Darina Krasnovetska has held her final press conference before she heads to Belarus for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
UA:PBC has held a press conference for Darina Krasnovetska ahead of her journey to Junior Eurovision. Darina who will be performing “Say Love”, spoke about her feelings ahead of the final on November 25;
Of course, there is a slight jitter before leaving. I worry not so much for the performance as for the flight, because I have never flown before.
While Darina may not be nervous about her performance, she also isn’t worried about who she is competing against in Belarus. Darina added;
I looked through the performances of each participant. I can’t say that I have a specific competitor, because each participant is interesting in its own way,
Also at the Press Conference, was Mikhail Klimenko, the co-author of “Say Love”. Mr Klimenko has high expectations for Ukraine in Minsk;
I hope and believe that we will win. But the most important thing to bring our message to the world is love is the only way that will save us all, we must go to it. If we do it coolly, truthfully, then victory will definitely be ours
Who is Darina Krasnovetska?
Eleven-year-old Darina Krasnovetska was born on 12th May 2007 in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. The young singer has been taking singing classes for over five years, and her other hobbies include travelling, contemporary dancing, painting, and playing the piano. Her greatest achievements in her career include participating in The Voice Kids in Ukraine, and winning the Black Sea Games two times.
In September this year, Darina and nine other artists took part in the Ukrainian Junior Eurovision selection show. In the end, Darina took the crown after the jury panel of music experts decided she would be the best candidate. She will compete this November with the song “Say Love”.
Ukraine debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and has competed in the contest ever since. To date Ukraine has only won the competition once. In 2012 Anastasiya Petryk won in Amsterdam with the song “Nebo”, she scored 138 points including eight sets of 12 points. Ukraine has hosted the contest twice, the first time being in 2009 and the second being in 2013 following their victory in Amsterdam.