Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017

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Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Country Ukraine
National selection
Selection processNational final
Selection date(s)
  • Semi-final: 8 August 2017
  • Final: 25 August 2017
Selected entrantAnastasiya Baginska
Selected song"Don't Stop"
Selected songwriter(s)Anastasiya Baginska
Ekateryna Komar
Finals performance
Final result7th, 147 points
Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
◄2016 2017 2018►

Ukraine will participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on 26 November 2017. Their entrant was selected through a national selection, organized by the Ukrainian broadcaster NTU. The semi-final took place on 8 August 2017, where the 27 eligible submissions performed in front of a jury, and then they chose ten artists to qualify to the final, which took place on 25 August 2017.[1][2] As a result, Anastasiya Baginska won the Ukrainian selection and got the right to represent Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia with the song "Don't Stop (Ne zupyniay)".

Background[edit]

Prior to the 2017 Contest, Ukraine had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest eleven times since its debut in 2006.[3] Ukraine have never missed a contest since their debut appearance,[4] having won the contest once in 2012 with the song "Nebo", performed by Anastasiya Petryk.[5] The Ukrainian capital Kiev has hosted the contest twice, at the Palace of Sports in 2009[6] and at the Palace "Ukraine" in 2013.[7] In 2016, Sofia Rol represented Ukraine in Valletta, Malta with the song "Planet Craves For Love". It ended 14th out of 17 competing countries with 30 points.

Before Junior Eurovision[edit]

The Ukrainian broadcaster launched their selection process on 7 July 2017, accepting submissions until 7 August 2017. The semi-final took place on 8 August 2017, with all the submissions performing in front of a professional jury, who decided the 10 acts that qualified for the final.[8] It was announced shortly after the semi-final that the final would take place on 25 August 2017.[9]

Final[edit]

The final, hosted by Timur Miroshnychenko and Daria Kolomiiets, took place on 25 August 2017 in the International Children's Centre, Artek, based in Pushcha-Vodytsia. It consisted of 10 competing acts participating in a televised production where the winner was determined by a 50/50 combination of both telephone vote and the votes of a jury made up of music professionals. The show was opened by last year's Ukrainian representative Sofia Rol who performed her song "Planet Craves For Love". Eventually, Anastasiya Baginska was announced as the winner of the national final and earned the right to represent Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia with the song "Ne zupyniay". The public televote in the final registered 14,731 votes. Respectively, Anastasiia won the televote with 41%.

Final – 25 August 2017
Draw Artist Song English translation Jury Televote Total Place
1 Veronika Kovalenko "In My Dream" 8 598 5 13 5
2 Pollianna Ryzhak "On Your Way" 3 113 1 4 10
3 Duet "Hlamurchyk" "Де ти і я" Where you and I 4 2407 9 13 3
4 Sofia Lozina "Я вірю" I believe 7 355 3 10 7
5 Sofia Bondarenko "Музика душі" Music of the soul 10 284 2 12 6
6 Anastasiya Baginska "Не зупиняй" Do not stop 9 6038 10 19 1
7 Fedir Sklyarenko "Давай, співай!" Come on, sing! 2 686 6 8 9
8 Daryna Halitska "Янголи" Angels 8 2256 8 16 2
9 Sofia Shkidchenko "Йо Де Лей" Yo De Ley 5 403 4 9 8
10 Nina Boykova "Dream Is Near" 6 1591 7 13 4

Jury members[edit]

The jury members were as followed:

  • Vadym Lysytsia – music, sound producer
  • Iryna Shvaidak – singer
  • EL Kravchuk – singer, actor
  • Svitlana Tarabarova – singer, composer
  • ROZHDEN – singer, musician

Artist and song information[edit]

Anastasiya Baginska[edit]

Anastasiya Baginska
Анастасия Багинская на Славянском Базаре 2014.jpg
Anastasia Bahinska. Slavianski bazar 2014
Background information
Born (2005-07-08) 8 July 2005 (age 14)[10]
Kyiv, Ukraine
OriginBila Tserkva, Ukraine
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present

Anastasiya Baginska (born 8 July 2005) is a Ukrainian child singer. She represented Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Don't stop (Ne zupyniay)"[11][12]

"Don't Stop"[edit]

Ukraine "Don't Stop"
Анастасия Багинская на Славянском Базаре 2014.jpg
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Anastasiya Baginska
Languages
Composer(s)
Ekateryna Komar
Lyricist(s)
Ekateryna Komar
Finals performance
Final result
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Appearance chronology
◄ "Planet Craves for Love" (2016)   
"Say Love" (2018) ►

"Don't Stop" (Ukrainian: Не зупиняй), is a song by Ukrainian child singer Anastasiya Baginska. It represented Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

At Junior Eurovision[edit]

During the opening ceremony and the running order draw which will both take place on 20 November 2017, Ukraine was drawn to perform eleventh on 26 November 2017, following Albania and preceding Malta.

In Ukraine, the final will be broadcast on UA:Pershyi with commentary by Timur Miroshnychenko. The Ukrainian spokesperson, who will announce the top 12-point score awarded by the Ukrainian jury during the final, will be 2016 Ukrainian representative Sofia Rol.

Voting[edit]

The results of the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be determined by national juries and an online audience vote. Every country will have a national jury that will consist of three music industry professionals and two kids aged between 10 and 15 who are citizens of the country they represent. This jury will be asked to judge each contestant based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song's composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury could be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently. The first phase of the online voting will start on 24 November 2017 when a recap of all the rehearsal performances will be shown on junioreurovision.tv before the viewers can vote. After this, voters will also have the option to watch longer one-minute clips from each participant’s rehearsal. This first round of voting will stop on Sunday, 26 November, at 15:59 CET. The second phase of the online voting will take place during the live show and will start right after the last performance and will be open for 15 minutes. International viewers can vote for a minimum of three countries and a maximum of five. They can also vote for their own country’s song. These votes will then be turned into points which will be determined by the percentage of votes received. For example, if a song receives 20% of the votes, thus it will receive 20% of the available points. The public vote will count for 50% of the final result, while the other 50% will come from the professional juries.

Points awarded to Ukraine[edit]

Jury
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
  • Ukraine received 67 points from Online voting.

Points awarded by Ukraine[edit]