This afternoon, Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2022 national final took place. Zlata Dziunka won with the song “Nezlamna”, they will now represent Ukraine at Junior Eurovision 2022 in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on December 11th.
Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2022 selection Results
Four songs competed in this afternoon’s national selection. Ukraine became the fifth country to select its artist for Junior Eurovision 2022, alongside Georgia, North Macedonia, Kazakhstan, and Portugal. Ukraine however is the first country to select the song that will represent them in Yerevan. The songs that competed and the results of the national selection were as follows:
|Sofia Artemenko and DJ Polіnka||“Zamovliannia” (Spell)||4||5||9||Tie-Breaker|
|Zlata Dziunka||“Nezlamna” (Unbreakable)||5||4||9||Tie- Breaker|
|Yelyzaveta Petruk||“Pisnia Pro Lelechat” (The Song about Baby Storks)||1||2||3||Eliminated|
|Daria Rebrova||“Paporpti Kvitka” (Fern Flower)||3||3||6||Eliminated|
|Diana Stasiuk||“We Are The Future”||2||1||3||Eliminated|
At the end of the jury and online voting there was a tie for first place. For the tie to be broken Sofia Artemenko and DJ Polіnka and Zlata Dziunka sang a part of their song acapella live, then the jury voted on which song would advance to Junior Eurovision 2022. The jury decided that Zlata Dziunka would sing her song “Nezlamna” at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2022 representative was selected by the audience and the jury (which was selected by the public.) consisting of Krystyna Solovii, Myroslava Salii and Anzhelika Rudnytska, with the selection being hosted by Timur Miroshnychenko.
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 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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