Over the course of November and on the lead up to the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, we will be celebrating the countries that have participated at the Contest. Today, we celebrate Ukraine.
Ukraine debuted at the Contest in 2006, in Bucharest, Romania. Nazar Slyusarchuk finished in ninth place with his entry “Khlopchyk Rock ‘n’ Roll”, scoring 58 points. This included one set of twelve points from the EBU.
The most successful entry from Ukraine was in 2012, when the Contest took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Anastasiya Petryk finished in first place with her entry “Nebo”, scoring 138 points. This included nine sets of twelve points – from Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Israel, Moldova, Russia, Sweden, The Netherlands and the EBU.
The most recent Ukrainian entry was in 2019, when the Contest took place in Gliwice, Poland. Sophia Ivanko finished in fifteenth place with her entry “The Spirit of Music”, scoring 59 points.
This year, Ukraine will be represented by Oleksandr Balabanov with her song “Vidkryvai”. Will Oleksandr take Ukraine to their second victory?
Join us tomorrow and throughout November, as we celebrate the countries that have participated at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland