With less than 24 hours to go, until Ukraine selects its Junior Eurovision representative for Paris, we receive bad news. RREALINA, who is due to be one of the participants in tomorrow’s national final with the song “Angel of Light” has been removed from tomorrow’s national selection, due to copyright issues with her song.
“I am so sad this has happened
Upon the confirmation of her non-participation at Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision final, it was revealed that RREALINA failed to obtain consent from the writer of the song to use “Angel of Light” in the competition. With the confirmation of her non-participation, UA:PBC thanked her for her repeated participation and invited her to try her hand at the Eurovision National Final for Ukraine. In addition, RREALINA commented on UA:PBC’s announcement on Instagram with the following:
Thank you very much! I am very sorry, and I am sad that this happened 😟😟I will return to the adult Eurovision wait ☺️💖
Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision National Final
11 finalists will be competing for the ticket to represent Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. 7 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).
- 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.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021
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 – TBC
- Armenia – TBC
- Azerbaijan – Sona Azizova
- Bulgaria – TBC
- France (Host) – Enzo – “Tic Tac”
- Georgia – artist to be decided 13th November
- Germany – Pauline with “Imagine”
- Ireland – Maiú Levi Lawlor
- Italy – to be decided during November
- Kazakhstan – to be decided on 6th November
- Malta – Ike and Kaya with “My Home”
- The Netherlands – Ayana with “Mata Sugu Aō Ne”
- North Macedonia – Cast of Dajte Muzika
- Poland – Sara James with “Somebody”
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
- Russia – to be decided on 30th October
- Serbia – Jovana and Dunja with “Children’s Eyes”
- Spain – Levi Díaz,
- Ukraine – to be decided on 23rd October
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)”. 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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