UA:PBC is to give Junior Eurovision its most extensive coverage to date with live broadcasts on three of the networks channels.
UA:PBC has confirmed that three of its channels will be airing the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 live from Minsk, Belarus on November 25. UA:FIRST, UA:Crimea and UA:Kultura will all be broadcasting the 16th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday. The Ukrainian commentator has yet to be confirmed
As part of the Ukrainian broadcasters coverage of the competition, all of the channels are airing the music videos of the twenty competing countries in this years competition. Furthermore from November 21 to 25, UA:FIRST will be airing daily diaries from the contest following Darina on her Junior Eurovision journey.
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.