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Ukraine begins selection process for Junior Eurovision 2017

Ukraine broadcaster UA:PBC have confirmed their participation in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. From July 6th to August 6th singers aged 9 to 14 years will be able to submit their entries into the selection process. This will conclude with a final, with the winner determined by a jury and public vote.

Jury and public vote

On August 8th a semi final will be held for entries to perform in front of a jury, which will be broadcast on the UA:PBC YouTube channel. After this the date for the final will be announced, in which during the final the winner will be chosen by a jury and audience vote.
This will be Ukraine’s 12th entry into the contest, with their best result coming in 2012 when they won the contest with Anastasiya Petryk’s entry ‘Nebo’. Last year in 2016, Sofia Rol represented Ukraine with the song ‘Planet Craves For Love’ coming 14th in the contest.

Georgia will be hosting the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year on November 26, following their win in 2016. This is the first time Georgia have hosted the contest despite winning three times. The host venue will be Tbilisi Sports Palace.
What do you think of Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Contest? Would you like them to win again? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Tom O'Donoghue

Music photographer based in Somerset, United Kingdom. Photographer for London Eurovision Party.

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