In 2017, a record number of songs and romances were sent to the contest - 545! Applications came from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kazan, Simferopol, Krasnodar, Tyumen, Kemerovo, Ufa, Orenburg, Voronezh, Sochi and many other cities and regions of Russia. And also from Armenia, Ukraine, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Germany, USA, Canada, Israel.
The final round of the competition took place on October 9 at the Theater named after Arkady Raikin. Twelve works that passed a rigorous selection of the first and second rounds were performed by famous Petersburg soloists, accompanied by a pop - symphonic ensemble.
The final concert was attended by: the finalist of the Main Stage project Anna MALYSHEVA, twice winner of National theater award «The Golden Mask» Manana GOGITIDZE, Mikhail LUKONIN, musical artists: Honored Artist of the Republic of North Ossetia - Alania Elena GAZAEVA, Vera SVESHNIKOVA, Nikolai GORDEEV Igor KROL, as well as: Julia OSORGINA and Taisiya KALINCHENKO.
in 2017 by a general vote of the jury it was decided not to award a first prize
2nd Prize is divided between:
Sergey LITOVSKIH (Ekaterinburg), «Long Autumn» (words of the author)
Juliana DONSKAYA (Moscow), «City Lights» (words by E. Muravyov)
Sergey GRINBERG (St. Petersburg), «Italian Bridge in St. Petersburg» (words by T. Kalinina)
Dmitry ZUBATENKO (St. Petersburg), «Cornflower Waltz» (words of the author)
Vyacheslav OSMININ (Moscow)
Igor VOLKOV (Moscow)
Dmitry KOVZEL (St. Petersburg)
Maxim LEONIDOV - chairman of the jury, actor
Vadim BIBERGAN - People's Artist of the Russian Federation, composer
Sergey SKRIPKA - People's Artist of Russia, conductor
Sergey BANEVICH - Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, composer
Marina LANDA - TV presenter, composer
Stanislav VAZHOV - Laureate of the Russian National Theater Award «Golden Mask», composer
Manana GOGITIDZE - twice laureate of the Russian national theater award «Golden Mask», singer and actress
Konstantin UCHITEL - musical critic, producer