Junior Eurovision 2022: Ukraine
This year Ukraine will be represented at Junior Eurovision 2022 by Zlata Dziunka with the powerful Ukrainian song, 'Nezlamna'.
You can find details on the entry, the artist, comments from the Aussievision team and the history of Ukraine at Junior Eurovision below.
The artist: Zlata Dziunka
Zlata Dziunka is going to be representing Ukraine at 13-years-old after winning the Ukrainian junior national finals.
Zlata comes from Rava-Ruska, a city which borders Ukraine and Poland. She has performed at festivals and events throughout Europe such as Prague Art Festival and Vistula Sounds in Poland.
The entry: 'Nezlamna'
The song title 'Nezlamna' translates to 'Unbreakable' in English. The song tells a powerful story of the artist asking God to help her country through the struggles of the war. The song is a strong ballad that is almost entirely in Ukrainian, excluding a small portion of the second verse. 'Nezlamna' is centred around Zlata's strong vocals, accompanied by a steady drum beat along with some beautiful piano and string arrangements.
Comments from the Aussievision team
Zlata sings from the heart in a dialogue with God about the war and its youngest victims. Cleverly sung in both Ukrainian and English, there is no doubt this will make for a moving performance but whether this translates into votes from the younger Junior Eurovision fanbase remains to be seen. ~ Emma
Ukraine deliver a catchy entry that highlights the current invasion inflicted upon the country. The build up in the last third part of the song is really powerful! I expect this to work really well live on stage. ~ Kyriakos
Ukraine at Junior Eurovision
Ukraine has competed at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 2006 and has had some significant moments within their history. Ukraine's last victory in this competition was in 2012, with the song 'Nebo', performed by Anastasiya Petryk at 10-years-old. They have also finished in the runner up spot in 2008 and 2013.
Ukraine has also had the opportunity to host the competition twice in 2009 and 2013, both times in Kyiv.
We can't wait to see Zlata's performance in Yerevan on December 11, 2022 (December 12, 2022 in Australia).
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