Ewa Farna (born 12 August 1993) is a Polish-Czech pop rock singer. Farna released three studio albums with Czech lyrics, which sold platinum in the Czech Republic and were later re-recorded and released with Polish lyrics. Farna is the youngest commercially successful singer in the Czech Republic. In 2013, Farna was a judge on Czech&Slovak SuperStar and in 2014, she joined the judging panel on the fourth series of X Factor in Poland.
Farna was born on 12 August 1993 into a Polish family residing in the Vendryně city of Třinec, Czech Republic. She attended a Polish Elementary School in Vendryně and an art school for five years. She also attended a dance school and learned to play the piano. Farna first attracted attention after winning local talent competitions in both the Czech Republic and Poland in 2004 and 2005. After being discovered by producer Lešek Wronka, she released her debut album Měls mě vůbec rád in 2006. This was followed by her winning the Objev roku ("Revelation of the Year") award in the 2006 for the Český slavík ("Czech Nightingale") national music poll. Her second album Ticho, which peaked at number two in the Czech Republic, and the Polish version of her debut album, entitled Sam na Sam, were released in 2007. After a tour, the concert DVD Blíž ke hvězdám became the best selling music DVD of 2008 in the Czech Republic. In early 2009, the Polish version of her second album was released as Cicho. Also,in 2010 Ewa was included in one episode of "Hela w opalach".
Her next album, Virtuální, was released on 26 October 2009, and her 2009-2010 tour Buď Virtuální started on 3 November 2009 in Brno and closed in Prague on 6 December 2009. The international leg of the tour also covered Poland and Slovakia.In 2010,Farna's Polish album "EWAkuacja" was released. In 2010, the album received many awards including "Viva comet 2011" awards for singles and the album in general.The singles from "EWAkuacja" are "Ewakuacja","Bez Lez" and later in 2011 "Nie przegap".2011 was a year of Ewa's 18th birthday,which meant a birthday concert would be.One in the Czech republic,with a DVD "18 Live",and in Poland with a DVD "Live,niezapomniany koncert urodzinowy".In October 2013,Farna's major comeback with her album "(W)Inna?" caused confusion.Many mistook the title to be a reference to Farna's 2011 car accident (read below).In 2014,Ewa's Czech single "Leporelo" came out with a music video,and song "Lesek" about her manager Lesek Wronka came out.
On 23 May 2012 shortly after 6:00, Ewa Farna was involved in a car accident between the towns of Třinec and Vendryně. She escaped from this accident with only minor scratches. According to a breath test she was, however, driving under the influence of alcohol. Her blood alcohol content level was recorded as 1‰. She had been celebrating the passing of her matura the day before and fell asleep behind the wheel from exhaustion caused by a week-long cram session before the exam.
Ewa Farna holds dual Polish-Czech citizenship, although she stated multiple times that she feels "as a Pole living in Czech Republic." She energetically campaigns for the rights of the Polish minority in the Czech Republic.
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