After confirming that they will be participating in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, UA:PBC wastes no time and opened the submissions in the search for its representative for Yerevan. With the initial deadline about to come up, UA:PBC has extended the deadline until August 31.
Submissions are open until the 31st of August
Interested soloists and bands of up to 6 members that have an original song, can apply on junior.eurovision.ua, until the 31st of August. The interested artists must be between the ages of 9 to 14, with the entry being 60% Ukrainian as per the contest’s rules. The song also must not have been released before the 1st of May 2022.
Up to ten finalists will be selected from the submissions, as long as they meet the rules. UA:PBC has also confirmed that an online format will be used for this year’s national final.
Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision journey
In 2006, Ukraine made its debut in 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 2021, Ukraine selected its representative through a national final, where Olena Usenko won the right to represent the nation with “Vazhil”, which managed to place 6th receiving 125 points from the jury and online vote.
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News Source: UA:PBC
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