A participant from Ukraine Maria Yaremchuk took the third place at the International Competition for young singers "New Wave - 2012" which ended in Jurmala.
According to the results of first two days of the competition, a 18-year-old Maria took the second place. Only one point separated her from the leader of the contest - Italian Constance Del Pinto.
But the last third day of the competition, the jury did not announce the marks for performance, and recorded them in secret protocol.
The final results became known only today, at the end of the festival. Maria's third place was a disappointment to the viewers of "New Wave", who actively supported the participant from Ukraine. Maria received the Viewers Prize.
A participant from Russia - Niloo - suddenly became the winner of the competition. Italian Costanzo del Pinto took the second place.
Maria Yaremchuk is a daughter of the National Artist of Ukraine Nazary Yaremchuk.
Ukraine (Ukrainian: Україна, transliterated: Ukrayina) is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south. The city of Kiev (Kyiv) is both the capital and the largest city of Ukraine.