Earlier today, the European Broadcasting Union revealed that Ukraine will be in Minsk, for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. As Ukraine is not withdrawing from this year’s Contest, we now have a record-breaking 20 participating nations.
Ukraine initially withdrew from the Contest due to the lack of funds. This is still the case. A National Final will still be held, but instead of a traditional television broadcast, it will be shown online instead. In regards to Minsk, UA:PBC are relying on government funding to help with their participation.
Ukraine have participated every year since their debut in 2006. Last year, Anastasiya Baginska finished 7th with her entry “Don’t Stop”.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: EBU & Eurovoix