Belarus’ Maria Magilnaya has won the 15th edition of the International Children’s Music Contest at Slavianski Bazaar 2017.
12-year-old Maria Magilnaya has been revealed as the winner of the 2017 International Children’s Music Contest at Slavianski Bazaar. The singer was revealed as the winner of the competition earlier this afternoon at a special event in Vitebsk. Maria is the first Belarusian singer to win the competition since Andrey Kunets in 2007.
The results of the competition were as follows:
- Grand Prix – Maria Magilnaya – Belarus
- First Prize – Erik Mkrtchyan – Armenia
- Second Prize – Cecil (Bulgaria) & Yerzhan Maxim (Kazakhstan)
- Third Prize – Ekaterina Kretova (Russia) & Marija Spasovski (Macedonia)
The participants from Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Israel, the United States, Greece and Lithuania also revealed special prizes from the jury. Following her victory Mariya has received $5,000 and will perform as part of the Opening Ceremony tonight. The young singer will also meet the Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko.