The message reads, in part:
“It is important that creative contests such as New Wave give young people an opportunity to demonstrate their talents and help them hone their tenacity, resolve and self-confidence. Reaching the finals is not just a major achievement but also an opportunity to meet with renowned masters, get a glimpse of their professional secrets and also learn a lesson or two in life and profession. This helped many winners of the previous contests to become successful on the pop stage.
I am confident that the hospitality of Sochi residents and the large audiences will help you to sing your best.”
The New Wave international competition for young pop singers is being held in Sochi from September 3 to 9.