Ukraine: Public TV channel UA: KULTURA will hold a national selection to determine the Junior Eurovision 2021 hopeful
The public broadcaster, UA: Kultura, will hold a televised national selection show in order to determine the country's Junior Eurovision representative.
This will be the first time the country is holding a televised show since 2017, with the repspective terms and conditions of participation to be released shortly. UA: KULTURA will also broadcast the final of the children's song contest Eurovision-2021, which will take place on December 19 in the Paris.
The national final will see a total of 12 to 16 contestants and will include a video clip and a live performance of the Ukrainian competing acts. The next JESC act to travel to Paris will be selected on October 23, 2021.
" Children's broadcasting is one of the priorities of UA: KULTURA TV channel. We have a one-and-a-half-hour line of children's content that has been a success with viewers for over a year, and with full funding we expect to start our own production in the future. ambitious plans, as well as an important part of the mission of the Public, because thanks to the National selection we provide equal opportunities for all children of Ukraine to discover their talent, and in the future we hope to open new stars, as it happened in previous years DPKE " .
Ukraine in Junior Eurovision
Ukraine took part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2006. Their best result came in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 when Anastasiya Petryk won for Ukraine with "Nebo". Her sister Viktoria Petryk previously came 2nd at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with "Matrosy".
Ukraine has hosted the competition in 2099 and 2013, with Kiev being the first city to host the contest twice, while Ukraine was then the second country after the Netherlands to host the competition twice. In 2019 Sophia Ivanko represented the country with “The Spirit of Music”, which finished 15th with 59 points.
Last year Oleksandr Balabanov represented the nation in Warsaw with "Vidkryvai (Open Up)" which finished 7th with a total of 106 points in the overall score (7th in the jury voting & 6th in the online voting).
Image: JuniorEurovision.tv/ EBU / STIJN SMULDERS