The Organizing Committee of the ‘New Wave 2017’

International Contest of Young Pop Singers

welcomes you in the hospitable city of Sochi!

The ‘New Wave’ is one of the largest music festivals in the world. The main objective of the Contest is  to look for and discover talented young artists. The Contest is a great chance for young artists to showcase their musical talents. Year in, year out, fans of the ‘New Wave’ have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive performances of world stars, witness the vibrant and unforgettable music festival.

Rich everyday program of the ‘New Wave’, favorite hits and new songs, good friends’ meetings, the boundless sea of positive emotions, the best artists. All of that and much more awaits the guests in Sochi.

The Contest Organizing Committee received more than 12,000 applications. Professional Jury had selected 14 finalists from 9 countries of the world after the semi-finals, and these finalists came to Russia to fight for their victory from September, 8 to 14.

Finalists will be judged by the professional jury. The Jury is presided by People’s Artist of Russia, composer Igor Krutoy.

Jury members: singer and composer Igor Nikolaev; composer and producer Konstantin Meladze; People’s Artist of Russia, composer and producer Filip Kirkorov; popular singer, actor, TV presenter Sergey Lazarev; popular singer, actress, Honored Artist of Russia Angelika Varum; popular composer Dimitris Kontopoulos; People’s Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan, singer Alsu; popular singer, musician and composer Intars Busulis; musician, producer, composer Anton Belyaev; CEO of the MUZ-TV Russian National Channel of Music Arman Davletiarov.

Seven days of unforgettable impressions at the ‘New Wave 2017’!

A splendid week of musical discoveries for all the viewers and spectators.


September 1

Drawing of lots for the Contest Days:

11.00 a.m. – Drawing of lots for Contest Day 1

School grounds in the Imeretinskaya Lowland (12a, Triumfalnaya Street, the Imeretinsky Resort, Sochi)

3.00 p.m. – Drawing of lots for Contest Day 2

The ‘Windows To Russia. Masterpieces Of Seven Generations’ Exhibition Pavillion (7, Parusnaya Street).

7.00 p.m. – Drawing of lots for Contest Day 3

The Big Sochi Dolphinarium (Riviera Park, 1, Yegorova Street)


September 5

 12.00 p.m. Cancellation ceremony of a commemorative card with stamps on it, issued with the support of the Post of Russia to celebrate the Contest (The Imeretinsky Hotel, Biblioteka Restaurant, 7th floor)

Special guest of the ceremony is the People’s Artist of Russia Nikolay Baskov.

The postcard with stamps on it was issued prior to the Contest, which has been taking place in Sochi for three years in a row. This picturesque postcard carries the ‘New Wave’ Contest’s emblem. The contestants, guests by invitation and the ‘New Wave 2017’ Organizing Committee will take part in the ceremony.


12.30 p.m. Casting of the ‘New Wave’ Bas-Relief (The Imeretinsky Hotel, Biblioteka Restaurant, 7th floor)


The jubilee ‘New Wave 2017’ bas-relief will be cast under the guidance of a sculptor, Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia Vyacheslav Zvonov. The event will be attended by all of this year’s finalists. This unique ceremony is one of the traditions of the contest. First modeling and casting took place in 2010 with the participation of the ‘Miera Kauss’ international organization in the presence of dignitaries and Ambassadors of the participating countries. Each of the contestants contributes part of their heart and talent to this joint work.



The Contest program for September 8.


Gala Concert inaugurating the International Contest.

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The Contest program for September 9.


The Movie Day, Contest Day 1

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The Contest program for September 10.


Concert of the jury members, Contest Day 2 Super Afterparty.

Super afterparty. LOBODA to perform.

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The Contest program for September 11.


Gala Concert, stars of the ‘New Wave’ to perform.

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The Contest program for September 12.


Filip Kirkorov’s Tribute dedicated to his 50th anniversary.

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The Contest program for September 13.


Premiers Day of the Contest, Contest Day 3.

Super Afterparty. The ‘Ruki Vverkh’ (‘Hands Up’) Group to perform.

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The Contest program for September 14.


Gala Concert dedicated to the closing of the International Contest.

Special guest – The World Pop Star Robbie Williams (Due to illness, he will not be able to participate in the program).

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