Country
🇷🇴 Romania
Song
The Balkan Girls
Written by
Laurenţiu Duţă, Alexandru Pelin
Composed by
Laurenţiu Duţă, Ovidiu Bistriceanu, Daris Mangal
On the internet
Broadcaster
Televiziunea Română

Elena is half Romanian and half Macedonian. She comes from a family of priests and she believes strongly that the most important thing in the world is her family. Elena has a sister, Ana, journalist, and a brother, Costin, the footballer of “Sportul Studenţesc”. Her mother, Marioara Man George is a folk artist.

When she was 3 years old she debuted on the folk music scene with her mother, Marioara George Man with the song Sus în Deal în Poieniţă.

In the fifth grade she joined the Children´s National Palace. That was where she took singing lessons. In 2000 Elena won the gold trophy Little Bear (Baia Mare) with One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston. In 2001 she participated in the Mamaia Festival.

In 2003 Elena became the singer of Mandinga, a very successful band - a project of Latino music. In June 2003, Mandinga released the first album – De Corazon


In March 2005, Mandinga was placed 4th in the National Eurovision Selection with the song My Sun which got a golden disc one year later.


In January 2006, Elena opened her own dance school called Passitos. One month later, Elena ended the collaboration with Mandinga and started her solo career, with the help of the musical producer Laurenţiu Duţă.  In June 2006 Elena released her first solo album, entitled Your Voice.

In March 2007 Elena won the prize Radio România Actualitaţi for best performing act in 2006 and was nominated  for the Best Song of 2006 section with the song Your Voice.

In August 2007 at the Romanian Top Hit Music Awards, Elena won the award for Best Song of 2007, with the song Your Brown Eyes.

Lyrics of The Balkan Girls

It’s time for me to unwind I’m gonna start my weekend with gin tonic and lime. My girls take me for a ride , ready to party and looking so fine. I wonder if beyond this , there could be something better. Cause I feel so good tonight, don’t wanna end this night. Chorus The Balkan girls they like to party like nobody , like nobody, For crowd delight , we’ll shine all night. The Balkan girls they like to party like nobody , like nobody, For crowd delight , we’ll shine all night. My hips are ready to glow, This record is so hot and I have so much to show. I’ll find a boy for a kiss. Who knows maybe he’ll be my prince. I wonder if beyond this , there could be something better. Cause I feel so good tonight, don’t wanna end this night. Chorus The Balkan girls they like to party like nobody , like nobody, For crowd delight , we’ll shine all night. The Balkan girls they like to party like nobody , like nobody, For crowd delight , we’ll shine all night. (You got to live your life) If you didn’t find out what love is about. And if you’re lonely baby. Just open your mind , you’re one of a kind, You got to live your life. Chorus The Balkan girls they like to party like nobody , like nobody, For crowd delight , we’ll shine all night. The Balkan girls they like to party like nobody , like nobody, We’ll shine all night.