In Jurmala, yesterday launched the 13th international competition of young singers "New Wave." In the concert hall "Dzintari" tradition, the opening ceremony, which always appears many Russian stars. Posed for photographers Alla Pugacheva and Maxim Galkin, Philipp Kirkorov, Nikolai Baskov, Igor Sharp, Jan Rudkovskaja Irina Dubtsova Pauline Gagarin and many others.
This year, as a leading advocate of competition Sergey Lazarev, Anna Semenovich, Lera Kudryavtseva, Alexander A.Revva Stas Kostyushkin and TV Lipa.
For the main prize fighting contestants from 13 countries are Russia Yulia Plaksina Nodar Reviya and group O'Genri, Latvia - Stas Shurins, Ukraine - Vyacheslav Rybikov and Victoria Petrik.
also participate in the competition artists from USA, Germany, Italy, Israel, Lithuania, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Georgia .
Recall that this year's "New Wave" began with a major scandal: the Latvian Foreign Ministry banned from entering the country three Russian stars - Joseph Kobzon, Oleg Gazmanov and Valeria.
Note that Valeria was to become one of the jury members, led by Igor steep. In its composition as claimed Konstantin Meladze, Igor Nikolaev, Philip Kirkorov, Leonid Agutin Lyme Vajkule.
As explained Igor Sharp at a press conference held the day before, it was decided not to seek a replacement Valerie: Jury members this year will be seven instead of eight.
On the question of whether the "New Wave" move from Latvia Russia in connection with the recent events, the producer said that such a development is possible if the conflict will continue to be pumped.
Nevertheless, given the start of the competition, and we hope that it will no longer darken any event.
As for the ceremony, it first opened group Serebro. Following her were artists like Irina Dubtsova and Leonid Rudenko, submitted a joint track, Jasmine, Ivan Dorn and Potap and Nastya Kamensky, the hit which was not kept on dancing even the Alla. After the speech, the fiery Ukrainian duo posed for a photo with the flag of their country, urging the public to world peace.
Organizers of the ceremony did not forget to honor the memory of composer Yuri Varum - father Angelika Varum. His favorite song, "Town", which takes the original Angelica sang her husband Leonid Agutin - Varum itself for the first time in many years, did not come to the "New Wave".
Today, the first day of the festival, the participants will have to submit to the jury and the audience their version of the world famous hits. Will participate in the concert and came to Jurmala star.