The public broadcaster identified the representative of Ukraine at Junior Eurovision-2019. The winner of the national selection has become 13-year-old from Kiev, Sofia Ivanko with the song “When it seems”. She will represent Ukraine at the international contest, which will be held on November 24, 2019 in the city of Gliwice (Poland).
It is noted that the determination of the winner among the 10 finalists was held on the evaluation of the organizing Committee of the national selection for the Junior Eurovision song contest-2019. The composition of the professional jury consisted of:
singer and member of the Board UA: Public broadcasting service Alexander Koltsov
Ukrainian singer and the representative of Ukraine on Eurovision 2010 Alyosha,
singer and songwriter Adam
composer and producer Tanya Sha
music producer entertainment destinations UA: Public broadcasting service Alexander Stasov
the head of the delegation of Ukraine at Junior Eurovision-2019 Oksana assistant,
Executive producer entertainment destinations UA: Public broadcasting Stanislav Medvedev.
More than three hours, the representatives of the organizing Committee listened to songs of each of the ten finalists of the national selection to choose the child who will represent Ukraine in the international arena.
“We have determined that Sofia Ivanko is the best representative of Ukraine at Junior Eurovision this year. Why? Because it is very different from the other participants, she is very kind, it has its own very expressive-emotional nature, it is mysterious, it has something that no other people in other parties – shares details of the singer Alyosha. – With the song we still have a little work to modify it, and then it will be very cool material, very cool song. I hope that Ukraine will appreciate not only the jury, here in the office, but throughout the world.”
Sofia Ivanko involved in the national selection for the Junior Eurovision song contest for the third time. In 2018, she ended up in the top ten finalists, however, to get long-awaited victory the girl managed only this year. Sofia herself writes songs, and song “When it seems” was written specially for the Junior Eurovision song contest 2019.
The girl studied at a music school in piano and pop singing, as well as in the creative Studio of the honored worker of pop art of Ukraine Mikhail Tolmachev. In 2019 participated in the singing talent show “the Voice. Children” commercial TV channel “1 + 1”, where he was in command of Jamala.
Recall children’s song contest Eurovision is an annual international competition for children organized under the auspices of the European broadcasting Union. Earlier, Ukraine has won the Junior Eurovision, in particular, in 2012 the winner of the international competition was Anastasia Petrik with the song “Nebo”.
The final in the current edition of the Junior Eurovision 2019 will be held on November 24 in Gliwice (Poland), it will be attended by 19 countries. Poland for the first time in history will host the song contest.