Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Ukraine participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on 26 November 2017. Their entrant was selected through a national selection, organized by the Ukrainian broadcaster NTU. The semi-final took place on 8 August 2017, where the 27 eligible submissions performed in front of a jury, and then they chose ten artists to qualify to the final, which took place on 25 August 2017.[1][2] As a result, Anastasiya Baginska won the Ukrainian selection and got the right to represent Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia with the song "Don't Stop (Ne zupyniay)".

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Country Ukraine
National selection
Selection processNational final
Selection date(s)
  • Semi-final: 8 August 2017
  • Final: 25 August 2017
Selected entrantAnastasiya Baginska
Selected song"Don't Stop"
Selected songwriter(s)Anastasiya Baginska, Kateryna Komar
Finals performance
Final result7th, 147 points
Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
◄2016 2017 2018►

BackgroundEdit

Prior to the 2017 Contest, Ukraine had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest eleven times since its debut in 2006.[3] Ukraine have never missed a contest since their debut appearance,[4] having won the contest once in 2012 with the song "Nebo", performed by Anastasiya Petryk.[5] The Ukrainian capital Kyiv has hosted the contest twice, at the Palace of Sports in 2009[6] and at the Palace "Ukraine" in 2013.[7] In 2016, Sofia Rol represented Ukraine in Valletta, Malta with the song "Planet Craves For Love". It ended 14th out of 17 competing countries with 30 points.

Before Junior EurovisionEdit

National finalEdit

The Ukrainian broadcaster launched their selection process on 7 July 2017, accepting submissions until 7 August 2017. A semi-final took place on 8 August 2017, with all the submissions performing in front of a professional jury consisting of Sofia Rol, Svitlana Tarabova, Valentyn Koval, ROZHDEN and Viktor Knysh, who decided the 10 acts that qualified for the final.[8] It was announced shortly after the semi-final that the final would take place on 25 August 2017.[9]

FinalEdit

The final, hosted by Timur Miroshnychenko and Daria Kolomiiets, took place on 25 August 2017 in the International Children's Centre in Artek, based in Pushcha-Vodytsia. It consisted of 10 competing acts participating in a televised production where the winner was determined by a 50/50 combination of both telephone vote and the votes of a jury made up of music professionals. The show was opened by the 2016 Ukrainian representative Sofia Rol who performed her song "Planet Craves For Love". The jury, responsible for delivering 50% of the final result, consisted of: Vadym Lysytsia (music, sound producer), Iryna Shvaidak (singer), EL Kravchuk (singer, actor), Svitlana Tarabarova (singer, composer), ROZHDEN (singer, musician). Eventually, Anastasiya Baginska was announced as the winner of the national final and earned the right to represent Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia with the song "Ne zupyniay". The public televote in the final registered 14,731 votes in total.

Final – 25 August 2017
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
Votes Points
1 Veronika Kovalenko "In My Dream" 8 598 5 13 5
2 Pollianna Ryzhak "On Your Way" 3 113 1 4 10
3 Duet "Hlamurchyk" "De ty i ya" (Де ти і я) 4 2,407 9 13 3
4 Sofia Lozina "Ya viryu" (Я вірю) 7 355 3 10 7
5 Sofia Bondarenko "Muzyka dushi" (Музика душі) 10 284 2 12 6
6 Anastasiya Baginska "Ne zupyniay" (Не зупиняй) 9 6,038 10 19 1
7 Fedir Sklyarenko "Davay, spivay!" (Давай, співай!) 2 686 6 8 9
8 Daryna Halitska "Yanholy" (Янголи) 8 2,256 8 16 2
9 Sofia Shkidchenko "Yo De Ley" (Йо Де Лей) 5 403 4 9 8
10 Nina Boykova "Dream is Near" 6 1,591 7 13 4

Artist and song informationEdit

Anastasiya BaginskaEdit

Anastasiya Baginska
 
Anastasiya Bahinska at the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk in 2014.
Background information
Born (2005-07-08) 8 July 2005 (age 17)[10]
Kyiv, Ukraine
OriginBila Tserkva, Ukraine
Occupation(s)Singer
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active2014–present

Anastasiya Baginska (born 8 July 2005) is a Ukrainian child singer. She represented Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Don't stop (Ne zupyniay)"[11][12]

Don't StopEdit

  "Don't Stop"
 
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Anastasiya Baginska
Languages
Composer(s)
Ekateryna Komar
Lyricist(s)
Ekateryna Komar
Finals performance
Final result
7th
Final points
147 points
Entry chronology
◄ "Planet Craves for Love" (2016)
"Say Love" (2018) ►

"Don't Stop" (Ukrainian: Не зупиняй), is a song by Ukrainian child singer Anastasiya Baginska. It represented Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

At Junior EurovisionEdit

During the opening ceremony and the running order draw which will both take place on 20 November 2017, Ukraine was drawn to perform eleventh on 26 November 2017, following Albania and preceding Malta.[13]

In Ukraine, the final will be broadcast on UA:Pershyi with commentary by Timur Miroshnychenko. The Ukrainian spokesperson, who will announce the top 12-point score awarded by the Ukrainian jury during the final, will be 2016 Ukrainian representative Sofia Rol.

VotingEdit

In 2017, a new voting system was introduced, in which the results were determined by 50% online voting and 50% jury voting. Every country had a national jury that consisted of three music industry professionals and two children aged between 10 and 15 who were citizens of the country they represented. The rankings of those jurors were combined to make an overall top ten.[14]

The online voting consisted of two phases. The first phase of the online voting began on 24 November 2017 when a recap of all the rehearsal performances was shown on the contest's website Junioreurovision.tv before the viewers could vote. After this, voters also had the option to watch longer one-minute clips from each participant's rehearsal. This first round of voting ended on Sunday 26 November at 15:59 CET. The second phase of the online voting took place during the live show and began right after the last performance and was open for 15 minutes. International viewers were able vote for a minimum of three and a maximum of five songs.[15] They were also able to vote for their own country's song. These votes were then turned into points which were determined by the percentage of votes received. For example, if a song received 20% of the votes, it received 20% of the available points.

Detailed voting resultsEdit

Detailed voting results from Ukraine[16]
Draw Country Juror A Juror B Juror C Juror D Juror E Average Rank Points Awarded
01   Cyprus 15 15 13 11 11 14
02   Poland 13 6 9 5 7 8 3
03   Netherlands 5 5 7 8 12 7 4
04   Armenia 1 2 5 7 5 2 10
05   Belarus 14 11 14 1 1 9 2
06   Portugal 12 14 12 15 15 15
07   Ireland 4 7 10 12 14 10 1
08   Macedonia 11 10 8 9 10 11
09   Georgia 2 1 2 3 3 1 12
10   Albania 7 12 6 14 13 12
11   Ukraine
12   Malta 10 13 11 13 6 13
13   Russia 8 9 15 2 2 6 5
14   Serbia 3 4 3 6 8 4 7
15   Australia 9 3 4 4 4 3 8
16   Italy 6 8 1 10 9 5 6

ReferencesEdit

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  10. ^ About Misha (in Portuguese)
  11. ^ Ukraine: Anastasiya Baginska To Junior Eurovision 2017
  12. ^ Anastasiya Baginska wins Ukrainian final for Junior Eurovision 2017
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