The jury

Natalia OREIRO

Member of the International Jury of the XXVII International Pop Song Performers Contest “Vitebsk-2018”

Uruguay

Popular singer, actress, designer

Natalia Marisa Oreiro Iglesias Poggio Bourié de Mollo was born in Montevideo on 19 May, 1977. When a child, she lived in El Cerro in Spain.

At the age of eight, she got interested in the theater and began attending drama studios. Aged twelve, she started to appear in advertising commercials and within two years was featured in 30 videos.

In 1991, Natalia Oreiro was picked out of the candidates of Latin America to accompany the Brazilian TV star Xuxa on her world tour.

At the age of sixteen, she came to Buenos Aires to participate in casting.

In 1993, Natalia played one of the small roles in the television series “High Comedy”.

In 1994, she got a role in the series “Rebellious heart”, in 1995 she appeared in the series “Dulce Ana”, in 1996 in the film “Models 90-60-90”.

In 1997, she starred in the high-rated television series “Rich and Famous”.

In 1998, the actress began working at “TeLeFe” with director Gustavo Yankelevich in the film “Un Argentino en New York” which revealed her singing talent. The series attracted a record 1,600,000 viewers within the first week of its show in Latin America.

In 1998, she starred in the popular TV series “Wild Angel”.

In January 1999, she released her first album “Natalia Oreiro”, which became twice platinum in Argentina.

In 2000, the second album “Tu Veneno” was released.

In 2001, Natalia Oreiro went on the world tour, first in Latin America, then in Europe. She also came to Russia.

In 2002, she released the third CD “Turmalina”.

In the spring of 2005, the actress took part in filming the Russian-Argentine film series “In the Rhythm of Tango”.

In 2011, she played one of the main roles in the film “Underground Childhood”.

In 2000, at the ceremony “Viva” in Israel she received two awards, “Best Actress” and “Performer of the Best Song” (“Cambio Dolor”) in the series “Wild Angel”.

In 2001, Natalia was awarded “Stopudoviy Hit” in Moscow.

Since 2011 she has been UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay.

In 2013, she starred in the series “Only You”.

In 2015, she began shooting in the series “Among Cannibals”.

In 2018, Natalia Oreiro presented the song “United by Love” for the fans of the World Cup, which this year is to take place in Russia.