Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member stationUA:PBC
National selection events
Participation summary
First appearance2006
Best result1st: 2012
Worst resultLast: 2010
External links
Ukraine's page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Ukraine took part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2006. Their best result came in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 when Anastasiya Petryk won for Ukraine with "Nebo". Her sister Viktoria Petryk came 2nd at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with "Matrosy".

It was announced in June 2008 that Ukraine has been selected to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2009. The 2009 contest was held at the Palace of Sports in Kiev on 21 November 2009. On 30 November 2013, Ukraine once again hosted the competition, this time at Palace "Ukraine" in Kiev. So on Kiev is the first city to host the contest twice, while Ukraine was then the second country after the Netherlands to host the competition twice. After Kim-Lian van der Meij from the Netherlands, Timur Miroshnychenko was the second person to host Junior Eurovision twice, this time along with Zlata Ognevich.

On 2 July 2018, UA:PBC initially announced that they would not take part in the 2018 contest in Minsk, Belarus due to financial difficulties[1]. However, on 2 August 2018, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that UA:PBC will participate in 2018.[2]


Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place 

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2006 Nazar Slyusarchuk "Khlopchyk Rock 'n' Roll" (Хлопчик рок 'н' ролл) Ukrainian 9 58
2007 Ilona Galitska "Urok hlamuru" (Урок гламуру) Ukrainian 9 56
2008 Viktoria Petryk "Matrosy" (Матроси) Ukrainian 2 135
2009 Andranik Alexanyan "Try topoli, try surmy" (Три тополі, три сурми) Ukrainian 5 89
2010 Yulia Gurska "Miy litak" (Мій літак) Ukrainian 14 28
2011 Kristall "Evropa" (Європа) Ukrainian, English 11 42
2012 Anastasiya Petryk "Nebo" (Небо) Ukrainian, English 1 138
2013 Sofia Tarasova "We Are One" Ukrainian, English 2 121
2014 Sympho-Nick "Spring Will Come" Ukrainian, English 6 74
2015 Anna Trincher "Pochny z sebe - Start with Yourself" (Почни з себе) Ukrainian, English 11 38
2016 Sofia Rol "Planet Craves For Love" Ukrainian, English 14 30
2017 Anastasiya Baginska "Don't Stop" Ukrainian, English 7 147
2018 Darina Krasnovetska "Say Love" Ukrainian, English 4 182

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Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[3] The Ukrainian broadcaster, NTU, sent their own commentators to the contest in order to provide commentary in the Ukrainian language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Ukraine. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2005.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2005 Timur Miroshnychenko Did not participate
2006 Assol
2008 Marietta
2009 Mariya Orlova
2010 Timur Miroshnychenko Elizabeth Arfush
2011 Amanda Koenig
2012 Kristall
2013 Tetiana Terekhova Elizabeth Arfush
2014 Timur Miroshnychenko Sofia Tarasova
2015 Sofia Kutsenko
2016 Anna Trincher
2017 Sofia Rol
2018 Anastasiya Baginska

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Ukraine's top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2016 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.[4]


Year Location Venue Presenters
2009 Kiev Palace of Sports Ani Lorak and Timur Miroshnychenko
2013 Palace "Ukraine" Zlata Ognevich and Timur Miroshnychenko

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ukraine: Withdraws from Junior Eurovision". Eurovoix. 2 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Surprise! Ukraine joins as 20th country for Minsk 2018". EBU. 2 August 2018.
  3. ^ Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  4. ^ Jordan, Paul (13 May 2016). "Format changes for the Junior Eurovision 2016". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 May 2016.

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