The FINANCIAL -- July26, 2011. “New Wave” time started with the launch of MegaFon’s flower clock.
“New Wave” time has started! MegaFon’s flower clock – the time symbol of the “New Wave” festival is now showing time near the Dzintary concert hall which will host all the concerts of the contest.
Sixteen contenders got together near the clock eagerly waiting for the ceremony to start. The next moment after the hand on the MegaFon’s clock moved, sixteen balloons took off to the air carrying names and wishes of contenders written in different languages.
“The way to becoming a star starts with the “New Wave”” – proclaimed Alexander Rumyantsev, General Director of the “New Wave” festival. “New Wave time has started!” replied musicians.
Right after the launch of MegaFon’s flower clock, the ballot procedure was started, telling contenders the order in which they will appear on the day three of the contest. Everybody was nervous: some were afraid of being the first to perform, some dreamed of opening the festival and of course all wanted to be headliners of the show.
For the 10th anniversary of the contest the hosts made a surprise: a huge fifteen-meter cake appeared on the Baltic Sea esplanade. Girls were dancing on the cake with different color balloons which contained the sequence numbers of appearance.
Each contender had an easy task – choose any girl with a balloon who would punch it and get a number for the contender.
The appearance order after the ballot procedure is as follows:
1. Andrey Grizz-Lee (Russia)
2. Jenna Hof (Togo)
3. Donny Montell (Lithuania)
4. Monika & Michael (Poland)
5. Roger Ricco (Brazil)
6. Candy (Latvia)
7. Erik (Armenia)
8. Yuzary (Belarus)
9. “N.A.O.M.I” Band (Russia)
10. “The Kolya Serga” Band (Ukraine)
11. Masha Sobko (Ukraine)
12. Koop Arponen & Flute of Shame” Trio (Finland)
13. “Twins” Duet (Uzbekistan)
14. Jayden Felder (USA)
15. “Bishkek” Duet (Kyrgyzstan)
16. “A-Lau” Duet (Kazakhstan)