Maria Ermakova love for music and the pursuit of a goal
Although Masha practiced singing and dancing for three years, her love for music eventually took over dancing.
In 2017, Masha joined "The Voice of Children. Ukraine," her first significant challenge as a singer. She accompanied a friend during the audition, but eventually decided to participate as well. Masha delivered an excellent performance of Summertime and garnered more than 2 million views. It led her to the finals, where she performed "Run to You." The competition gave her a chance to explore Ukraine's rich musical culture.
Ruslan Kvinta, the music producer of the project, took notice of Masha's talent. In 2018, he composed a song for her to participate in the national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Belarus. Unfortunately, the jury decided that the song was not suitable for the competition. Nevertheless, Masha remained resolute and tried again in 2019. This time, she emerged as a favorite in Belarus but lost to another contender.
Despite the setback, Masha persisted in her passion for singing. In 2020, she was invited to participate in the D2D Destiny Foundation project, where she performed with the children of Eurovision and America's Got Talent winners and finalists, advocating for children with cancer.
However, in 2021, Masha faced another obstacle. Her grandmother, the one who first discovered her vocal talent, passed away. Masha was left with a choice: to honor her grandmother's dream or to forget about singing altogether. She chose the former and pushed harder towards her goal.
Listen to the music of Maria Ermakova on Spotify and Apple Music
In 2022, Masha participated in a Russian musical project, which gained over 50 million views across digital platforms. Today, she presents her latest cover of the song "Overjoyed" – the result of her unwavering dedication and love for music.