Ukraine may have taken a break from Eurovision 2015, but they’re not sitting out Junior Eurovision this year. The National Television Company of Ukraine has officially confirmed Ukraine’s participation in the contest in November.
The national selectional process kicks off today, with young Ukrainian singers aged 10-15 now able to submit their applications. The semifinal will take place on 25 July, with the finalists chosen by a jury. Details of the final are yet to be confirmed by the broadcaster.
Ukraine have participated in JESC every year since 2006, making 2015 their 10th appearance. They won in 2012 with Anastasiya Petryk singing “Nebo”, they’ve placed second twice and hosted the contest twice. With Ukraine set to be return to Eurovision 2016, their continued involvement in Junior Eurovision is a very good sign.