Oleksandr Balabanov has given his first live television performance of “Vidkryvay”.
Ukraine’s representative Oleksandr Balabanov gave his first live television performance of “Vidkryvay” on UA:PBC. The singer was interviewed on the public broadcaster just the day after he was confirmed as the Ukrainian representative for Junior Eurovision 2020. Watch the performance below:
Oleksandr is the first male singer to represent Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 2009 when Andranik Alexanyan represented Ukraine on home soil in Kyiv. He won the Ukrainian selection on the jury vote alone receiving 5 out of 8 jurors votes, while finishing 4th with the public vote.
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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.