Darina Yotova (Дарина Йотова, born September 9, 1998), better known by her stage name Dara, is a Bulgarian pop singer, who rose to fame in late 2015 after participating in the Bulgarian edition of The X Factor. She is currently signed to Virginia Records and in 2016 she released her debut single "K'vo ne chu" under the label.
Born in Varna, in 2015 Darina participated in the Bulgarian version of the reality show The X Factor where she finished third, with Bulgarian rapper Krisko being her mentor.
2016-present: Early career
Following her departure from The X Factor, Darina signed a record deal with Bulgarian music label Virginia Records and adopted the stage name Dara. In the summer of 2016, she released her debut single "K'vo ne chu", accompanied by a music video. A few weeks later, the single peaked the Bulgarian charts and a subsequent English version of the song by the name of "Onto You" was released on September 29, 2016 directed towards an international audience.
On March 12, 2017, Dara released her second single entitled "Rodena Takava", also accompanied by a music video.