Months before the prom, Jacqueline Tarakchi took first place in “The Voice of Bulgaria” with Pasha Hristova’s song “Povei, vetre”. In addition to a statuette, he received a check for BGN 50,000.
A duet with Michaela Fileva was the first step towards her victory in the final, when the two performed When You Believe by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Fileva’s support for Jacqueline came 6 years ago, when the singer pressed the so-called golden button for her in “Bulgaria is looking for talent”. This sent the then 12-year-old participant directly to the semi-finals. Today, already 18 years old, Taracchi also performed Je suis malade by her favorite singer Lara Fabian. He also owes a lot to her, since the French star meets him live in that first TV appearance and calls her “my golden girl”.
Jacqueline’s talent was noticed when she was only in first grade. At the time, she was living with her family in Turkey because of her father’s work. They come back to us before second grade starts. Her father is Armenian and her mother is Bulgarian. When she was 3-4 years old, Jacqueline danced classical ballet, but stopped because singing attracted her much more.
The other winners in the reality format are Kaloyan Nikolov from Lubo Kirov’s team, who took second place, and Alexander Petrov from Galena’s team – third. The six finalists, including Sonia Mihailova, Desislava Latinova and Viktor Stambolov, together performed Michael Jackson’s Earth Song, calling for the protection of planet Earth.