Start of "New Wave 2010"

  • 2010-04-08

Last Thursday, April 1st, the European qualifying round of the International contest of young singers “New Wave 2010” took place. Competitive selection took place in club «Godvil» in Riga.
“New Wave” is an outstanding cultural event not only  Russia and Latvia, but also far outside those countries. Last year 16 participants from 12 countries took part in “New Wave 2009”.

The European qualifying round consisted of 2 stages: one for children, and the other for adult performers.
20 candidates took part In the selection for children contest, 3 of whom were  invited for further participation - Korsakaite Adria from Riga, group “Kenindeli” from Ogre and Gabriele Mantuskaite from Lithuania.

In the competition for adults the jury listened to 41 contenders. Three groups and one performer from Latvia will continue to perform in the semi-final in Moscow on April 14 - Stas Shurin, trio “Lady’s sweet”, group PER and duo Miks Dukurs and Paula Dukure. Several participants from other countries were also selected - Roosalu Rolf (Estonia), Hila Ben David (Israel), Magdalena Kucharska (Poland), Sebastian Plevinsky (Poland), Sasha Song (Lithuania). The final decision on their further participation in the contest will be made after the semifinal in Moscow on 14th of April.

We want to draw the attention of our readers to the talented guy from Riga - Stas Shurin. Just before his performance in the qualifying round for the “New Wave” Stas won in the “Ukrainian idol 3” show. He received the most viewer votes!
- For me, this victory is not a finish line, but only the beginning. I have to justify the  trust of people, to prove that they didn’t make a mistake when they voted for me in Ukraine. When you win a competition of this magnitude, you begin to realize what you’re capable of! - said Stas Shurin.

The young man from Riga won the audience in Ukraine, and now he is about to make himself known on the first channel of Russian television. Lets wish Stas good luck in the semifinals of the “New Wave”!

Finals of “New Wave 2010”  will take place from July 27 to August 1 in Jurmala.