Yesterday Ukraine decided to host their selection for Junior Eurovision 2022. Five songs competed and Zlata Dzyunka came out victorious with her song ‘Незламна(Nezlamna)’.
The show was organized by Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC and consisted of five participants who all tried to represent the country. The results were determined by a jury and a televote that each ended up giving points from 5 to 1 which gave the following results:
Sofia Artemenko and DJ Polinka – ‘Zamovlyannya’ – 4 Jury points + 5 public points = 9 points
Zlata Dzyunka – ‘Nezlamna’ – 5 jury points + 4 public points = 9 points
Elizaveta Petruk – ‘Pisnya pro Lelechat’ – 1 jury point + 2 public points = 3 points
Darya Rebrova – ‘Paporoti kvitka’ – 3 jury points + 3 public points = 6 points
Diana Stasiuk – ‘We are the Future’ – 2 jury points + 1 public point = 3 points
As you can see, there was a tie for first place. This tie was broken by the jury’s who decided together which of the 2 songs they preferred. This made Zlata Dzyunka the winner and here is her song ‘Nezlamna’:
Zlata Dzyunka will represent her country at Junior Eurovision on the 22nd of December in Yerevan. Last year’s edition was won by Armenia’s Malena and “Qami Qami.” The event will take place at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in Yerevan, Armenia. This is the same venue where Armenia hosted Junior Eurovision 2011, the year after their first victory.
Ukraine has been highly regarded at Junior Eurovision since their debut in 2006, winning once in 2012 with Anastasiya Petryk’s “Nebo” and coming in second on two occasions in 2008 and 2013.
Will #YOU be checking out Ukraine’s national selection for JESC 2022? Do any of these young acts sound like potential winners to #YOU? Let us know in the comments below, on our social media, or on our forum.