Russia’s Niloo wins New Wave song contest
The New Wave international song contest for young pop singers in Latvia’s Jurmala is over. Russia’s 23-year-old Niloo won the Crystal Wave award and 50,000 euros.
The decision announced by the jury turned out to be a real sensation since after the second round of the competition Niloo was losing toCostanzoDel Pinto (Italy) and Maria Yaremchuk of Ukraine. The final, however, was crucial for Niloo- her performance of an original song was the strongest, while Del Pinto and Yaremchuk were ranked second and third.
Music critics agree that Niloo has an exceptionally beautiful voice with a deep timbre. She likes jazz, and always sings it if she is asked to perform something on the spot. Niloo is the girl`s stage name, while her real name is Nilufar Rasulmukhamedova, she is 23. She was born in the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan, but she has been living in Moscow for the past ten years. After graduating from the Institute of Modern Arts, Nilooworked as a back-vocalist for Stas Pieha. Niloo shared her feelings about the victory at the New Wave contest
"A month prior to the song contest I feared that I had nothing to share with the audience. I was very nervous! But then I decided to pull myself together and hope for the best."