🇺🇦 Jurors for Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2023 selection revealed

🇺🇦 Jurors for Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision 2023 selection revealed

With less than a week to go until Ukraine selects its representative for Nice, UA:PBC has revealed the jurors that will be helping to select the country’s representative for Nice, after the online vote has concluded.

The three candidates with the most votes were selected

As we have previously reported, the candidates UA:PBC has put forward as jurors were as follows:

  • Jerry Heil
  • Mykhailo Klymenko
  • Ihor Kondratyuk
  • Kateryna Pavlenko (Monokate)
  • Eduard “DILYA” Pristupa
  • Pavlo Skorokhodko
  • Olena Usenko

The three candidates with the most votes were Ihor Kondratyuk (28.16%), Jerry Heil (24.93%) and ALYONA ALYONA (20.91%), with the selection managing to obtain 630,000 votes. Upon the reveal of the results, the successful candidates had the following to say:

Despite the war, constant air raids, bombing of cities and villages, blackouts and other troubles, Ukrainian children find the desire and effort to develop their talents. It is a great honor for me to choose among these best, brightest stars, a representative from Ukraine for Junior Eurovision 2023

Ihor Kondratyuk on being selected as a juror

In today’s reality, it will be very difficult to choose a winner. We are all on the edge of nervous tension. Every child will believe that it is his song that should represent Ukraine in the competition — and everyone will be right! Because every child is now a voice of Ukraine. Because of the war, Ukrainian children grew up very quickly. The winner or the winner is a young talent whose pure voice combines childlike sincerity and an adult view of the world

Jerry Heil on being selected as a juror

For me, this is an opportunity to use the acquired experience, knowledge and skills in music to choose a worthy representative from Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It’s about connecting with society and the opportunity to contribute to the development of children’s talents. I want to be useful for our children, to be an inspiration for them, to motivate and encourage them not to be afraid. 

I won’t look for anything specific in the finalists, for me it works on a feel level. It is important that children be themselves and understand that they are going to the competition to represent our country to the whole world, so that they understand why they are doing it,

ALYONA ALYONA on being selected as a juror

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:

OrderArtistEntry (Translation)Writer
1Polina Babiy“Universe”Polina Babiy
2Anastasia Dymyd“Квітка”(Flower)Svitlana Tarabarova
3Anastasia Belibova“Сильна” (Strong)Anastasia Belibova
4Denys Hryschuk“Dance”Svitlana Tarabarova
53’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.

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.

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

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