The Ukrainian national selection for Junior Eurovision 2014 is in full swing. NTU has already selected 20 hopefuls to take part in the national final and is working under the preparation for the show which is traditionally held outside Kyiv.
This year the venue was chosen in the the National Carpathian Park, which is 920 meters above sea level, at the foot of Bukovel Mountain, a famous ski resort of Ukraine. So, an International children’s centre “Artek-Carpaty” is officially announced as a venue of the Ukrainian National Final for Junior Eurovision 2014.
All the finalists are supposed to stay in Bukovel for 2 weeks to be able to prepare for the National final properly. All the young artists will work hard with the choreographers, stage directors, vocal coaches and dancers during their stay in the children’s centre “Artek-Carpaty” to polish their stage performances. Each of them will try to make it as good as possible in order to impress the audience in the concert hall as well as viewers in front of TV screens across Ukraine. The winner will be chosen as a result of mixed voting (50%-viewers, 50%-jury).
The show of the Ukrainian National Final is scheduled for Saturday, 9 August at 20.30 and will be broadcast live on the First National Channel. A special web cast in English commentaries is expected to be available on junioreurovision.tv.
Listen to the finalist songs below:
- Elizaveta Zadoya – Vesna
- Duet “Double Smile”- Omriyana Zemlya
- Sofia Yaremova – We are Ukraine
- Trio “Smile” – Up and Down, Вгору та вниз
- Stasy MJ – Povernit Moyu Mriyu
- Duet Zviosdnaia kapel (Star Drops) – Oberig
- Anna Trincher – Nebo Znaye
- Sofiya Rol – V Tvoyih Dolonyah Vse
- Yuliana Vasilovskaya – Tviy Nomer Odin
- Veronica Erokhova – Znov Shasliva ya
- Duet Nina & Vasya Boykoby – Moya Stihiya
- Denis Frolov – Sontse
- Vocal Ensemble “Zabava” – Ukraino Nene
- Yarina Taras – Moya Ukraino
- Trio: Sofiia Kutsenko, Amaliia Krymska, Marta Rak. – Since the 20th finalist was chosen as a winner of the TV project “Music Academy Eurovision”, their song for the national final is being prepared at the moment.
This is the ninth Ukrainian participation at Junior Eurovision to take place on November 15, 2014 in Malta.