12-year old Michael Varosyan (MIKA) has been singing for almost half of his life, first getting involved with music aged just six! He studies music and vocals, and has participated in various international music events and competitions, returning home with prestigious prizes and awards.
In 2012 MIKA participated in the Armenian national selection for the “New wave” competition, and a year later took part in the “Golden Sparkles” music festival held in Varna. It was at this competition that he was awarded three prizes: second place in the performance competition, third place in the singing competition, and a special award for being ''The most attractive participant''. Then in 2014, MIKA was part of the 'Slavianski Bazaar' international competition held in Vitebsk, Belarus, where he represented Armenia and came away with third place.
Back in Armenia, MIKA, started a television career in 2014, and currently hosts a show called "Puzzle". When he's not singing or presenting, MIKA loves to play the piano and dance to songs of Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars as his favourite artists. He also released a cover version of Heroes, the winning song form this year's Eurovision Song Contest!
"I’ve always loved the Junior Eurovision and I’m very excited to represent my country in Sofia this year! I’ve participated in three national selections, and only the fourth time was my lucky charm! I think that this contest is a great place to share my music, and meet all the amazing and talented kids from different countries. I’m sure I’m going to make a lot of new friends! Also, my mum’s birthday is on 21 November, the day of the contest, so I really should do my best to make her proud!" says MIKA.