Lerika in 2012
|Birth name||Valeriya Engalycheva|
7 April 1999 |
Olomouc, Czech Republic
|Years active||2004 - present|
Valeriya "Lerika" Engalycheva (Russian: Валерия Енгалычева; born 7 April 1999) is a Moldovan-Russian teen singer who represented Moldova in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "No-No", and Russia in the 2012 contest with "Sensatsiya" (Sensation).
Life and work
Valeriya Engalycheva was born on 7 April 1999 in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Engalycheva started to sing at the age of 4. She moved to Moldova, where her grandmother lives, at a young age and when she was 13 moved to Russia. Engalycheva participated in many singing competitions all over Europe including Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, Orpheus in Italy, New Wave Junior, and Kinotavrik.
2011-2012: The first young star to represent more than one country.
Engalycheva and her family moved to Russia in January 2012, where they became nationals. On 1 December 2012, she represented Russia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with her song "Sensatsiya" (Sensational), which came in 4th place with a total of 88 points.
|2009||"Pogoda razgulyalasy" (Погода разгулялась)||Weather cleared up||Non-album singles|
|"Enigma lumini"||Enigma lights|
|"Moy okean" (Мой океан)||My ocean|
|2014||"Serdtse znayet" (Сердце знает)||The heart knows|
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