Laura Petrescu, better known as Lora is a Romanian pop singer, model, judge on The Next Star show, and TV personality. Before her solo career, she was part of the Romanian band Wassabi.
Lora graduated from Sfânta Maria high school in Galati and applied for Prima TV’s Star Factory in 2004, she studied Sociology at college but her music career didn’t allowed her to finish it.
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.
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 of Faithless in Bucharest with Phelipe in “Hot Spot” and in 2010 with Adrian Sîna of the band Akcent in “My Passion” with great success 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.