Laura Petrescu
Background information
Birth name Laura Petrescu
Also known as Lora
Born (1982-07-23) 23 July 1982 (age 38)
Vaslui, Romania
Genres Pop, Dance, Club music, fusion
Occupations Singer, judge, model, celebrity
Years active 2006-2009 (in Wassabi)
2010-present (solo)
Labels Media Pro Music
Associated acts Wassabi, Sonny Flame, Puya & Keo, Matteo

Laura Petrescu, better known as Lora (born in Vaslui, Romania on 23 July 1982) is Romanian a pop-dance singer, model, judge at The Next Star show, TV personality from Romania. Before her solo career, she was part of the Romanian music formation Wassabi.


Lora graduated from Sfânta Maria high school in Galati and applied for Prima TV's Star Factory in 2004.

In 2006, she became a founding member of Wassabi with a launching song named "Have Some Fun with Radio 21" becoming the signature tune of Radio 21 that year and taking part in the Selecţia Naţională Eurovision 2007 to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest . The songs were "Do the Tango with Me" and "Crazy", the latter with band Morandi .

Solo careerEdit

On 1 April 2009, Lora withdraw from the band for a solo career. After 8 months, Lora tried her hand at qualifying for Eurovision but now as a duo with Sonny Flame in the song "Come Along", coming 7th overall despite the popularity of the song.

Lora has collaborated with many acts including Sensor in the open concert in Bucharest with Phelipe in "Hot Spot" and in 2010 with Adrian Sîna of the band Akcent in "My Passion" with great succces in Romania and internationally. The music video featured models Ana Stefanescu and Silviu Tolu. Lora released the song "No More Tears" with the help of Adrian Sîna also with an accompanying music video in 2011. Her song "Fall in Love Tonight" has also found international success.

In 2014 Lora receive an important offer from Media Pro Distribution , the singer provides the Romanian dub of Dorothy in Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.

Singles / VideographyEdit

as part of Wassabi
  • "Have Some Fun with Radio 21"
  • "Și m-am îndragostit de tine"
  • "Lonely Girl"
  • "Don't Go Baby"
  • "Hot Spot"
  • "No More Tears"
  • "Un vis"
  • "Sad Eyes"
  • "Arde"
Collaborations and featured in
  • "O viață nouă" (Lora featuring Puya & Keo)
  • "Lovaman" (Matteo featuring Lora & Loredana)
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Delia feat. Kaira
"Pe aripi de vânt"
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
"Dale papi"
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