selected as a co-host ofBig Brother Bulgaria on the same television channel, Nova Television. Later on, he also hosted the game show 1 vs. 100 (known in Bulgaria as One versus All (Един срещу всички)), which made him one of the most frequently appearing hosts on the channel. In late 2008, it was not known whether he would return to host a show on Nova TV, after the producer Nikola Tuparev, a friend of Kanchev, had left SIA Advertising, the company that produced Niki Kanchev’s pre-2008 shows together with Nova TV. However, in January 2009 Стани богат returned to Nova TV, but as expected it was produced by Nikola Tuparev’s new production company Oldschool Productions.
Salvatore “Toto” Cutugno (born 7 July 1943) is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician. Cutugno may be best known for his worldwide hit song, “L’Italiano”, which was on his hit CD, I Grandi Successi.
Toto Cutugno was born in Fosdinovo, Tuscany, to a Sicilian father and a Tuscan mother. Shortly after his birth the family moved to La Spezia (Liguria).
He began his musical career as a drummer, but later formed a band that performed his own songs. He also had cowritten for popular French-American singer Joe Dassin, contributing some of his most famous songs, including “L’été indien” (“Africa”), “Et si tu n’existais pas” and “Le Jardin du Luxembourg” (written with Vito Pallavicini). He also co-wrote Dalida’s “Laissez moi danser” (“Voglio l’anima”), which became a Platinum record shortly after its release.
Tosca D’Aquino (born 10 June 1966) is an Italian actress, comedian and television presenter.
Born in Naples, Tosca D’Aquino started her career at 15 years old, appearing in several local television shows. At nineteen years old she moved in Rome to pursue an acting career, and there she enrolled at the Accademia Nazionale di Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico. In 1986 she was cast in the popular Saturday night show Fantastico, then in 1988 she made her film debut in Rimini Rimini – Un anno dopo. While being quite active in films, usually in comedic roles, her popularity is mainly linked to television, notably to the RAI Saturday night show Torno Sabato, she co-hosted alongside Giorgio Panariello in the early 2000s.
Deyan Geodarov Slavtchev, better known as Deo is Bulgarian TV presenter. He was in the music show Jukebox on Channel 1 of Bulgarian National Television, as well as “Jukebox:love apartments”, “Commercial break” and “The big 10” at the same television.
Deo is born on October 7th 1975. He graduated Russian philology at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. As a student he started working as a bar tender and he remained in that profession for several years.
He won the cast for presenter of the “Jukebox” TV show that took place at the venue where he worked.
In 2004 he starred at the movie “The Rebel of L.” . The same year he met the singer Lora Karadjova ( daughter of Signal’s front man Dancho Karadjov). The couple remained together until 2012.
In the spring of 2013 he took part at the dance reality show Dancing Stars. There he reached the semi-finals. After his participation at the show he became close with his dancing partner Elena Dobrinkova
Chef Petrov: Boris Petrov is one of the best Bulgarian chefs, recognized in Europe. Many stars and politicians have been left enchanted by him. He is the fastest risen Bulgarian in the culinary hierarchy on the Iberian Peninsula. His first restaurant in Sofia was opened recently. Every weekday morning chef Petrov enters the homes of TV7’s audience, offering his unique recipes and delicious secrets in the „Scent of a Woman“ talk show.
Bruno Canzian (born 30 November 1951 in Quinto di Treviso, Italy) is a songwriter, lead vocalist of the Italian band Pooh.
He graduated the Spanish language class at the Grammar Language School in Vratza and completed his university education at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFIZ) in 1994 specializing in Doll Acting. He worked at the Dramatic Theatre in Vratzabetween 1995 and 2000 and has worked in the “Aleko Konstantinov” Satiric Theatre since 2000. He has over 30 roles with two nominations for ASKEER. Since 2004, he has worked in Slavi’s show – a Bulgarian evening talk show. He has also worked at the “Melpomena” theatre since 2004. He appeared in the 2003 film “I Am David” (US, Director Paul Feig).
Valerio Merola is an Italian TV presenter, born on 15th of June 1955 in Rome.
Grigor Dimitrov born 16 May 1991 is a Bulgarian professional tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking is world No. 8, which he achieved in August 2014, shortly after reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon.
Dimitrov is the most successful Bulgarian male tennis player, both in terms of ranking reached—as of 2015 he was the only Bulgarian tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 10 ATP Singles—and prize money won, being the only Bulgarian player to reach US$ 1m and later $5m.
Dimitrov is also the first (and only) Bulgarian male tennis player to win an ATP title in singles (after he won in October 2013 at Stockholm) and reach a final in doubles (in 2011) as well as the only Bulgarian male player to reach the third round or better at a Grand Slam tournament. He has won 4 ATP singles titles to date. Prior to his professional career, Dimitrov enjoyed a successful junior career, in which he held the world No. 1 ranking and won the Boys’ Singles titles at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships and the 2008 US Open.
Eros Luciano Walter Ramazzotti (born 28 October 1963), known simply as Eros Ramazzotti, is an Italian musician and singer-songwriter. Ramazzotti is popular in Italy and most European countries, and throughout the Spanish-speaking world, as he has released most of his albums in both Italian and Spanish.
Since 1984, he has released 11 studio albums, one EP, three compilation albums, three live albums, and 37 singles. Ramazzotti has sold over 60 million records in his 30-year career. His repertory includes duets with artists such as Cher, Tina Turner, Andrea Bocelli, Patsy Kensit, Anastacia, Joe Cocker, Ricardo Arjona, Luciano Pavarotti, Laura Pausini, Nicole Scherzinger and Ricky Martin.
Ramazzotti first gained international success in 1993, with the release of Tutte storie, which amassed six million album sales and occupied the top five in every country where he had previously released albums. This success led to a BMG International record contract in 1994. His audience appeal comes from several factors, including his unique voice, which can be described as somewhat nasal but nevertheless forceful and resonant, and his energetic delivery of catchy, melodic tunes which are often passionate mid-tempo autobiographical ballads, with instrumentation that is rich in soft-rock influence