Simona Armstrong's Biography
Simona Armstrong was born in Romania. Simona, who was 28 years old when she was one of the ten finalists in the BBC's How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria, lived in Glasgow but now resides in Greenford, Middlesex.
Simona Armstrong was the fourth person to be rejected from How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria. Andrew Lloyd Webber said: "Simona, you're a great actress ... but Maria is the wrong role for you."
All was not lost, however, as Andrew Lloyd Webber invited Simona to audition for a different musical.
Simona Armstrong had two years of Romanian pop and classical vocal training at the Bucharest Academy before leaving to live in the UK. She is married to a personal trainer, Ian, who is Scottish.
At the time of How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria, Simona Armstrong was a receptionist, who had also acted. Simona Dumitrescu-Armstrong had a credit as Ivana in A Touch of Frost: Dancing in the Dark.
The Daily Record once had to issue an apology regarding Simona's visit to a pole dancing club.
In February 2008, it was revealed that Simona Armstrong singing Changes would be one of the six contestants for the UK's Eurovision entry.
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