In case you needed further proof, you can’t stop Miss Gaia Cauchi. Malta’s sweetheart and the winner of Junior Eurovision 2013, added another trophy to her mantle piece today by winning New Wave Junior 2015, one of Europe’s biggest singing contests for kids. And we mean big. As Malta’s Newsbook reports, more than 10,000 spectators watched the event live at the Artek Children’s Camp (on the Black Sea in the town of Hurzuf). When Russia 1 broadcasts the program later this year, it’s estimated that more than 100 million people will tune in.
“I managed to make friends with everyone,” Gaia says of her time in Crimea. “It’s a real competition between us but there is no jealousy or resentment!”
Bulgaria’s Krisia Todorova, who finished second at Junior Eurovision 2014, also finished second at this year’s New Wave. Yes, the Junior Eurovision stars cleaned house!
That isn’t new. As many of you will recall, Junior Eurovision 2013 runner-up Sofia Tarasova from Ukraine won New Wave Junior 2013. She was at this year’s competition and spent some time with Gaia.
Gaia, Malta’s first New Wave contestant, seriously enjoyed her time out East. She’s even opened a VK account!