Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine has participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 2006. Ukrainian public broadcaster Suspilne, formerly UA:PBC, has been responsible for the participation. Ukraine won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "Nebo" performed by Anastasiya Petryk. Her sister, Viktoria Petryk, reached 2nd place at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with "Matrosy".

Member stationUA:PBC
National selection events
National final
  • 2006–2022
Participation summary
Host2009, 2013
First appearance2006
Highest placement1st: 2012
External links
Ukraine's page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Ukraine hosted the 2009 contest at the Palace of Sports in Kyiv on 21 November 2009. On 30 November 2013, Ukraine once again hosted the competition, this time at Palace "Ukraine" in Kyiv. Kyiv is the first city to host the contest twice, while Ukraine was then the second country after the Netherlands to host the competition twice.

On 2 July 2018, UA:PBC initially announced that they would not take part in the 2018 contest in Minsk, Belarus due to financial difficulties.[1] However, on 2 August 2018, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that UA:PBC would participate in 2018.[2]

Participation overviewEdit

Table key
Second place
Last place
Year Entrant Song Language Place Points
Nazar Slyusarchuk "Khlopchyk Rock 'n' Roll" (Хлопчик рок 'н' ролл) Ukrainian 9 58
Ilona Galitska "Urok hlamuru" (Урок гламуру) Ukrainian 9 56
Viktoria Petryk "Matrosy" (Матроси) Ukrainian 2 135
Andranik Alexanyan "Try topoli, try surmy" (Три тополі, три сурми) Ukrainian 5 89
Yulia Gurska "Miy litak" (Мій літак) Ukrainian 14 ◁ 28
Kristall "Evropa" (Європа) Ukrainian, English 11 42
Anastasiya Petryk "Nebo" (Небо) Ukrainian, English 1 138
Sofia Tarasova "We Are One" Ukrainian, English 2 121
Sympho-Nick "Spring Will Come" Ukrainian, English 6 74
Anna Trincher "Pochny z sebe (Start with Yourself)" (Почни з себе) Ukrainian, English 11 38
Sofia Rol "Planet Craves for Love" Ukrainian, English 14 30
Anastasiya Baginska "Don't Stop" Ukrainian, English 7 147
Darina Krasnovetska "Say Love" Ukrainian, English 4 182
Sophia Ivanko "The Spirit of Music" Ukrainian, English 15 59
Oleksandr Balabanov "Vidkryvai (Open Up)" (Відкривай) Ukrainian, English 7 106
Olena Usenko "Vazhil" (Важіль) Ukrainian 6 125
Confirmed intention to participate [3]

Photo galleryEdit

Commentators and spokespersonsEdit

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[4] The Ukrainian broadcaster, NTU, sent their own commentators to the contest in order to provide commentary in the Ukrainian language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Ukraine. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2005.

Year Commentator Spokesperson Ref.
2005 Timur Miroshnychenko Did not participate
2006 Assol
2008 Marietta
2009 Mariya Orlova
2010 Timur Miroshnychenko Elizabeth Arfush
2011 Amanda Koenig
2012 Kristall
2013 Tetiana Terekhova Elizabeth Arfush
2014 Timur Miroshnychenko Sofia Tarasova
2015 Sofia Kutsenko
2016 Anna Trincher
2017 Sofia Rol
2018 Anastasiya Baginska
2019 Darina Krasnovetska
2020 Sophia Ivanko
2021 Viktor Diachenko Oleksandr Balabanov


Year Location Venue Presenters
2009 Kyiv Palace of Sports Ani Lorak and Timur Miroshnychenko
2013 Kyiv Palace "Ukraine" Zlata Ognevich and Timur Miroshnychenko

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ukraine: Withdraws from Junior Eurovision". Eurovoix. 2 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Surprise!Ukraine joins as 20th country for Minsk 2018". EBU. 2 August 2018.
  3. ^ Україна візьме участь у Дитячому Євробаченні-2022. Новини компанії (in Ukrainian). Suspilne. 1 August 2022. Archived from the original on 1 August 2022.
  4. ^ Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  5. ^ "ᴅᴀʀɪɴᴀ ᴋʀᴀsɴᴏᴠᴇᴛsᴋᴀ on Instagram: "З радістю передаю естафету @sophy.ivanko 🤝🇺🇦 Я знаю яке це важке та відповідальне завдання - представляти свою країну на міжнародному…"". (in Ukrainian). 10 October 2019. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  6. ^ Farren, Neil (2020-11-25). "Ukraine: Sophia Ivanko Revealed As Spokesperson for Junior Eurovision 2020". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2020-11-25.
  7. ^ Farren, Neil (2021-12-16). "🇺🇦 Ukraine: Junior Eurovision 2021 Spokesperson and Commentator Revealed".