Sofia Feskova has finished second at New Wave Junior 2020, as the singer looks ahead to Junior Eurovision.
Sofia Feskova who is set to represent Russia at Junior Eurovision next month, has finished second in New Wave Junior 2020. The competition which was been held since 2008 sees talented young singers from across Europe and the rest of the world compete for a panel of judges over the course of two days.
She is not the first singer who has or is due to compete in Junior Eurovision who has participated in the competition. Former participants include Gaia Cauchi (Malta 2013), Sofia Tarasova (Ukraine 2013), Danelia Tuleshova (Kazakhstan 2018) and Anahit Adamyan (Armenia 2016).
Who is Sofia Feskova?
Eleven-year-old Sofia Feskova is from St. Petersburg, Russia. The singer is no stranger to competitions, having competed in the Junior New Wave competition and making it to the final. Sofia competed in the Russian Junior Eurovision selection this year, finishing in 1st place, 6 points ahead of runner up Rutger Garecht.
Her song “Moy Novy Den” (My New Day) is about how you should “never give up, keep going, and fill every day with generosity and happiness”.
Image Source: Igor Krutoy Academy of Popular Music
Russia made their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 and has participated in the contest every year since. The country won the contest for the first time in 2006 when they were represented by the Tolmachevy Twins with the song “Vesenniy jazz”, who scored a total of 154 points. Russia had never finished outside of the top 10 in their time at the contest until 2019, and have finished second twice, fourth four times, and fifth once. At the 2017 contest in Georgia, Russia won the contest for a second time represented by Polina Bogusevich and “Wings”.