UA:PBC has announced that a total of 118 submissions were received to compete in the nation’s Junior Eurovision 2021 selection.
A total of 118 young singers have applied to compete in the Ukrainian national selection for Junior Eurovision 2021. The 118 submissions are currently being reviewed with a committee selecting between 12 and 16 finalists by October 5.
The singers that performed their own songs at the first stage of the national selection will receive a new original song from UA: PBC for the final.
The winner of the national selection for Junior Eurovision 2021 will be decided by the professional jury and online voting in the televised final on UA: KULTURA.
Ukraine finished 7th in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 scoring a total of 106 points. Oleksandr Balabanov was 7th with the juries scoring 52 points including 10 points from Poland and Russia, he then placed 6th in the online voting scoring 54 points.
Source: UA:PBC | Image source: EBU / STIJN SMULDERS
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.