Who is Solomia Lukyanets?
Solomia Lukyanets is a Ukrainian opera singer who gained fame for appearing on ‘The Voice Kids Ukraine’ and ‘The Voice Kids Germany’. A native of Kiev, Solomia started singing when she was three years old. In 2004, she won her first international competition. In 2012, she successfully auditioned for the inaugural season of ‘‘The Voice Kids Ukraine’. She lasted up until the final episode and was eventually declared one of the two runner-ups. She later moved to Berlin, Germany with her family. Solomia has appeared on the German version of ‘The Voice Kids’ as well. She has been listed as the youngest performing opera singer in the Ukrainian Book of Records. She is quite popular on social media. She has about 56 thousand followers on Facebook and more than seven thousand subscribers on YouTube. For her prodigious musical skills, she is considered to be a phenomenon in the world of opera.
Rise to Fame
Solomia gave her blind audition in the pilot episode of the Ukrainian version of ‘The Voice Kids’. Performing Yma Sumac's 'Gopher Mambo', she got all three judges, Tina Karol, Oleg Skrypka, and Svitlana Loboda, to turn their chairs for her. On November 4, 2012, the competition show premiered to positive reviews. Like its UK and USA counterparts, the music competition reality show sought a potential singing sensation among the thousands of applicants.
After being coached by Karol, Solomia sang ‘Chornobrivtsi’ in the week seven and registered a win over her fellow contestants Polina Yugay and Valeria Khomenko. On episode nine, which aired on 30 December, Solomia sang ‘5th element’ and earned a place in the finals via public’s choice.
The final stage of the competition was aired on January 6, 2013. In round one, each remaining competitor performed a solo song. Solomia took the stage to sing Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ and progressed to the second round by public’s choice. In round two, she performed ‘Vyshe Oblakov’, which is a song originally sung by her coach, Tina Karol. However, Solomia eventually lost to Anna Tkach, who was declared the winner of the first season of ‘The Voice Kids (Ukraine)’.
After she moved to Germany, Solomia participated in the season three of ‘The Voice Kids (Germany)’. She gave her blind audition on this rendition of ‘The Voice Kids’ on an episode that aired on March 6, 2015. She sang ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ and all three judges turned their chairs. Solomia was eventually eliminated from the competition in the battle rounds.
The other accolades that she has accumulated in her fledgling career so far include the 1st place in the World of Talents (Kiev, Ukraine) in 2005, the 1st place in the World of Talents International in 2006, 1st place in the Magic Candle International in 2007, 1st place in the New Wave Junior in 2009, and the 1st place in the International Competition of young opera singers by Elena Obraztsova in 2010. Furthermore, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation gave her the “Pride of the Country” award in the “rare talent” category in 2010.
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Solomia was born on April 24, 2001, in Kiev, Ukraine, to Andrey Lukyanets and Aliona Blinova. She was raised in a musical family. Her father is a musician while her mother is a vocal coach. She began singing at the age of three under the tutelage of her parents. After spending her early life in her native country, she relocated with her family to Berlin, Germany, where she currently resides.