With less than a month to go until Ukraine selects its Junior Eurovision 2023 representative, it has been announced that Timur Miroshnychenko and Anna Tulieva will host the selection on October 1.
Two hosts with Eurovision experience
Both of the hosts of Ukraine’s selection have rich experience in terms within the Eurovision world; Timur Miroshnychenko hosted Eurovision in 2017, and is a regular commentator for Ukraine in both Eurovision and Junior Eurovision. For 2023, Timur was one of the hosts of the Turqouise Carpet in Liverpool.
Anna Tulieva has been prominent in bringing the online coverage of Ukraine’s participation in both Eurovision and Junior Eurovision by bringing the Ukranian viewers behind the scenes on the delegations social media accounts.
Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2023 selection
Five young artists will be competing in order to represent Ukraine at Junior Eurovision 2023 in Nice. The competing artists, the title of their entry and the respective songwriter are as follows:
|1||Polina Babiy||“Universe”||Polina Babiy|
|2||Anastasia Dymyd||“Квітка”(Flower)||Svitlana Tarabarova|
|3||Anastasia Belibova||“Сильна” (Strong)||Anastasia Belibova|
|4||Denys Hryschuk||“Dance”||Svitlana Tarabarova|
|5||3’Beauties||“Power of Love”||Svitlana Tarabarova|
As they have done over the previous years, Ukraine will be selecting their representative via a mixture of Jury and Audience Vote. The Ukrainian public will once again choose the jurors for the show, with the candidates and voting details to be revealed on a later date.
Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2023 selection will air on October 1, at 18:00 on the Suspilne Kultura TV Channel and Website; on the junior.eurovision.ua website; and Eurovision Ukraine’s Facebook page and Youtube channel.
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.
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