Eva Rivas, Golden Voice of Rostov-on-Don
Eva Rivas is a Russian-Armenian pop-singer and beautiful girl. Her real name is Valeriya Reshetnikova.
The girl was born on July 13, 1987 in Rostov-on-Don. Her father, Alexander Reshetnikov was born in Vladivostok, Russia and her mother, Piruza Reshetnikova-Tsaturyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia.
Eva’s stage name is her great-grandmother’s real name.
Eva started her musical career at school. She was a soloist of “Arevik” ensemble. As a member of the chorus, she sang both classical and pop songs, as well as Russian and foreign compositions. The ensemble was the winner of the annual municipal and regional amateur art competitions.
In 1997, “Arevik” was awarded the title of “People’s Ensemble”. As a soloist Eva won the Grand Prix at Junior Song Competition “The Scarlet Flower”.
In 1999, Rivas won two silver medals presenting an Armenian song from the repertoire of Rosi Armen at the First Russian Delphic Games in Saratov.
In 2000, the ensemble was awarded the title “Team of the Year”.
In 2003, Eva became the first laureate of the All-Russia competition of patriotic songs, which was organized by Nadezhda Babkina.
The girl graduated from Image-Elite beauty school and became one of the leading models of the same agency. Eva was titled “Little Miss Rostov” twice. At the age of 13, with height 180 cm (now she is 193 cm) beyond any rules the girl received permission to participate in the adult contest “Beauty of Rostov” and received the title of “Miss Talent”. She also took part in competitions and fashion shows throughout Russia.
In 2004, Rivas entered the Rostov State University, Faculty of Economics, Department of World Economy and International Relations.
In 2005, the beautiful girl won the title of “The Golden Voice of Rostov-on-Don”, “Miss Pearl of Don”, and the title of “Vice-Miss Caucasus”.
Rivas won first prize in the annual contest “Song of the Year of Armenia”, which was held in Moscow in the State Kremlin Palace. There she met her future producer Valery Saaryan.
In 2007, the singer won the third place at the song contest “Five Stars”, which was held in Sochi.
In 2008, she started working in the Moscow production center “Armenia Production”.
In 2010, Eva Rivas took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo with the song “Apricot Stone” by composer Armen Martirosyan and songwriter Karen Kavaleryan. Apricot is the symbol of Armenia (Latin – Armeniaca), which symbolizes Armenians’ nostalgia for the homeland in the song. Rivas took the 7th place.