December 1, 2012
Anastasiya Petryk (Анастасия Петрик, Ukraine)
Anastasiya Petryk was born on 02.05.2002 in the City of Odessa. She is living in the village Nerubaiske, Odessa Region. Four years ago her sister Victoria got the best place for Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest when she came 2nd. Her talent was first discovered in 2009 when, at the age of 6, she appeared on the second season of Ukraine's Got Talent with her older sister Victoria "Vika" Petryk, who represented Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008, finishing in second place. Even though Anastasiya was only supporting her sister backstage, the judges invited her to sing a song with her sister Victoria. After singing I Love Rock 'N' Roll, they were invited to participate the show together, reaching the semi-finals. That year she also won the first prize in the "Moloda Halychyna" and second prize in the "Black Sea Games 2009". In 2010, at the International Popular Music competition "New Wave Junior 2010" held in Artek, Ukraine, Anastasiya won the first prize in the younger age group (8 to 12 years old). Her sister Victoria won in the older age group. In 2012, Anastasiya won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "Nebo". She set new records from both largest winning margin in Junior Eurovision with 138 points, (35 points ahead of 2nd. place) and largest percentage of 12-point scores, being awarded 12 points by eight countries out of eleven countries plus an international jury that could vote for her.