Sofia Tarasova

Sofia Tarasova

Sofia Tarasova in 2016
Background information
Birth name Софія Тарасова
Sofia Tarasova
Born (2001-03-31) 31 March 2001
Kyiv, Ukraine
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present

Sofia Tarasova (Ukrainian: Софія Тарасова; born 31 March 2001) is a Ukrainian teen singer and actress. Tarasova represented Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with her song "We Are One". She placed 2nd with 121 points.

Early life

Sofia Tarasova was born on 31 March 2001 in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Tarasova is a child singing prodigy, who began to sing at the age of two and a half when she was admitted to the Rheingold M. Gliere Music College in Kiev. When Tarasova was four, she was admitted to the Academy of Arts where she chose to study music, dance and art, because she is a talented painter as well as a singer. Tarasova entered "Chunga-Chunga" show theatre at six and has since performed in several musicals, Gerda in the Snow Queen being her favourite role. Tarasova also takes piano lessons and performs in films. At ten, she entered the "Paradiz" centre, where she currently practises her singing, acting and hip hop skills.

Musical career

2012: The Voice of Ukraine Junior, Junior Eurovision 2012 and Euro Pop Contest 2012

In 2012, Tarasova won "The Voice of Ukraine Junior", the children's edition of the Ukrainian version of The Voice and on the same year, she also took part in the Ukrainian national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "Zhityeviy Pazl" (Puzzle of life), but was not chosen to represent the nation.[1] Tarasova also represented her country for the first time at the Euro Pop Contest, a singing contest held in Berlin, Germany that has a similar format to the Eurovision Song Contest.[2]

2013: New Wave Junior, Eurovision Music Academy and Junior Eurovision 2013

Sofia Tarasova during a rehearsal at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013

Tarasova won the VI International Pop Performers Competition "New Wave Junior" in 2013 and on the same year, she also won the "Eurovision Music Academy".[1] On 2 August 2013, Sofia competed in the Ukrainian selection for the 2013 contest with her song "We Are One," finishing first in a field of 20 candidates, winning the right to represent her nation.[3] Tarasova's song placed 2nd with 121 points.

2014: Ver' me and Euro Pop Contest 2014

Sofia Tarasova performing at the Euro Pop Contest 2014

In late April 2014, Sofia Tarasova released a new original song called "Ver' mne" (Believe me).[4] The music video was released on 21 May 2014. Tarasova was chosen to read the points for Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Marsa, Malta on 15 November.

Tarasova competed for the second time at the Euro Pop Contest and on December 1, 2014, she won first place for the 10-13 category.[5]




Year Title English Translation Album
2012 "Zhityeviy pazl" Puzzle of life Non-album singles
2013 "We Are One"
"Zminyty vse" To change everything
"Bryunetki krasche" Brunettes are more pretty
2014 "Ver' mne" Believe me
"Happy End"
2015 "Vos'moe chudo" Eighth wonder
"Neba dozhdi" Heaven's rain
2016 "Letet' vysoko"[6] Fly high
Year Title English Translation Album
2014 "Mir bez voyny"(with Republika Kids and Open Kids) World without wars Non-album singles

Music Videos


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  2. "Sofia Tarasova - Baby (EPC 2012)". 28 November 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  3. "Sofia Tarasova wins in Ukraine".
  4. Parker, Steph (23 May 2014). "Sofia Tarasova – Ver' Mne / Believe Me". Stephpar Songaday. Retrieved 21 October 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  5. "EPC 2014: Die Gewinnerliste". 1 December 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014. External link in |website= (help)

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