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Ukraine gets ready for national final! 🇺🇦

05 October 2021 at 18:00 CEST
Oleksandr Balabanov from Ukraine - Junior Eurovision 2020 JSC UA:PBC / Anastasiia Mantach
Ukraine has announced exciting plans for a show to select their participant for Junior Eurovision in Paris on Sunday 19 December.
The finalists for Ukraine’s national selection show

Twelve finalists have been chosen to compete in a live televised national selection show on UA: KULTURA on Saturday 23 October.

The overall winner (decided by a mixture of professional jury scores and televotes) will jet off to Paris to fly the yellow and blue flag of Ukraine.

The lucky dozen are:

  • Anastasiia Doroshenko (Nana Do) – Svit nadliudei (The World of Super People)
  • Arsenii Hryshchenko – Redemption
  • Karina Kornuta – Song TBC
  • Daryna Kryvenko – Kosy khmarochosy (Skyscraping Braids)
  • Angelina McFarlane (RREALINA) – Angel of Light
  • Veronika Morska – Song TBC
  • Yelyzaveta Petruk – Song TBC
  • Daria Rebrova – Make Me Happy
  • Sofiia Skvaruk – Golden Time
  • Mariia Tkachuk – Pazly svitu (Puzzles of the World)
  • Olena Usenko (Ellen Usenko) – Vazhil (Leverage)
  • Daryna Zinchenko – Song TBC

Eight of the participants have qualified with original material, the other 4 will be assigned a new song shortly.

Clips of the songs and performances (including a great version of SHUM by 10 year old Veronika Morska) are available to watch on the official Ukraine Junior Eurovision Instagram account.

Tune in to UA: KULTURA on Saturday 23 October to find out who wins!

Who are your top three contestants? Let us know on the official Junior Eurovision Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook channels.