Place of Birth. Education. Real name - Oksana Stefanovna Gritsay. Born in Burshtyn, Ivano-Frankivsk region.
In 2001 Oksana moved to Kiev and entered Kiev State College of Variety and Circus Art, to the department of pop vocals.
In 2007,chilas in Guildford academy in England.
Career. V 2002 she won the Black Sea Games festival in Skadovsk. In the same year, she signed a contract with producer Yuri Falesa (he had previously produced the singer Ani Lorak). Yuri Thalesa came up with Oksana Gritsay's stage name Mika Newton: Mika - from Mick Jagger (member of the "Rolling Stones" group), Mick Box (member of the "Uriah Heep" group), Newton - "new tone" in English.
Cooperation with Yuri Thales was interrupted in 2009. After that, Timofey Nagorny, the ex-husband of the gymnast Lilia Podkopayeva, became the producer of the singer.
February 26, 2011 Mika Newton with the song "Angel" won the Ukrainian selection for the next Eurovision Song Contest. The singer won in all three parameters - SMS voting, Internet voting and jury voting.
On May 12, 2011, Mika Newton performed under the sixth number in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf and won the right to participate in the final, which took place on May 14. In the final of Eurovision-2011 with the song "Angel" Oksana took 4th place, gaining 159 points, she was helped by Ksenia Simonova with sand animation.
After Eurovision, she left for California, planned to live in the USA until 2013, "JK-music group" offered her and her producer Timofey Nagorny cooperation and promotion of the singer in the West. Musician Randy Jackson works with Mika. She lives in downtown Los Angeles in a rented three-room apartment and dreams of winning a Grammy.
Scandal. Immediately after the final part of the selection, a scandal broke out regarding the honesty of the event. In particular, Anna German, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, said that she intends to initiate the creation of a special commission that will check the preparation process and the course of the final selection of Ukraine's candidate for Eurovision. Anna Herman herself really liked the performance of the singer Jamala.
Personal life. In December 2018, she married the owner of the American modeling agency Saint Agency, Chris Saavedra.