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Nikolay Manolov (Bulgaria) and Nikolay Demidov (Russia) are the big winners of Discovery 2012
Winner is the song Angels




INTERNATIONAL PERFORMERS CONTEST
First Prize
Nikolay Manolov (Bulgaria)



The International Best Singer Contest presented 17 excellent performers from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Russia, Hungary, Italy, Cyprus, Ukraine, South Africa, Georgia, Moldova, Thailand and Kazakhstan. Among these professional singers stood out the Bulgarian performer Nikolay Manolov. He won both cheers of the audience and highest ratings of the jury with the song “Better” composed by Krassimir Gyulmezov and produced by the Bulgarian diva Lili Ivanova that brings him success at every competition. The second prize in the Best Singer Contest was shared by Greame Wicks (South Africa) and Vlatko Lozanoski – Lozano (Macedonia). The third place was for the Italian singer Guya Canino, who presented and R’n”B version of the rock hit “Stairway to Heaven”.



INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST
First Prize
Angels – mus., lyr. & arrang. By Nikolay Demidov, performed by Nikolay Demidov (Russia)



Very difficult for the Jury was also the International Best Song Contest. The First prize went to Nikolay Demidov (Russia), who is the author and performer of the song Angels. The Russian is known in his country also as actor in movies and series. The second prize was shared again – “Every day you are alive” performed by Greame Wicks (South Africa) and “Belive you” performed by the band Kiss Love Sex (Ukraine). The third place was for the Bulgarian band “Voice of Boys” with “Your tears only”.
Special guests of Discovery 2012 Festival were the Ex front man of Juriah Heep John Lowton in the first evening and the Moldavian pop dance trio SunStroke Project in the second evening. The concert of John Lowton shook the Drama Theater in Varna, where he presented his co-project with the Bulgarian author of rock music Milen Vrabevski and the audience sang with him the Juriah Heep’s hits Sympathy, July Morning, Free me.

The guest stars from Moldova were the big present from the organizers to the Bulgarian audience in the second festival evening. For an hour the public danced together with the magicians of saxophone, violin and the club sound from Sunstroke Project. The vocal Sergey Yalovitski, the violin player (and author of the music) Anton Rogoza and Sergey Stefanov, known as “Epic Sax Guy” presented a very unusual mix – disco music combined with classical violin, melodic saxophone and qualitative vocal.
Further guest on the Discovery 2012 stage were Leo Gee (Georgia) who exited the audience right away and the lady’ favorite Ceco the Elvis.

DISCOVERY 2012 PRIZES

INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST
First Prize
Angels – mus., lyr. & arrang. By Nikolay Demidov, performed by Nikolay Demidov (Russia)

Second Prize
„Everyday you are alive” – mus., lyr. & arrang. Tom Watkins (South Africa), performed by Graeme Wicks
„Believe you” – mus. & lyr. Genadii Lipatov, arrang. Kiss Love Sex, performed by Kiss Love Sex (Ukraine)

Third Prize
„Your tears only”, mus. & arrang. By Julian Nedev, lyr. Nedisslav Dragnev, performed by Voice of Boys (Bulgaria)
Best Arrangment
Marco Napoli (Italy)

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMERS CONTEST
First Prize
Nikolay Manolov (Bulgaria)
Second Prize
Vlatko Lozanoski – Lozano (Macedonia)
Third Prize
Guya Canino (Italy)

SPECIAL AWARDS

Awards of the Organizing Committee
Julia Rutskaya (Kyrgistan), Nikos Hadjisavas (Cyprus)

Award for Novelty
Boglarka Kiss (Hungary)

Award for Individualism
Marco Napoli (Italy)

Most Original Image
Kiss Love Sex (Ukraine)

Award for Most Charismatic participant
Edward Tatiani (Georgia)

Award for Best Show
Irina Tarasiuk & MC Gootsa (Moldova)

Award for Original performance
Seyran Babaev (Azerbajan)

Award for Versatile Talent
Nikolay Demidov (Russia)

Award for Best Country Hit
Daurenbek Mergaliev (Kazakhstan)

Award for Best Female Voice
Baya (Georgia) , Radostina Pavlova (Bulgaria)

Award for most perspective performer
Pathnitarn Sreeiams (Thailand), Visnja Kulisic (Serbia)

Diploma of WAFA
Kiss Love Sex (Ukraine)
Journalists’ Jury Award
-Voice of Boys (Bulgaria)



International Pop Music Festival *** DISCOVERY 2012
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