This year will be Ukraine’s 18th appearance at Junior Eurovision. Flying the blue and yellow flag in Nice will be Anastasia Dymyd, where she’ll be singing “Kvitka”.

Scroll down for the “Kvitka” lyrics

Ukraine in Junior Eurovision 2023: Anastasia Dymyd with “Kvitka”

Ukraine used a national final to select their entry for Junior Eurovision 2023. Anastasia won the public vote and finished second with the jury during the grand final, securing her the number one spot overall.

Hailing from Hoshiv, in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine, Anastasia is already well accustomed to singing competitions. She’s even won a number of them, such as taking first place at the Black Sea Games 2023 in the category of Modern Folk Performance.

As you’ll see in the lyrics for “Kvitka”, Anastasia is big fan of flora. However, the young singer is less keen on fauna — she is afraid of almost all animals, including butterflies.

 
 
 
 
 
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What do the “Kvitka” lyrics mean?

The lyrics of Anastasia’s entry revolve around a “Flower” — “Kvitka” / “Квітка”.

It’s not just any flower, but rather one with healing properties that is passed down from mothers to their children in stories: 

Flower, flower – mother’s precious
Flower, flower – for children’s happiness
Flower, flower – time flies so fast
Flower, flower – for children’s happiness

Anastasia believes the love that is shared within these flowers has the power to heal the world. The young star encourages us all to find the magic within ourselves and use it to stop the injustices that are taking place:

Love will win – I know
It’s time for your magic
Find yourself in this world
And stop this tragedy

The lyrics eventually have a full-circle moment. After the mother originally passed the flower down to her daughter, the daughter later guides her mother and gifts the flower back to her:

Mum, I will kiss
Your tired eyes
I will take you up into the sky
You will be smiling
The flower will always stay in your heart

“Kvitka” lyrics – Anastasia Dymyd (Ukraine JESC 2023)

Lyrics & music: Svitlana Tarabarova

Ukrainian text

Колихала мати донечку Настусю
Колихала і співала про квітку цілющу

Квітка, квітка – мамина лебідка
Квітка, квітка – най, на щастя діткам
Квітка, квітка – час летить так швидко
Квітка, квітка – на щастя діткам

Квітка, квітка
Квітка, квітка
Квітка, квітка
Квітка, квітка – на щастя діткам

Love will win – I know
It’s time for your magic
Find yourself in this world
And stop this tragedy

Сонечко сідає
Зорі пишуть вірші
Мамо, втомлені очі
Зацілую твої

Піднесу до небес
посміхатимешся
Квітка в серці назавжди залишається

Квітка, квітка – мамина лебідка
Квітка, квітка – най, на щастя діткам
Квітка, квітка – час летить так швидко
Квітка, квітка – на щастя діткам

Квітка, квітка
Квітка, квітка
Квітка, квітка
Квітка, квітка

Find yourself in this world
And stop this tragedy
Stop this tragedy
Stop this tragedy

Квітка, квітка – мамина лебідка
Квітка, квітка – най, на щастя діткам
Квітка, квітка – час летить так швидко
Квітка, квітка – на щастя діткам

Квітка, квітка
Квітка, квітка
Квітка, квітка – час летить так швидко
Квітка, квітка – на щастя діткам
Квітка, квітка

English translation

The mother was rocking her little daughter Nastusia
Rocking and singing about a healing flower

Flower, flower – mother’s precious
Flower, flower – for children’s happiness
Flower, flower – time flies so fast
Flower, flower – for children’s happiness

Flower, flower
Flower, flower
Flower, flower
Flower, flower – for children’s happiness

Love will win – I know
It’s time for your magic
Find yourself in this world
And stop this tragedy

The sun is setting
The stars are writing poems
Mum, I will kiss
Your tired eyes

I will take you up into the sky
You will be smiling
The flower will always stay in your heart

Flower, flower – mother’s precious
Flower, flower – for children’s happiness
Flower, flower – time flies so fast
Flower, flower – for children’s happiness

Flower, flower
Flower, flower
Flower, flower
Flower, flower

Find yourself in this world
And stop this tragedy
Stop this tragedy
Stop this tragedy

Flower, flower – mother’s precious
Flower, flower – for children’s happiness
Flower, flower – time flies so fast
Flower, flower – for children’s happiness

Flower, flower
Flower, flower
Flower, flower – time flies so fast
Flower, flower – for children’s happiness
Flower, flower

Do you relate to the lyrics of “Kvitka” by Anastasia Dymyd? Will you be wearing flowers in support of Ukraine this year? Let us know in the comments below.

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Yodenman
Yodenman
3 months ago

Sorry, let’s be real here.

This song is so, so, so, so, so, so repetitive.
That alone stops me from enjoying this song.

Good luck though !!

Vivian
Vivian
3 months ago

I believe this may well be the most adorable entry in all of JESC! The song is adorable, Anastasia is adorable, the choreography is simple but still cute… It works! Yes, as an adolescent woman I’m not the target audience for this song, but I still find it so irresistibly cute! She seems to perform it well too, especially given she’s only 9 years old too!

I can’t really find any flaws with the songwriting besides some really cheesy lyrics and sliiiightly repetitive melody, which… it’s JESC so that’s fine. It’s an 8/10 for me! 😀

Ria NL
Ria NL
3 months ago

I like the song and Anastasia is so cute
I wish her good luck in France.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

What an excellent entry! Anastasia is a shiny little star. VERY good lyrics, staging, choreo, outfits, everything. Full package for sure. Good luck in Nice!

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago

So so cute, the cutest, she’s already iconic and so talented.
Good luck Ukraine!