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Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)

Sofia for Ukraine: "It’s going to be a great Junior Eurovision!"

Sofia Rol will represent Ukraine in the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song Planet Craves for Love. Sofia co-wrote the gentle ballad which is a message of hope to the world. 

Sofia was upbeat when we met her after the second round of rehearsals. "Everything was just perfect, amazing, absolutely cool. We are very pleased with the changes that are done already", said Sofia. PBS and the Ukrainian team have worked hard to ensure that Sofia's performance is perfect on the night. "We still had some tiny moments today with the cameras and some lighting, but we think everything is going be completely right on Sunday", she explained. 

Like all the other participants, Sofia is excited about the show on Sunday. " I think it’s going to be a great Junior Eurovision!" she said. Sofia has also been partying at the Euroclub and getting to know the other artists. "We spend time together, relaxing, chatting, I'm really enjoying it!"

Ukraine has hosted the Junior Eurovision twice; in 2009 and 2013. Next year the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Kyiv.