Today, seven participating countries of the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest are having their second rehearsal. These are Albania, Ukraine, Malta, Italy, Serbia, Poland, North Macedonia and Portugal. The second up to complete their second rehearsal was Ukraine’s Zlata Dziunka!
In today’s rehearsal, the attending Press had the opportunity to watch the full rehearsals from these participating countries at this year’s Junior Eurovision. Before we find out what happens in Ukraine’s rehearsal today, you can find out how their first rehearsal went right here.
What happens during Zlata’s performance?
The perfromance starts off with a medium shot of Zlata standing on stage with a warm spotlight and wind machine being used, which then turns into a few panning shots of Zlata on stage going in both directions.
When we get to the chorus, we start off with a birds eye view, which then turns into a wider panning shots of the arena with Zlata in the middle of the stage. On the second verse, Zlata starts to walk around the stage more where we see her at the back of the stage, where she stays until the second chorus of the song takes place.
When we get to the bridge, we see the stage lights would flicker on the build up and flash as soon as Zlata manages to hit the high note. Zlata then stays on and sings her entry at the back until the end of the performance.
Throughout the perfromance, Ukraine uses warm lighting, and also uses the LED screen, where we see some of the lyrics of the song being shown on the screen.
You are able to watch a preview of Zlata’s performance right here:
About Zlata Dziunka
Ukraine’s Zlata Dziunka is fourteen, and no stranger to the stage–she has already performed internationally at Czechia’s Prague Arts Festival, Lithuania’s Zvaigzdziu Sonata 2022, and Poland’s Vistula Sounds 2022. Her song “Unbreakable” asks God what plans He has for her people and expresses her fears about the continuing war. Zlata comes from Rava-Ruska, in Lviv, in the west of Ukraine. Outside of singing, she plays the ukulele and likes to bake pastries.
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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News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU