The winner of New Wave 2016, Walter Ricci will represent Italy at the 26th edition of Slavianski Bazaar this July in Belarus.
Italy will be represented by the reigning champion of New Wave, Walter Ricci at the International Pop Song Performers Contest at Slavianski Bazaar, 2017. The 28-year-old singer will be hoping to replicate the success he achieved last summer in Sochi, Russia where he ended as joint winner of the contest alongside a singer from Croatia.
Walter is a jazz performer having grown up in a musical environment thanks to his musician father, who exposed him from an early age to all sorts of musical genres. Walter has been performing professionally since 2006 and has gone on to perform internationally in Russia and the United States.
Italy has participated in Slavianski Bazaar for over a decade now and has had three top four finishes. The countries best result came in 2016 when Eleanor Vecchio finished joint third with the Moldovan participate. The country has also participated in the children’s contest but has failed to win the contest so far.
The following countries have selected their entrants so far for this years contest:
- Czech Republic
Source: Slavianski Bazaar