The music video for Sophia Ivanko’s “The Spirit of Music” has been released.
The official music video for Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision entry has been released today, featuring Sophia herself, as well as commentator and presenter of Eurovision 2017, Timur Miroshnychenko, and last year’s representative, Darina Krasnovetska. The video was filmed at the end of September in Kyiv by the Ukrainian broadcaster.
Who is Sophia Ivanko?
Sophia is 13 years old and comes from Kyiv. This year was her third attempt at representing Ukraine at Junior Eurovision. Last year, she was one of the ten finalists in the Ukrainian selection with the song “Chomu?” (Why?). Earlier this year, she took part in the fifth season of the Ukrainian version of The Voice: Kids, where she was mentored by Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala.
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.