Maria Sur

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Maria Sur
Maria Sur in 2023
Maria Sur in 2023
Background information
Born (2004-12-31) 31 December 2004 (age 18)
Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
LabelsWarner Music

Maria Sur (Ukrainian: Марія Сур; born 31 December 2004) is a Ukrainian singer who lives and works in Sweden.[1] She is best known for participating in Melodifestivalen 2023 with her song "Never Give Up".

Life and career[edit]

Maria Sur was born in Zaporizhzhia. In 2022, she participated in the twelfth season of Holos Krainy, the Ukrainian version of The Voice. Following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sur and her mother fled Ukraine, and settled in Sweden.[2] Sur soon came into contact with singer Sarah Dawn Finer, which led to Sur getting to perform at a charity gala in solidarity with Ukraine, in Avicii Arena, Stockholm, where she performed the Destiny's Child song "Survivor".[3] She later signed a record deal with Warner Music Sweden.[4]

Sur participated in Melodifestivalen 2023 with the song "Never Give Up", finishing ninth in the final.[2] During the summer of 2023, Sur will be participating in the Diggiloo tour around Sweden.[5]



List of singles
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Never Give Up" 2023 17 Non-album single


  1. ^ Rakel Clinton Lucas (11 February 2023). "Maria Sur: "Jag förstår faktiskt inte hur jag har orkat"". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 1 March 2023.
  2. ^ a b Berglund, Björn (8 February 2023). "Maria Sur: Från kriget till Melodifestivalen". TT. Aftonbladet. Retrieved 1 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Maria Sur flydde kriget - får stående ovationer i Avicii Arena". Retrieved 1 March 2023.
  4. ^ Larsson, Ebba (17 June 2022). "Artisten Maria Sur flydde Ukraina – nu gör hon succé i Sverige". Expressen. Retrieved 1 March 2023.
  5. ^ "Artisten Maria Sur uppträder på vår scen". Retrieved 1 March 2023.
  6. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 11". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 18 March 2023.

External links[edit]

Media related to Maria Sur at Wikimedia Commons