Few days ago “New Wave Junior” festival was held in Artek, Ukraine. There 16 children aged 8 to 13 participated in the final. They came from 11 countries:
Azerbaijan, Armenia, Byelorussia, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Uzbekistan. The winner was Sofiya Tarapasova, who will later this year represent Ukraine at Junior Eurovision.
She won it with 197 points, while with just one point less was Pauline Skrabyte who represented Lithuania at JESC two years ago. Also among the contestants was Suada Alekperova, who represented Azerbaijan last year with Omar Sultanov.
Among the judges was Ani Lorak, Jamala and Sergey Lazarev. Philipp Kirkorov appeared as a guest performer.
source : artek.ua