She delivered one of the most expensive and glittering performances of Junior Eurovision 2015, replete with contemporary dancing and shards of glass all over her stunning gown.

And over the weekend Russian teen Kamilla Ismailova added another dazzling clip to her showreel as she and her group EY’VA shared first place at New Wave Junior 2016.

Going strong for nine years, and typically held in Artek, Crimea, the contest is perhaps the most prestigious kids music festival in the world.

This year 15 finalists from ten countries battled for the trophy, including plenty of Junior Eurovision stars. In addition to Kamilla, the stage welcomed Maria-Daniela Trachtenberg — from Ukraine’s national selection in 2013 — and Maria Mirova — a participant in Russia’s national selection last year.

The list of jurors and invited guests was a who’s who of Russian pop: Dima Bilan, Sergey Lazarev, Filipp Kirkorov, Nyusha, Nikolay Baskov, Yulianna Karaulova and many others.

The country’s recent Eurovision stars even performed their biggest hits together with the young singers. Handsome men who love children? Ladies, get ready to swoon…

https://youtu.be/NiZ-XibKGO0

But of course the main intrigue remained the contest itself, with Alexey Zabugin and group “EY’VA” — both from Russia — sharing the top prize and winning the “Crystal Wave” statue.

New Wave Junior 2016: Results

1. Alexey Zabugin (Russia) and “EY’VA” (Russia)
2. Eila Mangion (Malta), Mikhail Grigoryan (Armenia)
3. Zhanel Saduakas (Kazakhstan), Maria Mirova (Russia)
4. Anastasia Yachmenkina (Latvia)
5. Sofia Bondarenko (Ukraine)
6. Ruslana Panchishina (Belarus)
7. Nonna Egonyan (Russia), Daniil Yun (South Korea)
9. Milena Barcic (Abkhazia)
10. Veronika Inkiko (Kyrgyzstan)
11. Ilinca Dinu (Romania)
12. Maria-Daniela Trachtenberg (Ukraine)

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SummerWine=Plum
SummerWine=Plum
4 years ago

(J)ESC Fanatic
I don’t understand the reasons for your fondness for my komments and I don’t even understand what you are talking about this time.
Don’t forget that I’ve decided to ignore you and I am not chatting or arguing with you. I tried it and this was enough.
Read @Julie’s comment below please. I couldn’t say more and better.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

@SummerWine=Plum

Sergey represented Russia and he finished 3rd. Polina represented Russia and she finished 2nd. Which means that what you say is not true. In fact, Russia is in a huge advantage because of your diaspora and all the ex-Soviet countries that give you points every single year, no matter what entry you send.

SummerWine=Plum
SummerWine=Plum
4 years ago

@Bermooda
If Jamala sang the same song, with the same lyrics and music, vocals, performance etc. representing Russia, she would never be Top10.

She would never be even top 26 in this case… because she would be disqualified.

Bermooda
Bermooda
4 years ago

@Julie thank you for your nice comment. I agree to almost everything you say. Any nation can send a political song and some nations actually do sometimes. As for Jamala, she is a talented singer, a nice person, good vocalist. The song is average, maybe a bit authentic for Eurovision but nothing special. If Jamala sang the same song, with the same lyrics and music, vocals, performance etc. representing Russia, she would never be Top10. @SummerWine=Plum “All the world’s Kremlin, and all the men and women merely Putin’s agents…” Modern Shakespeare @Eva Masters I have also been travelling a lot.… Read more »

Julie
Julie
4 years ago

@Eva Masters Just as a disclaimer, I actually liked Jamala’s song – it is powerful and poignant. However, I didn’t like it in the context of Eurovision (and bear with me, I am new to Eurovision being based here in the US). But from what I have gathered, here is why Jamala’s song is inappropriate for ESC: 1. Political songs are against the rules. Period. It should not have been allowed for this reason alone. 2. But ignoring that point for a moment, think about what this song has done and the dangerous precedent it has set. The message of… Read more »

SummerWine=Plum
SummerWine=Plum
4 years ago

@Eva Masters
I’ve nearly forgotten to say…
Don’t mention S.Lazarev. He is Putin’s special agent… Tsss… it’s a secret!

SummerWine=Plum
SummerWine=Plum
4 years ago

@Eva Masters
Now it has become clear that you hadn’t expected any existing in reality Russians to read this blog…
Regarging Jamala’s win… I’ve got tired of commenting this “win” by now in this blog and I won’t do it another time.
I’m still waiting for your further lessons of Russian mentality. Don’t doubt, I’ll immediately pass them over to Kremlin.
Welcome!

Eva Masters
Eva Masters
4 years ago

I certainly do not want to offend any Russians reading this blog. I have several Russian friends and my Russian is decent, although it was not my mother tongue. I am a citizen of the world and I have lived in several different countries and travelled a lot, which really helps broadening the understanding-arguably more so than reading Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Talking about Harry Potter-I have to say it is a very funny book and an excellent light read, which also tackles some pretty deep subject, if one bothers to look deeper:-) Regarding Jamala winning Eurovision-if politics helped, this will… Read more »

SummerWine=Plum
SummerWine=Plum
4 years ago

@Eva Masters
You are great!
Jamala won Eurovision-in spite of …politics… LOL! Thank you for having made my day.
I am Russian, I was born in Moscow and I still live here and I’m not intended to change the location, and I’ve already bot a lot of popcorn.
Now I am eager to see more comments from you to help me understand Russian mentality.
You are welcome!

Bermooda
Bermooda
4 years ago

@Eva Masters I bet you don’t even speak Russian. How dare you say i don’t understand Russian mentality if I am Russian myself. Thank you for your advice but I don’t like Harry Potter and other fairy tales. Dostoevsky, Alexander Herzen, Anton Chekhov, Nikolai Gogol, Mikhail Bulgakov, Ivan Bunin, Alexander Griboyedov, Sergey Yesenin, Leo Tolstoy, Anna Akhmatova and many others are authors that I am fond of reading. And I NEVER EVER speak about anything I am not familiar to, in contrast to Western propagandists. If you’ve never visited Crimea or spoken to Crimens don’t ever speak on this topic… Read more »

Eva Masters
Eva Masters
4 years ago

@Bermooda: What I am talking is very different from purple unicorns, my friend…. it is the sad state of affairs in Russia. If you follow the winners of the Junior New Wave, you will see how it is an extension of their international outreach… Junior new wave is not the most prestigious kids musical award competition, but it easily is the most expensive-with a several weeks of camping in Artek for the contestants, the state of the art accomodations, and the eleborate process of searching and inviting selected international contestants. This reminds me of my visit to China when the… Read more »

denchik
denchik
4 years ago

@Steve I don’t know why you consider that the Crimea is Ukraine. The Crimea was always a part of Russia until Khrushchev presented it to Ukraine. I never loved the government of our country (I from Vladivostok), but I consider logical that Crimeans voted for accession to Russia.

Bermooda
Bermooda
4 years ago

@Eva Masters LOL
In Russia this is a state business and their is probably at least a department in Kremlin, if not a Ministry, in charge of international propaganda… PROBABLY, POSSIBLY, MAYBE, LIKELY, BLAH-BLAH-BLAH… OK, whatever you say. And also in Russia there are no people, only robots who only think about how make their propaganda more efficient. And Putin is the God, because everything happens because of him. He is the fountainhead. He is also PROBABLY a transparent purple unicorn. We know that those unicorns are magical, because they are both transparent and purple. Hari Putin… Amen

Romeo
Romeo
4 years ago

@Steve
ara du ov es? es ynkerner unem Krimum u exel em ntex. qunnem ukraina petutyan berany.

They organize their contest wherever they want. New Wave was organized in Jurmala, Latvia for many years, as you remember.

Eva Masters
Eva Masters
4 years ago

To call “New Wave Junior” “probably the most prestigious kids festival in the world” is ridiculous. The most rigged and the most policital is a far better description. What it certainly is–another tool for Kremlin to look for connections and support from other JESC participating countries in exchange of promoting their singers locally. In Russia this is a state business and their is probably at least a department in Kremlin, if not a Ministry, in charge of international propaganda. And I do not need to understand Russian politics to figure out that Camilla’s dad is a big shot in Russia….… Read more »

SummerWine=Plum
SummerWine=Plum
4 years ago

@Steve
Your rage is easy to understand.
Crimeans chose to REJOIN Russia and have children’s festivals instead of to stay witn Ukrain and have NATO military base on their territory with Bandera festivals and other fascist events. This is just the tip of the iceberg, if something.
Have a sleep and never spoil the threads of this kind with your Wikipedia unti-Russian ideas again. Please.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

@Romeo ??????? lpstvi rsnerin Guys, wasn’t there any other place to organise this event? You could of done it in Sochi, Moscow or elsewhere. The Crimea was really annexed from Ukraine and joined Russia involuntarily (zelonie chelovechki with guns…remember?). And, yeah, the list of the partaking countries shod it is a contest for Russians living in ex-Soviet countries (with the exception of Romania). I can’t understand the idea of using children for demonstrating Russian sucking power. They annexed Abkhazia and they conspired with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh in April which has voted for its independence 25 years ago. Russia has annexed… Read more »

Sanderijn
Sanderijn
4 years ago

@ Steve, both Ukrainian participants actually live in Ukraine, and there were a lot of other Ukrainian kids that applied to take part. These kids don’t care about politics, and maybe you should care a little less either. The contest has already been held in Crimea since 2010, before Russia annexed it. There’s no need to make this all about politics…
Congratulations to Kamilla, by the way.

SmerWine=Plum
SmerWine=Plum
4 years ago

@Steve
It was an amazing and very mooving festival with both children and adults having pleasure and fun and without any propahanda. But of course you didn’t see it.
Crimea rejoined Russia in 2014 and nobody cares if you like it or not.
Btw probably you didn’t notice that lately the more dirt you throw at Russia the more truth about Ukraine comes into the open. So go ahead, people should know the truth.

Zebra
Zebra
4 years ago
Zebra
Zebra
4 years ago

Also Ruslan Aslanov (Jr. Eurovision 2015, Belarus) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=737a1gb5bKw and Anastasia Petrik (Jr. Eurovision 2012, Ukraine) took part in the show

Klumba
Klumba
4 years ago

@Steve Who are you to decide where Crimeans should live. They have chosen Russia! Don’t behave like Stalin who decided that Crimean Tatars should live in Central Asia, their original homeland. Don’t act like Ukrainian government who have just deported Roma people from one of the districts.

Romeo
Romeo
4 years ago

@Steve And let the Crimeans decide whether or not they would like to live in a fascist country. DEMOCRACY.

Romeo
Romeo
4 years ago

@Steve What you have written is ridiculous. I am not sure about other countries, but in my country, Armenia, this is a very popular contest. hundreds of Armenian kids participate in auditions and no one has ever forced them to do so. The first edition was produced in 2008 and in since 2010 it has been set in Artek, Crimea. Nothing has changed. It was a popular show when Crime was part of Ukraine and it is popular now as well. Ukraine’s participants are probably from Russia though of Ukranian origin… probably… maybe… possible. 21st century. You can check facts… Read more »

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Cheap Russian propaganda. They picked up two Russian girls who allegedly represented Ukraine. Crimea is Ukraine and stop this contest there. I see no point of spending so much money for such a small-scaled contest. 10 countries only fuve of which are forced to partake-Armenia (the guy is from Nagorno Karabakh singing about Karabakh), Belarus, Kyrgstan, Abkhazia (not a recognised state) and Kazakhstan. Ukraine’s participants are probably from Russia though of Ukranian origin.

This is the most ridiculous contest I have ever seen. It’s a birthday party alike party dedicated to its co-founders.