🇺🇦 Ukraine opens submissions for Junior Eurovision 2023 selection

🇺🇦 Ukraine opens submissions for Junior Eurovision 2023 selection

After confirming their participation for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine has started its search for Zlata Dziunka’s successor as they open the submissions for its Junior Eurovision 2023 selection.

Submissions open until July 9

Those who are interested in participating in the Ukrainian selection, can do so by submitting a form on junior.eurovision.ua, and have until the 9th of July to submit their application. Suspline was due to open the selection earlier on. However, it was postponed due to a cyber attack on Suspline.

Those interested in submitting an entry should submit two live video performances, which should be a cover of a popular song and an original song (if available) or two covers in different styles. If an applicant makes it to the final and they do not have an original song, Suspilne will provide them with a song.

In addition to this, Suspilne has also confirmed that it will be working with singer-songwriter Svitlana Tarabarova, who will be the music producer for Ukraine’s participation in the contest this year. Svitlana had the following to say on their appointment:

Many of our children have lived through the horrors of occupation, evacuation, and shelling, so giving them a sense of normal life and the opportunity to show their talents is essential. My aim is to heal children’s souls through music. It is an honor for me to become a music producer of the Junior Eurovision National Selection at Suspilne Ukraine this year. I will do my best to make sure that all talents are heard and the best one represents our country in France

After the submissions have been evaluated, a list of 10 participants, to be revealed by the 13th of July, with auditions to be held after this date. Professional advice would then be given to the music producer at the auditions, with an expert panel being form, which includes three music industry representatives.

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 16 times, and even won once in 2012 with Anastasiya Petryk and her song “Nebo” (Небо).

In 2022, Ukraine selected its representative through a national final, where Zlata Dziunka won the right to represent the nation with “Nezlamna”, which managed to place 9th receiving 111 points from the jury and online vote.

Are you happy to see Ukraine participating at Junior Eurovision this year? Who do you think should succeed Zlata in Nice? Are you excited for Junior Eurovision 2023? Are you hoping to attend the contest in Nice? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow That Eurovision Site on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

News Source: UA:PBC

Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU

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