Following Anastasiya Petryk’s runaway victory at Junior Eurovision last year, everybody and their little sister wants to represent Ukraine at this year’s contest in Kyiv.
Sitting inside the Heineken Music Hall last Saturday during the Junior Eurovision final, Wiwi knew that Anastasiya Petryk had a lot going for her: a dress made out of bed sheets, an amazing hair crimper, and a voice deeper than the Black Sea. But what Wiwi missed by not having a television set was Anastasiya’s(…)
Anastasiya Petryk, the winner of Junior Eurovision 2012, speaks next to no English. But the little girl with a voice the size of the Ukraine still had plenty to say at the winner’s press conference. Here’s what went down…
Anastasiya Petryk—a small girl with a very big voice—has won Junior Eurovision 2012. The three-foot-something singer demolished the competition with her mysterious (borderline creepy) song “Nebo,” racking up an impressive 138 points. She looked ecstatic as the 12 points rolled in, ending speculation that she was a pint-sized diva. Little Miss Anastasiya smiled from ear(…)
During the filming of the postcards earlier this week, ten-year old Anastasiya Petryk looked half asleep. Apparently her team have given her a few Red Bulls since then because she is now wide awake and finally giving face.
Poltergeist jokes aside, Anastasiya Petryk knows how to sing. We could feel her voice reverberating in the press centre, and it totally gave me chills. She demonstrates the power of a hyena and the confidence of a Beyonce, and she’s only ten years old.
Earlier this evening this year’s Junior Eurovision contestants, their teams and the JESC 2012 organizers gathered in Amsterdam’s Mercure Hotel for the official opening party. Wiwi is still laughing, and not just because organizers served blue Kool-Aid. The big takeaway? That host Kim-Lian cannot sing as well as Russia’s Lerika!
Today the Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music un-professionals—headed to Kyiv to review Anastasiya Petryk’s Junior Eurovision song “Nebo.” It gave us chills. But was that because it moved us, or because it totally freaked us out? Read on to find out…