Ukraine: UA:PBC has received 118 applications for Junior Eurovision 2021
The Ukrainian national broadcaster, UA:PBC, has received a total of 118 applications for the Junior Eurovision 2021 national selection.
UA: PBC has received submissions by 118 young acts who ambition to represent the country at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris.
The applications are being now assessed by a special committee which will shorlist 12 to 16 acts for the national final not later than October 5. During this first phase the applicants performed cover or orginal songs.
Selected participants that had performed a song of their own in the first stage will receive a new original song in order to compete in the national final show. The final will be a televised show with the outcome to be determined by a professional jury panel (4 experts in the field of music and 1 representative of the Public) and an online public voting.
This year's JESC national final project is held under the organisation of UA: Kultura TV channel.
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).
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