With the submission for Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision selection due to close on August 31st, UA:PBC has opened the voting for who will make up the jury that will help decide’s Ukraine Junior Eurovision representative for Yerevan.
Voting is open until the 6th of September
The voting to select the jury for Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2022 selection is now open and will close on the 6th of September. You are able to cast your votes for the three jurors right here.
Those in the running to be in Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision Jury are as follows:
- Vlad Darwin is a songwriter and performer, producer, initiator of #ThePowerOfHopeUkraine project with Eurovision stars. His songs are in the repertoire of Ukrainian performers. Winner of national awards, including YUNA.
- Sofia Ivanko is a singer and songwriter. She represented Ukraine at Junior Eurovision 2019 and participated in The Voice. Kids. She has released 1 album and 5 singles. She performs abroad to support Ukraine.
- Serhii Kein is a musical journalist with 15 years of experience, a publicist and consultant to performers and brands. He has cooperated with leading Ukrainian media and Deezer streaming platform.
- Mykhailo Klymenko is a songwriter, composer, and musical producer. He is the frontman of ADAM band. He took part in writing songs both for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and the Eurovision Song Contest for a few times.
- Darina Krasnovetska represented Ukraine at Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. She won Black Sea Games festival twice. She was awarded the titles of Person of the Year and Pride of the Nation. Her debut album is called Inside.
- KRUTЬ is a singer, bandura player, and composer. She got to the final of the Eurovision 2020 national selection. She participated in The X-Factor project. She released a debut album Arche and a mini album Albino.
- Tonya Matvienko is a Merited Artist of Ukraine. In 2011, she was a runner-up in The Voice. She has an authentic voice tone. The geography of her tours encompasses dozens of countries around the world. She released 2 albums and 25 individual singles.
- Anzhelika Rudnytska is a Merited Artist of Ukraine, TV anchor, painter, founder of Terytoriia A art agency. She initiated a number of festivals and art projects. She received a few state awards and badges of merit.
- Myroslava Salii is a co-founder of Pravytsia children folk studio and a teacher of modern vocals with 15 years of experience. She won the award of Chervona Ruta festival. In 2015-2020 she was a leader of Pravytsia band.
- Khrystyna Soloviy is a singer and songwriter. She has won a lot of awards, including YUNA. Her debut single Trymai was in the top of Ukrainian music videos on YouTube. She released 4 studio albums and 11 singles.
When the voting closes, the three candidates with the highest votes will be selected. UA:PBC will require those selected to sign an agreement. If someone is not able to sign an agreement, the next candidate within the ranking will be selected. Once all of the candidates have signed the agreement UA:PBC will publicly reveal the jury.
Mykola Chernotytskyi, the Head of Suspilne Managing Board, mentioned the following upon the opening of the vote:
This year, we added an opportunity to vote for the jury members of the Junior Eurovision national selection. The three selected members will not merely evaluate the young talents. Their professional assessment will decide which song will represent Ukraine on the international stage. The viewers’ voting is always a challenging and very responsible part of contests. We initiate such voting at Suspilne for the first time and hope that such viewers’ engagement in the Eurovision selection will make a good tradition
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.
Are you happy to see that Ukraine will be using a National Final to select its representative? Who would you like to see represent Ukraine in Yerevan? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we prepare for Junior Eurovision 2022!
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