The Ukrainian national broadcaster, UA:PBC, kicked off today the national selection process for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. 

UA:PBC, opened today the submissions window for the country’s Junior Eurovision 2019 national selection. Interest acts have a month up to August 8, for applying to represent Ukraine in Junior Eurovision at Gliwice- Silesia, Poland next November. Artists interested in submitting their application should be 9 to 14 years old must do the following steps:

  • Upload a video with a live performance of the song alongside with a recorded instrumental soundtrack without any backing vocals
  • The duration of the song must not be longer than 3 minutes or have been performed or published public before May 1. 
  • Candidates must film a video on which they must give answers to two question: “What is victory for you” and “What is Ukraine for you”

Any act that has performed in Crimea or Russia since the beginning of 2014 is not eligible to apply and will be removed from the national selection process in case such element is discovered afterwards. 

The national selection process will include to phases, the first one where all submitted song will be reviewed by a UA: PBC committee formed by 4 members of the national broadcaster and 3 from the music industry. This committee will shortlist down to ten the candidate song. In the second phase the seven member committee will review the 10 candidate entries in order to determine the next Ukrainian representative at Junior Eurovision 2019.

More details on the Ukrainian JESC 2019  national selection can be found here  

Ukraine in  Junior Eurovision

The country made its first appearance back in 2006 and from then on hasn’t missed a contest. In 2012 , Ukraine was crowned winner in Amsterdam, with  Anastasiya Petryk  and her song Nebo, reaching a total of 138 points and after receiving 8 set of 12 points. Ukraine hosted the contest not only in 2013 after its 2012 victory but back in 2009 also .

 The Ukrainian representative in  Junior Eurovision 2018 was  Darina Krasnovestka, with her song  “Say Love” which came 4th.