UA:PBC has taken the decision to change the format of its Junior Eurovision 2021 selection due to rising COVID-19 cases in Ukraine.
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the board of UA:PBC made the decision yesterday to change the format of its Junior Eurovision selection. Instead of a live concert with all participants performing live, all participants performances will be pre-recorded in the same setting. By pre-recording all of the performances the number of persons coming in contact will be minimised and provide the safest possible environment.
The selection show will still take place on October 23, with the participants performances being broadcast on the show on UA:Kultura. The acts taking part in the selection and their competing songs are:
- Arseniy Grischenko – ‘Redemption’
- Anastayia Doroshenko (Nana Do) – ‘Svit nadliudei’ (The World of Super People)
- Daryna Zinchenko – ‘Save this world’
- Karina Kornuta – ‘Save this world’
- Darina Kryvenko – ‘Kosy khmarochosy’ (Skyscraping Braids)
- Anzelina Makfarlein (RREALINA) – ‘Angel of Light’
- Veronika Morska – ‘Save this world’
- Yelizabeta Petryk – ‘Save this world’
- Darya Rebrova – ‘Make Me Happy’
- Sofia Skvaruk – ‘Golden Time’
- Mariya Tkachuk – ‘Pazly svitu’ (Puzzles of the World)
- Olena Usenko (Ellen Usenko) – ‘Vazhil’ (Leverage)
The winner of the Ukrainians election will be determined by 50% jury voting and 50% online voting. Online voting will require a Facebook or Instagram account.
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.