Kazakhstan Rukhiya wins Grand Prize in Vitebsk Singing Competition
Rukhiya wins the 2021 Vitebsk Song Contest Grand Prize
VITEBSK, July 19 (BelTA) – The 2021 Vitebsk Singing Competition Grand Prize went to Rukhiya, a representative of Kazakhstan. Lira’s coveted statuette was presented to the signer at the closing ceremony of the Slavianski Bazaar International Arts Festival in Vitebsk on July 19, BelTA has learned.
The competition for the main prize of the song contest was tense. The singers performed the Slavic hit song with the accompaniment of the Presidential Orchestra of Belarus under the direction of conductor Vitaly Kulbakov. For some artists, this turned out to be quite a challenge. Guests from distant countries, like Ecuadorian Vanna, had to learn the Russian language. By the way, the representative of the South American country coped well and sang “Dorogoi Dlinnouyu (Those were the days)” almost without an accent. Cuban Ulises Karl appeared on stage as a Russian peasant and sang “Along Piterskaya”. However, not all went well in the first round and the second round, as the jury members predicted, put the record straight.
Kazakhstan Rukhiya was named the winner. The Grand Prize was presented by the president of the jury Anatoly Yarmolenko.
Rukhiya receives the Grand Prix prize from the president of the jury Anatoly Yarmolenko
Irina Arsenijevic from Serbia won the first degree diploma. The diploma of the second degree of the singing competition went to Belarusian Daniil Myshkovets and Ukrainian Renata Shtifel. The third degree diploma was shared by Ivanna from Slovakia and Tofig Hajiyev from Azerbaijan. The President’s Special Prize “Slavic Hope” was awarded to Irina Arsenijevic from Serbia. The award was presented by the Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister, chairman of the organizing committee of the Slavianski Bazaar festival, Igor Petrishenko.
Serbian Irina Arsenijevic receives President’s Special Prize “Slavic Hope” from Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of Slavianski Bazaar Festival Organizing Committee Igor Petrishenko
Daniil Myshkovets receives diploma from Parliamentary Assembly of Belarus and Russia
Ivanna from Slovakia
Ukrainian Renata Shtifel
Irina Arsenijevic from Serbia
While the star jury deliberated, the audience was treated to a concert featuring artists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan.
The festive concert ended with the festival song “Salute, festival!” and colorful fireworks.