Today’s video is a live performance by Sofia Tarasova, Galya Dubok and Marta Rak singing at the YUNA (Yearly Ukrainian National Awards) for services to music in 2013. The Awards were held on March 25, 2014 at the Palace of Ukraine under the slogan “Music Brings!”. It is a great and brave performance by these girls, considering the political situation currently in the Ukraine. The decision was made to continue despite the unrest to show that Life Continues.
The statement from YUNA, on their YouTube channel:
“For Peace and Unity , despite unrest in society and the difficult situation in the country , the organizers of the musical award YUNA, this evening reminded us all that life continues – we are proud of – our musicians, athletes , actors, poets , composers, our nation’s future – children, we – and the nation united Ukraine . Ukraine, get YUNAited!” (translated by Google Translate)
Sofia Tarasova (also known as SOFA) is a young Ukrainian singer. She represented the Ukraine in the 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) in Kiev with the song We Are One, where she fished in 2nd position. Earlier in 2013 she won the 2013 Junior New Wave contest. Today is Sofia‘s 13th birthday.
Galya Dubok is a young Ukrainian singer. She voiced Masha in the Ukrainian dubbed version of the Russian chidlren's cartoon series Masha i Medved' (Masha and the Bear).
Marta Rak is a young Ukrainian singer. She is an experienced participant at National and International singing competitions and festivals and has won the title of Young Miss Ukraine 2013. She was a member of the vocal trio Sympho-Nick with Sofia Kutsenko and Amalia Krymska, who represented Ukraine at the 2014 JESC with the song Pryyde Vesna (Spring Will Come).
All 3 girls are members of the Production Centre PARADIZ.
Zhizn’ Prodolzhayetsya [Life Continues] was originally sung by Ukrainian star Tina Karol after the death of her husband from stomach cancer when he was only 32 as she sings about Life going on despite hardship (you can view the original video by Tina Karol here).
In this version, Sofia Tarasova, Galya Dubok and Marta Rak give a very moving performance that brings the audience to their feet for a standing ovation. The emotion of the performance is so great that young Galya is so overwhelmed that tears interrupt her performance and Sofia and Marta finish the performance. Make sure that you have tissues ready as this performance will bring tears to your eyes and not understanding the words won’t help keep your eyes dry.
You can buy Tina Karol‘s version of Zhizn’ Prodolzhayetsya on iTunes.
You can follow Sofia on Facebook, on vKontakte in her vKontakte group, on Instagram, on Soundcloud, and on her YouTube channel. You can buy her music on iTunes as София Тарасова, and as SOFA and on Google Play as София Тарасова and as SOFA (mixed with the US band Sofa). You can follow Galya on vKontakte, on her vKontakte group, and on Instagram. You can follow Marta on vKontakte, on Twitter, on Instagram, and on her YouTube channel.