Jamala’s Eurovision 2016 song “1944” deals with the forced migration of Crimean Tatars under Stalin.

And on Sunday night’s episode of The Voice Kids Ukraine, 14-year-old Elina Ivashchenko proved that — despite the difficult subject matter — children can engage with it both vocally and emotionally.

Ahead of the show all of the contestants had to choose solo songs and young Elina — who is coached by Eurovision 2006 star Tina Karol — chose this belter of a tune, leaving her coach in tears before the performance was even over.

Needless to say Tina was very impressed, saying that the performance was one of the best ever seen on the series.

Elina, who clearly understands the importance of giving thanks, presented Tina with a special gift — a hand-painted portrait of the singer. How convenient that she had packed that in her handbag.

“It was a very dangerous choice, but you did it with dignity,” MONATIK, another coach on the show, said. “Thank you.”

Tina went on to choose Elina as one of her two finalists for the next round of the show.

As Elina belted out the tune, the reigning queen of Eurovision was listening — and she later praised the up-and-comer on Facebook.

She wrote: “Elina, thank you! Unfortunately, it is a very difficult song, really … in every sense! Well done! I wish you success at The Voice Kids!”

What do you thin about this amazing performance? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Andriy
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Andriy

@Gigu, the song was moderately popular since it’s a very sad song. So not many radios chose to entertain their listeners with it.

But, I think, most Ukrainians acknowledge the song to be true music and art.

Charles
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Charles

Stunning performance … for such a young girl those vocals were on point and drowned in emotion … 🙂

But …

This whole TV editing with people talking during performances is just PATHETIC and RUDE … let the kids sing and SHUT THE FREAK UP …

Lord, lord, lord …

Hugh
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Hugh

I expected a precocious annoying kid disguising an average voice with warbling and vocal acrobatics, as is almost always the case with junior singing competitions…

But… she’s good. Very good. Hopefully in a few years we see her singing for Ukraine at Eurovision – maybe with a song written with Jamala 😉

Zebb
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Zebb

Wow, well carried at peek time yet she remained being not an imitator while frankly delivering emotion of loss! Thanks for noticing this!

nordlandspils
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nordlandspils

What an impressive rendition!!!

Steven
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Steven

She slaaaaaayed!! Wow.

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

@Swede I don’t think autotune can sound this good

Swede
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Swede

It was auto tuned lol

Gigu
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Gigu

Was 1944 popular in ukraine?

Adam
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Adam

that was one of the best covers of ANY eurovision song i’ve ever heard!

Paul D.
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Paul D.

Outstanding performance of ”1944” wow

Leaf
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Leaf

Tina Karol needs to come back for Ukraine this year….. She is that amazing to me.

Ruud
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Ruud

Omg more goosebumps than ever! Hits harder when it’s sung this well by a kid…