Ukraine reveals Junior Eurovision 2021 national finalists

October 5, 2021


Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC have revealed the 12 acts that will be participating in Ukraine’s national final for Junior Eurovision 2021. The final will be televised live on October 23rd.

  • Arseniy Grischenko – “Redemption”
  • Anastayia Doroshenko (Nana Do) – “Svit nadliudei” (The World of Super People)
  • Daryna Zinchenko – song not confirmed
  • Karina Kornuta – song not confirmed
  • Darina Kryvenko – “Kosy khmarochosy” (Skyscraping Braids)
  • Anzelina Makfarlein (RREALINA) – “Angel of Light”
  • Veronika Morska – song not confirmed
  • Yelizabeta Petryk – song not confirmed
  • Darya Rebrova – “Make Me Happy”
  • Sofia Skvaruk – “Golden Time”
  • Mariya Tkachuk – “Pazly svitu” (Puzzles of the World)
  • Olena Usenko (Ellen Usenko) – “Vazhil” (Leverage)

The Ukrainian broadcaster received a total of 118 applications for this years Junior Eurovision Song Contest. These 118 songs were whittled down to just 12 by a selection committee. All of the finalists will be singing either their own compositions, or a song provided to them by the broadcaster.

Ukraine debuted in Junior Eurovision in 2006 with Nazar Slyusarchuk and his song “Khlopchyk Rock ‘n’ Roll”. They have won the contest once, in 2012, with Anastasia Petryk and her song “Nebo”. Ukraine have hosted Junior Eurovision twice – in 2009 and 2013, the contest came to Kiev. In 2020, the country was represented by Oleksandr Balabanov who sang “Vidkryvai”.

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