Olena Usenko to represent Ukraine at Junior Eurovision 2021 with 'Vazhil'
Overnight, Ukraine selected Olena Usenko to represent them at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Vazhil’ (‘Leverage’).
Broadcast on UA:Kultura, the national final had 11 competing artists trying to represent the nation, which was eventually won by Olena.
The singer won both the jury and the public votes (in an 80/20 split respectively), with 52 points from the juries and 11 points from the public.
The full results of the show were as follows:
Olena Usenko - ‘Vazhil’ - 63 points
Darina Kryvenko - ‘Kosy khmarochosy’ - 51 points
Veronika Morska - ‘Save this World’ - 44 points
Mariya Tkachuk - ‘Pazly svitu’ - 41 points
Anastayia Doroshenko - ‘Svit nadliudei’ - 37 points
Sofia Skvaruk - ‘Golden Time’ - 32 points
Arseniy Grischenko - ‘Redemption’ - 30 points
Daryna Zinchenko - ‘Save this World’ - 29 points
Darya Rebrova - ‘Make Me Happy’ - 27 points
Yelizabeta Petryk - ‘Save this World’ - 23 points
Karina Kornuta - ‘Save this World’ - 19 points
The judging panel included Alyosha, who represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, and Oleksandr Balabanov, who represented Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
You can listen the song below:
Ukraine have competed at Junior Eurovision every year since 2006, and won the competition once in 2012 with Anastasia Petryk’s ‘Nebo’.
You can find out more details on the Junior Eurovision artists, songs and competition details at https://junioreurovision.tv/