May 17, 1988
Height & More
5 ft 5 inch
Elena Ionescu (17 May 1988) is a Romanian singer who was the lead singer of pop band Mandinga from 2006 until 2016, replacing Elena Gheorghe after she left the group to work on her solo career.
Elena Ionescu left the group in 2016 to pursue a solo career as well. Mandinga won the Romanian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, where Ionescu performed the hit song “Zaleilah“.
Elena Ionescu was the second lead singer of Mandinga to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest, as Elena Gheorghe represented Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.
She represented Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009. She has over 184K followers on her elenaionescumusic Instagram account.
She posted photos of her son Razvanel on Instagram for the first time in August 2018.
She replaced Elena Gheorghe when she left Mandinga.