Junior Eurovision 2014: Nadezhda Misyakova "Sokol"
Fourteen year old Nadezhda Misyakova is from Minsk and is currently in ninth grade at school. She attends a gymnasium and a music school and enjoys playing the piano.
Her talent in performing and composing songs was evident at a very young age, and when she was eight years old she started getting vocal lessons as part the ensemble ‘Zaranak’ at National Centre for Musical Arts named after Vladimir Mulyavin. These days she sings and performs in thevocal studio of Vasily Senkov.
Nadezhda is no stranger to Junior Eurovision having already participated twice in the qualifying rounds for the Junior Eurovision. Her determination to achieve her dream of representing Belarus at Junior Eurovision resulted in her writing the words and music this year’s entry which was voted the winner.
The song, ‘Sokol’ is based on the beautiful Slavic fairy-tale ‘Finist the Bright Falcon,’ in which the heroine, a girl called Maryushka - is looking for a bird – the Bright Falcon, who eventually turns into a handsome young man. To find the Bright Falcon Maryushka has to wear out three pairs of iron shoes, break three iron staffs and tear three iron caps. After surviving these adventures Maryushka finds her true love and of course they both lived happily ever afterwards.