Oksana Gritsay aka Mika Newton
Mika Newton (real name Oksana Stefanivna Hrytsay), born on 5 March 1986, is a Ukrainian singer from the city of Burshtyn. She leads a rock band whose other members are known as Uncle Fe, Snow, Andrew and "Loco" Vitalii. Their début album Anomaliya (Anomaly) was released in 2005. Mika Newton and her band emerged during a period in which international awareness of Ukrainian rock (and of the country itself) was assisted by the Orange Revolution of 2004 and the staging in Kyiv in 2005 of the Eurovision Song Contest. Mika Newton could become a partner of Ukrainian celebrities Potap, but the final choice was made for Nastia Kamensky. In memory of cooperation remained the song "Caught in" recorded for the album with Potapov "Warm River".
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During the second half of 2006 Newton recorded a second album in London.
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Newton has been singing since the age of nine. Her music and her choice of clothes and accessories are strongly influenced by punk and gothic styles. She has been likened to the Canadian singer/songwriter Avril Lavigne.