Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Ukraine participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Ukrainian broadcaster NTU selected their entrant through a televised national final.[1] The semi-final took place on 25 July 2015. Fourteen acts competed in the televised final on 22 August 2015.[2] Anna Trincher and her song "Pochny z sebe" were later declared the winners and represented Ukraine.[3] Ukraine finished in 11th place with 38 points.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Country Ukraine
National selection
Selection processNational Final
Selection date(s)22 August 2015
Selected entrantAnna Trincher
Selected song"Pochny z sebe"
Finals performance
Final result11th, 38 points
Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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Before Junior EurovisionEdit

National finalEdit

The final took place on 22 August 2015, which saw fourteen competing acts participating in a televised production where the winner was determined by a 50/50 combination of both public telephone vote and the votes of jury members made up of music professionals.[4] Anna Trincher was selected to represent Ukraine with the song "Pochny z sebe".

Draw Artist[2] Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Voiceland "Dytynstvo" 4 2 6 14
2 Anastasia Tkachuk "Moya zemlya" 5 3 8 13
3 Fresh "Zhivy na povnu" 6 4 10 12
4 Alisa Panchuk "Spivay" 7 7 14 11
5 Hanna Katrina "Fly" 11 9 20 4
6 Zabava "Lety" 7 11 18 6
7 Nina Boykova "Rozmalyuy moyi sni" 9 10 19 5
8 Mariya Karohodska "V sertsi muzyka ye" 10 13 23 3
9 Sofia Dobryvecher "My khochemo myru" 12 5 17 7
10 Anna Trincher "Pochny z sebe" 14 14 28 1
11 Sofia Yaremova "Salsa" 8 8 16 8
12 Yarina Taras "Povir u chudesa" 9 6 15 9
13 Nazar Stinyanskiy "Come On" 13 1 14 10
14 Viktoriya Svyatohor "Sylna. Vilna" 11 12 23 2

ControversyEdit

The song "Thank God It's Friday" performed by Alina Valuyska was originally announced as one of the fifteen competing songs, however on 10 August 2015 it was announced by the broadcaster that the song had been disqualified due to plagiarism accusations that the song had copied "So Bright" by American electronic musician Pretty Lights featuring American rapper Eligh. In addition, Valuyska was not credited as contributing to the songwriting process while there is a rule that all participants must've had some part in writing their song.[5]

Artist and song informationEdit

  "Pochny z sebe"
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Languages
Composer(s)
Vadim Lisitsa, Olena Topolya, Anna Trincher
Lyricist(s)
Olena Topolya
Finals performance
Final result
11
Final points
38
Entry chronology
◄ "Pryyde vesna" (2014)   

Anna TrincherEdit

Anna Trincher (Ukrainian: Анна Трінчер; born 3 August 2001) is a Ukrainian singer. She also attempted to represent Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with her song "Nebo znaye" (Heaven knows), placing thirteenth.[6] She’s no stranger to musical competition. In the past, Anna has participated in a number of musical competitions and festivals, including the “Nightingale of Ukraine”, the “My Chance” online competition, the musical division of the International Turkish Olympiad, “New Wave” 2015 and the Ukrainian edition of “The Voice Kids” (mentored by singer Natalia Mogilevska).

Anna is very active in school, with a particular interest in Algebra and Geometry, as well as English, because it gives her the chance to communicate with new friends from all over the world.

Looking towards her future, Anna’s biggest goal at the moment is to honorably represent Ukraine at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, but beyond that, she’d love to hold her own solo concert, with an audience full of her friends, family, and fans. Her biggest dream, however, is to perform a duet with Beyoncé.

In 2018, she took part in the eighth season of The Voice of Ukraine where she made it all the way to the finals, later securing her spot as the second runner-up.

Pochny z sebeEdit

Pochny z sebe (English: Start with yourself) is a song by Ukrainian child singer Anna Trincher and it represented Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, achieving 11th place with 38 points.

At Junior EurovisionEdit

 
Anna Trincher at stage of JESC 2015

At the running order draw which took place on 15 November 2015, Ukraine were drawn to perform twelfth on 21 November 2015, following Armenia and preceding host country Bulgaria.[7][8]

FinalEdit

Dressed in a flowy orange outfit and emerging from a glittering, metallic lotus at the beginning of her song, Anna sang "Pochny z sebe ("Start With Yourself)" with a lot of power and passion. With images of nature on the screens behind her (ranging from waterfalls and dolphins to volcanoes and flames), the intensity of the presentation seemed to rise with that of the song, until the song's close, when we zoom out on a quietly spinning Earth.

VotingEdit

The voting during the final consisted of 50 percent public televoting and 50 percent from a jury deliberation. The jury consisted of five music industry professionals who were citizens of the country they represent, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. This jury was asked to judge each contestant based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song's composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury could be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently. The individual rankings of each jury member were released one month after the final.

Following the release of the full split voting by the EBU after the conclusion of the competition, it was revealed that Ukraine had placed twelfth with the public televote and thirteenth with the jury vote. In the public vote, Ukraine scored 35 points, while with the jury vote, Ukraine scored 19 points.[9]

Below is a breakdown of points awarded to Ukraine and awarded by Ukraine in the final and the breakdown of the jury voting and televoting conducted during the final.

Detailed voting resultsEdit

The following members comprised the Ukrainian jury:[11]

  • Natallia Miedvedieva
  • Yevgeny Matyushenko
  • Andrii Yakumenko (Andre France)
  • Mikhail Nekrasov
  • Alla Popova
Detailed voting results from Ukraine[11]
Draw Country N. Miedvedieva Y. Matyushenko A. Yakymenko M. Nekrasov A. Popova Average Jury Points Televoting Points Points Awarded
01   Serbia 1 5 2 2 4 3
02   Georgia 4 10 5
03   Slovenia 8 8 6 12 10 10 6 10
04   Italy 1
05   Netherlands 2 1 3 1
06   Australia 5 7 8 7 5 5 2
07   Ireland 2
08   Russia 3 1 1 2 2 4 4
09   Macedonia
10   Belarus 7 6 10 5 6 6 8 7
11   Armenia 6 12 7 8 7 8 7 8
12   Ukraine
13   Bulgaria 2 3 4 4 3 4 1 3
14   San Marino 10 10 12 10 12 12 12 12
15   Malta 12 4 5 6 8 7 5 6
16   Albania 3 3 1
17   Montenegro

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All countries received one set of 12 points to ensure no country finished with nul points.

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Granger, Anthony (22 August 2015). "Ukraine: Anna Trincher Has Won". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony (22 August 2015). "Ukraine: Junior Eurovision 2015 Selection Final Tonight". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  5. ^ Schneider, Patrick (10 August 2015). "Ukraine: National final song out of the race". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Summary of Jury and Televoting". 1tv.com.ua. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  7. ^ James-Fisher, Luke (15 November 2015). "Running order for Junior Eurovision 2015". junioreurovision,tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Final of Sofia 2015". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Full split results of Junior Eurovision 2015". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 November 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Sofia 2015". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Detailed Voting Result | Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2021.