Tbilisi 2017

Ukraine picks Anastasiya Bahinska for Junior Eurovision 2017!

After a 3-hour long show, Ukraine have picked their representative for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia. Anastasiya Bahinska will sing Ne Zupyniay for Ukraine!
Ten singers from all around Ukraine took part in the Ukrainian national final in Kyiv. The competitors had previously qualified from a semi-final earlier this month, with a variety of different musical styles.
After all the acts had performed, the viewers had voted, and the juries chose their favourite, the hosts revealed the winner. Anastasiya Bahinska’s Ne zupyniay, meaning ‘Do not stop’ will represent Ukraine in this year’s Junior Eurovision.

The national final

Ukraine selected their winnerusing a 50/50 combination of televoting and jury voting. The jury of musical professionals included: Vadym Lysytsya, Svitlana Tarabarova, Iryna Shvaydak, EL Kravchuk, and ROZHDEN.
The audience at the national final was made up of children from across Ukraine, proportional to the population of each oblast. So, the audience was a real representation of all of Ukraine!
The 10 finalists were:

  1. Veronika Kovalenko – In My Dream
  2. Polianna Ryzhak – On Your Way
  3. Duet “Hlamurchyk” – De ti i ya
  4. Sofia Lozina – Ya Viryu
  5. Sofia Bondarenko – Muzika tvoze dushi
  6. Anastasiya Bahinska – Ne zupyniay
  7. Fedir Sklyarenko – Davaye, spivaye
  8. Daryna Halitska – Yangoli
  9. Sofia Shkidchenko – Yodeley
  10. Nina Boykova – Dream is Near

What do you think? Was Anastasiya Bahinska the rightful winner of the Ukrainian national final? Are you excited to see her performance in Tbilisi? Let us know in the comments below!

Luke Malam

I've watched Eurovision for as long as I can remember, but my interest really built in 2008, after I decided to watch the semifinals online, out of boredom, before the final...I was blown away by the quality of the show and have been hooked ever since! I'm a competitive trampolinist and I love baking. I've also just completed a master's degree in Research Methods in Psychology at University College London.

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