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Ukraine selects 15 national finalists

Last weekend, NTU's studios hosted a semifinal in which those who had submitted applications were invited to perform in front of a jury. The jury, composed of Mykhailo Nekrasov, Anastasiya Petryk, Anzhela Kopotia, and Ruslana Pysanka listen to many songs and ultimately chose 15 acts for the national final.

"Our task was to select 15 finalists and we’d like the representative of Ukraine at Junior Eurovision 2015 to be strong, competitive and to show Europe that our country is very strong and rich in talents!” – said Mykhailo Nekrasov, one of the jury members. “I am really grateful to the NTU that they managed to find strength and energy to arrange a real festival for children in such a difficult for the country time.”

The 15 artists selected are:

Katrina Hannah (Kyiv) 
Mariia Karogodska (Kyiv)
Nazarii Stinianskyi (Vinnutsia)
“Fresh” (band) (Ivano-Frankivsk)
Anna Trincher (Kyiv) 
Anastsiia Tkachuk (Ivano-Frankivsk)
Sofiia Dobryvechir (Kyiv) 
Alisa Panchuk (Kyiv) 
Nina Boikova (Kyiv)
 Show-band "VoiceLand" (Kyiv)
 “Zabava”(band) (Kyiv)
Viktoriia Sviatogor (Kyiv)
Alina Valuiska (Lugansk)
Iaryna Taras  – (Ivano-Frankivsk)
Sofiia Iaremova (Kyiv)

The National Final that is scheduled to take place on 22 August at the Beach Complex “Olmeca Plage” in Kyiv. It will be shown live UA:Pershyi.