UA:PBC have opened the selection process to find the song that will represent Ukraine in Junior Eurovision 2019. Just like last year, the whole selection is hosted online. Any interested parties will be able to submit their entries between July 8 – August 8, 2019.
Return to online format
The chairman for the organization committee, Alexander Koltsov, explains why they’ve decided to go with the online format again.
“Thanks to the online platform, everybody was able to join the selection, as the application rules did not require the visits of parents with children to Kyiv, and the technical requirements for the application did not include a significant investment.”Alexander Koltsov
Submitting an entry
If you are interested in submitting an entry, you can do so over at junior.eurovision.ua until August 8, 2019. In order to be eligible, you must:
- Be between the ages of 9 and 14
- Submit a live performance of the song, accompanied by a recorded instrumental soundtrack. However, there may not be backing vocals.
- Make sure the song does not exceed three minutes. Moreover, the song should not be commercially published or otherwise performed before May 1, 2019.
- Record a video answering two questions: “What is the victory for you?” and “What is Ukraine to you?”. Furthermore, you may talk about your family and hobbies as well.
Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Last year, Darina Krasnovetska represented Ukraine with the song “Say Love”. She finished in 4th place with 182 points. Ukraine has won the contest once, back in 2012 with Anastasiya Petryk’s “Nebo”. In addition, they also have two second place finishes – 2008 and 2013.
What kind of song would you like to see represent Ukraine this year? What’s your all time favorite favorite Junior Eurovision entry from the country? Let us know in the comments or on social media @ESCXTRA.