With Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision National Final getting closer, UA:PBC has revealed who will be hosting the National Final this weekend. TV host Viktor Diachenko, alongside Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2018 representative Darina Krasnovetska, will be guiding you through the show, which has now been moved a day later on October 24.
About Viktor and Darina
Out of the two hosts, the one that stood out the most is Darina Krasnovetska, who represented Ukraine at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk with her entry “Say Love”, which placed 4th overall with 182 points from the juries and online vote. Upon the announcement of her role, Darina mentioned that she cannot wait to find out who will represent Ukraine in Paris.
This is the first time I will be a TV hostess. I am a little nervous as it is something new for me, but I am sure that this will be an interesting experience. I hope that I will manage! I cannot wait to find out who will be representing Ukraine this year. I have no doubt that it is going to be a great representative!
Joining Darina on the show is Viktor Diachenko who is a morning show host on “Morning on UA:PBC”. he mentioned that it is a dream for him to host a Eurovision National Selection.
“I have dreamt of being on stage of the national selection for Eurovision, as probably any host in Ukraine. For me, it is a certain switch from the viewer to the process participant.
I have already started collecting information about the contestants: stories of achievements and dreams. I want to present each participant with as many details as possible, to show not only the contest song but also the personality to represent Ukraine internationally. We will give the viewers the feeling of personal acquaintance with the contestants.”
Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision National Final
12 finalists will be competing for the ticket to represent Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. 8 of the competing artists will be singing their original songs, whilst 4 of them will be singing the song “Save This World”.
- Arsenii Hryshchenko – “Redemption”.
- Anastasiia Doroshenko (Nana Do) – “Svit nadliudei” (The World of Super People).
- Daryna Zinchenko – “Save This World”
- Karina Kornuta – “Save This World”
- Daryna Kryvenko – “Kosy khmarochosy” (Skyscraping Braids).
- Angelina McFarlane (RREALINA) – “Angel of Light”.
- Veronika Morska – “Save This World”
- Yelyzaveta Petruk – “Save This World”
- Daria Rebrova – “Make Me Happy”.
- Sofiia Skvaruk – “Golden Time”.
- Mariia Tkachuk – “Pazly svitu” (Puzzles of the World).
- Olena Usenko – “Vazhil” (Leverage).
The next Junior Eurovision representative for Ukraine will be determined by 50% Jury Voting and 50% Online Voting and will take place on UA:Kultura on October 24
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)”. Oleksandr managed to place 7th receiving 106 points from the jury and online vote.
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News Source: UA:PBC
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