Elitsa Todorova (Bulgarian: Елица Тодорова; born 2 September 1977 in Varna, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian folk singer and professional percussionist. Todorova formed the duo Elitsa & Stoyan and they represented Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki, and once again represented Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö. The drums, ""The Cosmic tree","The Olympic drums of Bulgaria", "Drum-Pyramid" are among the tools with which she has left an individual impact on ethno-music.
Elitsa was born in Varna. She has worked with a number of noted choirs, ensembles and musicians (Bulgarian and foreign) and has participated in concerts in a number of countries. She has also been awarded several prizes.
In 2003 Elitsa Todorova began working with Bulgaria's most popular and renowned drummer and percussionist Stoyan Yankoulov.
Eurovision 2007 & 2013
On 25 February 2007, Elitsa & Stoyans song "Water" won the Bulgarian National Television's public contest and was selected as the song to represent Bulgaria in Eurovision Song Contest 2007. The song advanced from the semi-final to become Bulgaria's first ever participation in a final. In the final Elitsa and Stoyan finished in 5th place.
Elitsa & Stoyan represented Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, this time with the song "Samo shampioni".
Elitsa started singing in early childhood and played the piano for 7 years. She studied at the "Philip Koutev" school of music in Kotel, specializing in folk singing and the "Dobri Hristov" school of music in Varna, specializing in percussion. She then graduated from the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of music in Sofia, majoring in percussion.
Together with 2000 Bulgarians in folk costumes, she presented the Bulgarian culture at the World Cultural Music Festival at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin in 2011. In her performance she also presented the unique drum patented under her name - "Cosmic Tree from Bulgaria".
Top 13 World Stage Concerts Elitsa Todorova:
1.America, New York, the United Nations Headquarters