With her song ‘Colours Of Your Dream', Karina Ignatyan will represent Armenia. This is 'Going to Gliwice', our feature counting down to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on Sunday 24 November in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland.
Of her song, Colours Of Your Dream, Karina explains: "My song is about the dreams that fill our lives with love, joy and happiness. Dreams of becoming someone, doing something, making a difference. I believe the world is a white canvas and we are the ones who paint it with the colours of our dreams. It's all in our hands: if we can dream it - we can do it!"
Karina is 13 years old and was born and raised in Kaluga. She is currently enrolled at the 24th Gymnasium. In her spare time, Karina loves the piano and playing tennis.
Karina's friends and family always tell her that she is filled with joy and positive energy. "I guess that's because I'm always optimistic and very active in everyday life. I try to share the joy in everything I do - from spending time with my friends and family to singing, playing games, travelling and experiencing new cultures!"
Karina has participated in numerous international music competitions and festivals, including The Voice Kids Russia, New Wave Junior, Pokolenie Next, Miss Ethno 2019 and, of course, the Armenian national selection show Depi Mankakan Evratesil 2019.
Karina won Depi Mankakan Evratesil 2019, organized by public broadcaster ARMTV, after gaining the most points of the 10 finalists. The points were determined through a combination of public, international kids jury and international adult jury votes.