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New Wave 2012 popular music performers contest begins

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On Tuesday, July 24, the 11th international popular music performers contest New Wave 2012 commences, and will go on until July 29.

This year, New Wave welcomes 16 contestants from different countries of the world – Armenia, Belarus, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Kirgizstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Ukraine, Finland and Latvia.

Latvia will be represented by Framest vocal group on this year’s contest.

Events can also be followed near the Origo trade centre, where Riga residents and visitors are being offered concerts. The first one was scheduled for July 24 at 14:00. Contestants of previous years and popular singer will be giving concerts at the Central Station Square throughout all the days of New Wave.

Meanwhile, in Jurmala, contestants will walk along the red road straight to Dzintari concert hall at 16:00. The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at Dzintari concert hall at 19:00.

The first contest day in Dzintari concert hall will traditionally begin with the carrying of all the national flags and meeting the professional members of the jury. The evening will conclude with the performances of the most popular singers and the drawing of the order of the performances of all the contestants.

July 25 is the first day of the contest, and each contestant will be required to perform one world smash hit song. The evening’s special guest will be the popular 80s singer Rick Astley.

The second day of the contest will have contestants perform the hit songs of their home countries. The audience will also be offered a rock concert.

Finalists will have a chance to rest on July 27, but the audience will be offered a concert of hosted by Constantin Meladze, a popular Russian composer, at 19:00. Singers from Russia, Ukraine and Latvia will be performing smash hits composed by the modern composer Meladze.

At 21.30, the New Wave MUZ TV night disco will commence on the November 11 waterfront, in Riga, between the Stone and cable-stayed bridge (Vanšu Bridge), which took place in Jurmala in all previous years. The disco will allow everyone, Riga residents and guests to enjoy the heart of the contest, as well as popularize Riga in the whole world, because this particular event will be broadcasted live.

On the third day of the contest, July 28, contestants will sing the songs that were written specifically for New Wave. The special guest of the evening – Lara Fabian.

This year’s New Wave contest conclusion concert will be held in Jurmala on July 29, when the winner of the Crystal Wave award will be chosen, as well as the chosen winners of the audience’s sympathy and fan support awards.

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