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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Armenia in JESC 2009

     Luara Hayrapetyan born on 29 September 1997 is an Armenian singer who represented her country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Kiev, Ukraine with the song "Barcelona", finishing in joint second place.
     Luara has won many prestigious awards like the International Contest 'Small Asterisks' (Volgograd, Russia); In 2007, Grand Prix Winner of the All-Russia Contest ' Constellations of Volga ' (Samara, Russia); the I Prize Winner of the VI All-Russia Contest ' XXI Century Voices' (Anapa, Russia);In 2008, Grand Prix Winner of Junior section of prestigious Slavyanski Bazar in Vitebsk and winner of special prize "Lira" (Belarus); In 2009 qualified for the international final of "New Wave Junior" contest (Moscow, Russia).
She has been participating in a number of contests and festivals since 5-year-old period, represented Russia and Armenia. Year 2004 I Prize Winner of the International Contest "Malen'kie Zvezdochki" (Tuapse, All-Russian Children Center "Orlenok") Year 2005 I Prize Winner of the International Festival "Childhood Without Borders" (Moscow, Russia) November 2006  etc. Since 2005 Astrakhan Regional Government granted the scholarship for the achievements in the fields of art and creativity. Luara has already recorded 4 albums: "Pochemuchka", "Krasnaya Shapochka", "Sokhrani" and "Shokoladka". There are several music videos that she managed to release. Luara has managed to take part in the National Selections for the Junior Eurovision Song Contests in Russia (year 2006, II place), and Armenia (year 2008, III place).
Luara dreams to become a Jazz Singer and her music idols are Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Lisa Minelli. Her favorite school subjects are Physical Training, Math, Russian language and History. She also plays big tennis and swims in the pool during the time of leisure. Luara's favorite animals are horses and she dreams to have one. She also likes travelling, learning new things in foreign countries and she has already done it to Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, and Malta.
        Luara's favorite quote is Mark Twain's "When in doubt tell the truth" ("Following the Equator") and her favorite book is "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Luara and her brother are huge football fans, playing football on the grass in the yard with their friends. During the Manchester United vs Barcelona game their whole family jumped up shouting "Goal, Barcelona!" and this became the main plot for her song.
Luara currently lives and studies music in Russia.

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