As we get closer, to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, more and more countries continue to reveal if whether or not they will be participating in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Following their successful participation at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, with GO_A, UA:PBC has confirmed to Eurofestivales that they will be participating in this year’s contest.
Ukraine’s confirmation of its participation will see the Eastern European nation compete for the 16th time. It is yet to be revealed how they will be selecting their entry and representative for this year’s contest.
What we currently know about the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
After winning the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2020, it wasn’t long until it was revealed that the winning host nation; France, will be hosting the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In May 2021, it was revealed that Paris will be hosting this year’s competition in La Seine Musicale on December 19.
At the time of writing, the following countries have confirmed their participation in this year’s competition
- France – Host Nation
- The Netherlands
Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision Journey
In 2006, Ukraine made their debut to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with Nazar Slyusarchuk and the song “Khlopchyk Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Хлопчик рок ‘н’ ролл), which placed 9th. Since their debut, the Eastern European nation has participated 15 times, and even won once in 2012 with Anastasiya Petryk and her song “Nebo” (Небо).
In 2020, Ukraine selected its representative through a national final, where Oleksandr Balabanov won the right to represent the nation with “Vidkryvai (Open Up)”, which managed to place 7th receiving 106 points from the jury and online vote.
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News Source: Eurofestivales
Photo Source: EBU/Stijn Smulders