Yesterday, NTU confirmed Ukraine’s participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016. They also revealed their plans for the national selection, which will decide the artist and the song that will represent the country in Valetta, at the end of the month of November.
Young and talented Ukrainian artists, between 9 and 14, can submit their songs until the 10th of August. On the 13th of August, a semi-final will be held in Kiev: a professional jury will choose the best songs and the national final will take place in September.
Last year, Anna Trincher represented Ukraine, in Sofia, with her song ”Pochny z sebe”. She finished in 11th place, with 38 points. Back in 2012, Ukraine won the contest with Anastasiya Petryk and the song ”Nebo”.
This year, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the capital city of Malta, Valetta, on the afternoon of Sunday 20 November, after Destiny Chukunyere’s victory in Sofia, last year. Malta also hosted this contest back in 2014.