Poltergeist jokes aside, Anastasiya Petryk knows how to sing. We could feel her voice reverberating in the press centre, and it totally gave me chills. She demonstrates the power of a hyena and the confidence of a Beyonce, and she’s only ten years old.
The weird post-Apocalyptic vibe continues with a cloudy, dark sky on the LED screen. You might interpret this as a reference to heaven, but I see it as a creepy comment on the end of the world.
She undoubtedly has the strongest voice in the competition, and she could go down very well with the jury of 40-somethings. I don’t, however, see children voting for such a scary song….even if it’s delivered by a preternaturally talented singer.