Two special The Hope prizes

Vladimir Spivakov informed the public about two special Nadezhda (The Hope) prizes from the Panel of Judges when he announced the list of the finalists. They will be awarded during the Winners' Gala on May 15.

'I’d like to thank everyone who took part in Round 2 auditions', said Mr. Spivakov, 'we discussed with members of the Jury… special prizes — the Hope [prizes]… Because we have great hope for the young people. So, you just wait and see.’