Katya Ryabova, young singer
Katya Ryabova is a Russian singer.
Ekaterina was born on August 4, 1997 in the small town Schelkovo not far from Moscow. Then her family moved to the town Yubileiny of the Moscow region. The girl started singing when she was a little child.
She is also a member of the children’s vocal studio SvetAfor and takes choreography classes in the classic ballet studio Fairy-tale.
In 2009 Ryabova won the national final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and represented Russia at the Junior Eurovision in Kiev with the song Malenkiy Prinz (The Little Prince) where she became the runner-up of the show.
In 2011 she became the first returning artist in Junior Eurovision history, representing her country with the song Kak Romeo i Dzhulyetta (Like Romeo and Juliet) and placing fourth.
After her success at the Junior Eurovision Katya performed at some prestigious music festivals such as the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk and the New Wave Junior as a guest artist. One of the most memorable performances was her appearance in the anniversary concert of the famous Russian composer Aleksandra Pakhmutova in 2009. She played the role of Little Red Riding Hood in the musical Magical New Year.
Katya also became the face of the professional cycling team Katyusha.