The revamped ‘Vidkryvay’ has been released today having been official revealed on UA:Radio Promin.
The final version of the Ukrainian entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has been released today. The first official play of ‘Vidkryvay’ took place this morning on UA:Radio Promin, with the song now on the playlist of the station.
The song has undergone changes to its backing track and the production values of the song have been increased since the Ukrainian selection at the start of September.
The message of his song is:
About moving, discovering the world, getting off the couch and doing something for yourself and others. And then everything will be better
Who is Oleksandr Balabanov?
Oleksandr Balabanov was born in Donetsk, Ukraine, and began singing when he was young. At the age of 4, he joined the children’s folk singing group, before moving to the Ukrainian capital at 8 years old. Since the move, he began taking vocal classes.
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.
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.