UA:PBC has revealed the seven jury members who will select the Ukrainian representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Poland.
The Ukrainian national broadcaster has revealed the seven jury members, who will select the Ukrainian representative at Junior Eurovision 2019. The jury is formed of both representatives of Ukrainian television, as well as music industry professionals. The jurors are:
- Oleksandr Koltsov – Singer and member of the UA:PBC board
- Alyosha – Represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo
- Adam – Singer and composer
- Tanya Sha – Singer and composer
- Oleksandr Stasov – Composer
- Oksana Skibinskaya – Head of Delegation
- Stanislav Medvedev – Head of Entertainment at UA:PBC
The Ukrainian selection process’ submission window is open until August 8. Anyone between the ages of 9 and 14 can register to take part in the selection at junior.eurovision.ua. They must then:
- Upload a video where the participant performs the song live, accompanied by a recorded instrumental soundtrack without a backing vocals.
- The song must not exceed 3 minutes in length or have been commercially published, or performed publicly before May 1
- Participants also need to film a video where they answer the following questions; “What is the victory for you?” and “What is Ukraine for you?”
At last year’s contest in Minsk, Belarus, the country was represented by Darina Krasnovetska with her song “Say Love”. She finished in 4th place, their best result since 2013.
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.