UA:PBC, the national broadcaster of Ukraine, has confirmed their participation for Junior Eurovision 2022 – due to be hosted in Yerevan, Armenia. As well as this, the broadcaster has opened its submission window for its upcoming national final, which is due to be held in September.
Ukraine begin JESC 2022 search
As countries slowly begin to announce their artists taking part in Yerevan this December, Ukraine becomes the latest nation to confirm their plans. UA:PBC will select their entry via a national final. The submissions window is currently open and will close on August 23.
To apply, entrants must be aged between 9 and 14 and be either a citizen or resident of Ukraine. More information for applicants, including the form, can be found here.
A date for the selection has not been announced, but it is slated for September.
Junior Eurovision 2022
The 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held on December 11th in the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex in Yerevan, Armenia. This will be the second time that Yerevan will host the competition, after their previous hosting in 2011. So far a total of 15 countries have declared interesting in participating.
- Armenia (Host)
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- North Macedonia – Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska
- Portugal – Nicolas Alves
Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Back in 2006, Ukraine made their Junior Eurovision debut, finishing 9th with Nazar Slyusarchuk’s ‘Khlopchyk Rock ‘n’ Roll’. They have participated in every contest since then, and are one of the best-performing countries overall. This year will mark their 17th participation in the contest.
They won the 2012 contest with ‘Nebo’ by Anastasiya Petryk, whose sister Viktoria had come second at the 2008 contest. Although the winner of the junior contest doesn’t automatically host the following year, Ukraine hosted the 2009 edition. In fact, they have hosted the contest in Kiev’s Palace of Sports on two occasions now, in 2009 and then in 2013.
Last year Ukraine selected Olena Usenko with “Vazhil” for the Parisian final. During the contest she placed 6th overall with 125 points.
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