The Semi-final of the Ukrainian national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 will be held on 13 August at 10:30 (CET).
Young artists not only from Kyiv but from other parts of Ukraine will compete for the right to participate in the national final. Ukraine has been participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 2006 and has hosted the contest in both 2009 and 2013.
The finalists will be chosen by five jury members: Mariia Burmaka, a Ukrainian singer and composer, Svitlana Tarabarova, a Ukrainian singer, Valentyn Koval, director general of the Ukrainian music TV channels M1, M2, Vadym Lysytsia, a composer and producer, Viktor Knysh, a stage director of JESC-2013.
During the auditions the jury members will evaluate each contestant and the finalists will be announced on the official web-site: www.1tv.com.ua. They will compete in the National Final on 10 September. It will be broadcast live on UA:Pershyi.
Watch the selection live on the NTU YouTube channel.