As reported earlier, the first competition day at the 13th New Wave 2014 international song contest for young performers ended in Jūrmala, Latvia. Sixteen representatives from thirteen countries are competing for the first prize and, on the first day, they performed world hits. Sona Rubenyan, who represents Armenia at the contest, performed in tenth place, she sang “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Ray Cyrus, and received a total of 67 points from the panel of judges. Georgian representative Nutsa Buzaladze is ahead after the first day of competition, whereas Rubenyan is currently ninth.
On Thursday, the contestants will perform their respective countries’ hits, together with a singer who represented their country in a previous New Wave contest. Sona Rubenyan will perform together with famous Armenian singer Mher, and they will sing “Hayastan (Armenia)” and devote it to the forthcoming centennial of the Armenian Genocide. On the third day of the contest, the participants will perform copyrighted songs, and Armenia’s representative will sing her own song, “Autumn Serenade.”
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