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Mariya Yaremchuk
Mariya Yaremchuk, ESC2014 Meet & Greet 01 (crop)
Mariya Yaremchuk (2018)
Background
Birth name Mariya Nazarivna Yaremchuk
Native name Марія Назарівна Яремчук
Also known as Maria Yaremchuk
Born (1993-03-02) 2 1993 (age 26)
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Occupation Singer
Website Official website


Mariya Nazarivna Yaremchuk (Марія Назарівна Яремчук; born 2 March 1993), also transliterated as Maria Yaremchuk, is a Ukrainian pop singer. Yaremchuk represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 held in Copenhagen, Denmark. She finished the 6th in the grand final out of 26 countries.

Biography

Yaremchuk was born in Chernivtsi and is the daughter of people's Artist of Ukraine and singer, musician Nazariy Yaremchuk. Yaremchuk's father died of stomach cancer when she was two years old. Yaremchuk has an older half-sister Vera from her mother's first marriage and two brothers by her father's side, Dmytro and Nazariy.

Yaremchuk considers herself an apolitical person, but in December 2013 she declared that she "in the elections and in general, morally, and as a singer" supported (the political party) Party of Regions.

Music career

2012: Holos Krayiny and New Wave 2012

Yaremchuk was a finalist of the TV project Holos Krayiny. She reached fourth place. In 2012 she represented Ukraine at the international contest of young singers "New Wave 2012", where she came in third. Yaremchuk was sponsored by Rinat Akhmetov during this festival. Akhmetov is friends with, one of the organizers of "New Wave", Igor Krutoy. Mariya also participated in Evrobachennya 2013 - Natsionalyni vidbir, the national final used for finding Ukraine's representative in the Eurovision Song Contest, where Mariya came fifth with the song "Imagine".

2013–present: Eurovision Song Contest 2014

On 21 December 2013, Yaremchuk won the Ukrainian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with her song "Tick-Tock". On 06.05.2014 was held the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest and Mariya qualified in the grand final. In the grand final she finished the 6th out of 26 countries.

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