Today, the remaining ten participating countries of the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest are having their second rehearsal. These are Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Albania, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Serbia, Russia, and France.
In today’s rehearsal, the attending Press had the opportunity to watch the full rehearsals from these countries. Before we find out what happens in Ukraine’s rehearsal, let’s see how their first rehearsal went.
What happens during Olena’s performance?
At the beginning of the performance, Olena is seen in the middle of the stage, with a spotlight on her in all directions. We then see a very bright orange background on the screen. In the middle part of the song, the background is turned off, and the spotlights flash around while Olena sings in the middle of the stage,
In the bridge of the song, the LED floor lights up, and as the song builds up, the background turns bright orange, up until the end of the song.
You are able to see a preview of the performance right 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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