The 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place in Kyiv, Ukraine after Anastasiya Petryk won the contest a year before with the song Nebo.
In Kyiv, Malta managed to win the contest for the first time. Gaia Cauchi conquered the hearts of the juries and the viewers at home with her song The Start. Host country Ukraine ended up in second place. Sofia Tarasova performed We Are One. Belarus's Ilya Volkov took third place with his song Poy So Mnoy