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Valeriya Engalycheva
Valeriya Engalycheva (Russia, JESC 2012).jpg
Lerika in 2012
Background information
Birth name Valeriya Engalycheva
Born (1999-04-07) 7 April 1999 (age 18)
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Origin Moscow, Russia
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004 - present
Website www.lerika.ru

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[edit]

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.

At age 12, she represented Moldova at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with her song "No-No," placing 6th with 78 points.

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.[1]



Year Title English Translation Album
2009 "Pogoda razgulyalasy" (Погода разгулялась) Weather cleared up Non-album singles
"Enigma lumini" Enigma lights
2011 "No-No"
2012 "Sensatsiya" (Сенсация) Sensation
2013 "Lyubov" (Любовь) Love
"Moy okean" (Мой океан) My ocean
2014 "Serdtse znayet" (Сердце знает) The heart knows


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