🇺🇦 UA:PBC launches national selection for Junior Eurovision 2021

🇺🇦 UA:PBC launches national selection for Junior Eurovision 2021

With the Junior Eurovision season in full swing, more and more countries are now in the process of selecting their representative and entry that they will be presenting in Paris. For Ukraine, UA:PBC has recently launched its national final. However, you haven’t got long as submissions are only open until September 19.

12 to 16 finalists to compete to represent Ukraine

UA:PBC is inviting interested participants to submit a video recording of them singing their own song or one of the following:

  • a Ukrainian folk song;
  • a song of one of the representatives of Ukraine at Junior Eurovision in 2015-2020;
  • a song of UA: PBC;
  • vocalizing.

Interested participants are able to send in their submissions to junior.eurovision.ua. Children aged 9 to 14, that are Ukrainian nationals or residents are eligible to participate in the national selection.

From the submission, 12 to 16 finalists that have complied with the national selection rules will be selected. The participants that submitted the performance of a non-original song at stage one of the selection will receive a new original song from UA: PBC for the final.

Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2021 representative will be decided by a televised national final by UA:Kultura which is currently set to take place on October 23.

What we currently know about the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Junior Eurovision 2021 will take place in Paris, France following Valentina’s victory in JESC 2020 with “J’imagine”. The contest will be held in La Seine Musicale on December 19th. 19 countries will be competing in the 19th edition of the competition:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bulgaria
  • France (Host)
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Ukraine

You can keep up with our JESC 2021 coverage here.

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.

Are you happy that Ukraine will be participating in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know in the comments below or on social media. Don’t forget to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ over at FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

News Source: UA:PBC

Photo Source: EBU / Stijn Smulders

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