Junior Eurovision 2016 takes place in Valletta — Malta’s stunning capital — in just two and a half months. So grab your sparklers, pack your flags and get ready to watch the children sing!

So far we only know eight of the 14 acts set to compete. But we’ll add a very nice number nine this weekend when Ukraine stages its national selection on September 10. That’s Saturday.

A jury and the SMS-voting television audience will choose the winner. NTU will broadcast the final on their web site and YouTube channel at 12:00 Kyiv time.

Ukraine has already staged a semi-final and revealed the 12 finalists.

1. Diana Sapozhko – “Tviy svit” (“Your world”)
2. Natalya Sadova & Denis Dovirak – “Ya chekayu dosi tvoho lista” (“I’m still waiting for your letter”)
3. Polina Dashkova – “Do Boha” (“To God”)
4. “VoiceLand” – “Vidchyny svoye serche” (“Open your heart”)
5. Yuliya Radchuk – “Moya zorya” (“My star”)
6. Sofiya Rol – “Planet craves for love”
7. Anastasiya Bahinska – “Miy svit” (“My world”)
8. Andriy Boyko – “Open your heart”
9. Sofiya Skidchenko – “Dolce Vita”
10. Denis Rodin – “Ukraina – mama moya” (“Ukraine – my mother”)
11. Alisa Panchuk – “Pyy svoi mrii” (“Drink your dreams”)
12. Sofiya Lozina – “Uhorskyy tanok” (“Hungarian dance”)

Showing how serious Ukrainian acts take the competition, Polina Dashkova has even released a sleek music video for her song “Do Boha” (To God). In it she sings about turning to God.

Polina Dashkova “Do Boha” (To God) music video:

“Do Boha” — English lyrics to the chorus

I will sing to God
to make his will come true,
in order for him to protect my native land
and save the Earth from disasters.

What do you think about the music video? Do you think that Polina is channeling a young Jamala? Let us know in the comments below.

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(J)ESC Fanatic
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#TeamDenisRodin

Vanessa
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Vanessa

Andriy Boyko all the way!

beccaboo1212
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#AndriyBoykoForTheWin

Ethan1994
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Ethan1994

Are they gonna allow that song in if it wins? I thought that directly religious content wasn’t allowed in the contest.

marie
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marie

It’s in the same way that Jamala

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

I hope Diana Sapozhko, Andriy Boyko or Polina will win.

SauleRiet
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SauleRiet

Sofiya Lozina with her Hungarian dance to Malta. <3333333333333

Ygritte
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Ygritte

Mmmmm, nice. How about setting a date of the host city announcement, UKraine?

#American
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#American

@ninasublatti

stop making up random comments that are not true and trying to get attention (ex. your “Dnipro is hosting!!!” comment #TheyWithdrawed.)
#ByeFelicia

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I thought that was Jamala actually when I looked quick. The song starts out nice but the chorus is really disappointing. I was expecting something harder and more Jamala-esque. Also, is there a rule against religious references in songs?

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Polina’s always win.

Jp
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Jp

She is very charismatic and sung very well in the semifinal but the song is a bit monotonous.

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Denis Rodin needs to win! Anastasiya Bahinska would be a good winner as well.

To be honest, I’m not a big fan of Polina’s song. Even though it has a strong beat, I find the melody really annoying.