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Armenia’s Sona Rubenyan wins Audience Award at New Wave contest

Armenia’s Sona Rubenyan wins Audience Award at New Wave contest

July 28
Armenian singer Sona Rubenyan won the 6th place with 220 points as well as the Audience Award at the 13th New Wave international contest in Jurmala, Latvia. “Thank you for supporting me every minute and gifting me this victory,” she said in a Facebook post, addressing her fans. “I am sure I was the only participants with such a huge army of supporters.” Rubenyan was born in Yerevan in 1993. She graduated from Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory and participated in a number of Armenian TV projects. Georgia’s Nutsa Buzaladze won the contest, followed by Ukraine’s representatives Victoria Petrik and Vyacheslav Rybikov, who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.
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