After revealing the 11 finalists the next stage of Ukrainian national selection for Junior Eurovision 2020 included writing an original entry for the artists which applied with the cover and were selected to take part in the final. You can read about the 11 finalists here. The song which was chosen is “Hello” written by Marina Krut and Mykhailo Klymenko
When creating the song, we tried to combine Ukrainian ethnic hooks in words, and in music – a reliable sound that should sit in the ears of listeners. We were inspired by the best referees of songs we have heard in the history of EurovisionMaryna Krut
Nikita Achkasov was covering “My Oasis” and as his entry in the final he will be singing “Hello”. He is born in Kyiv. Student at the Kyiv school №328. Nikita is a participant in various charitable projects and winner of many national and international competitions, winner of the online charity award “Future of the Nation” Ukrainian People. He is known as a finalist of Fifth season of “The Voice Kids Ukraine”.
Darin Osman is Ukrainian-Egyptian singer and in her application she was covering “A Natural Woman”. Same as Nikita she got to sing the “Hello”. She was born in Cairo but at the age of 5 she moved to Ukraine, where she lives. Darin studies foreign languages and is engaged in acting. She tried herself as an artist and even won prizes at city competitions.Darin is actively involved in various projects and starred in music videos. Last year she recorded a song “Наш дім” as part of anti-bullying campaign.
The IV stage of the preselection starts from 5th of September and it will last til the 7th of September when the voting will take place, during which the jury and users of social networks will determine the winner among eleven participants.
All of the songs competing in the final of the national seleciton could be found on junior.eurovision.ua or on their official Youtube channel
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