Ukraine’s public broadcaster UA:PBC has posted songs of the five acts competing to represent Ukraine at Junior Eurovision 2022.
The Ukrainian national selection will be held live on Suspline TV on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 17:00 CET. International viewers will also be able to view the event live on UA:PBC’s Eurovision YouTube Channel.
Six girls aged 11 to 14 form the five competing acts (one duet and four solo artists). Their songs and the links on YouTube are as follows:
- Sofia Artemenko and DJ Polinka – “Order”
- Zlata Dzyunka – “Unbreakable”
- Elizaveta Petruk – “Stork Song”
- Darya Rebrova – “Fern Flower”
- Diana Stasiuk – “We are the Future”
Online voting has already begun and will close before the live show at 17:00 CET on September 18, 2022. The window will open again after the live performances for 15 minutes.
A combination of a panel of judges and the online voting will determine who represents Ukraine at Junior Eurovision 2022.
The three judges selected by Suspilne are folk singer Khrystyna Soloviy, Myroslava Saliy, and Anzhelika Rudnytska
Olena Usenko won Ukraine’s 2021 selection with “Vazhil,” whose lyrics are even more poignant now that we have seen what happened to Ukraine in February 2022 when Russia launched its invasion.
As she told junioreurovision.tv, “fill your life with beautiful moments, be yourself and be conscious of every moment of your life. Time flies, and life is the most important thing that we have. So we must value our life and live it as we believe is right.”
“Vazhil” ended up coming in 6th at Junior Eurovision 2021, which was won by Armenia’s Malena and “Qami Qami.”
Junior Eurovision 2022 will held on December 11, 2022, 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.
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