Anastasiya Baginska will announce Ukraine’s points at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC has revealed to Eurovoix.com that Anastasiya Baginska is the spokesperson for Ukraine at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus. Anastasiya represented Ukraine at last year’s contest in Tbilisi, Georgia. With her song “Don’t Stop”, she finished in 7th place.
The broadcaster also revealed the idea behind Darina’s staging this year:
The staging is intended to make the message of the song even more powerful. Darina is an ambassador of love calling on the people of the world to love one another. The megaphone helps Darina better reach the audience with her appeal and the graphical content supports the lyrics.
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.