Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member station UA:PBC
National selection events National Final
Participation summary
Appearances 11
First appearance 2006
Best result 1st: 2012
Worst result Last: 2010
External links
Ukraine’s page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Ukraine in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Ukraine took part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2006. Their best result came in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012when Anastasiya Petryk won for Ukraine with “Nebo“. Her sister Viktoria Petryk came 2nd at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with “Matrosy”.

It was announced in June 2008 that Ukraine has been selected to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2009. The 2009 contest was held at the Palace of Sports in Kiev on 21 November 2009. On 30 November 2013, Ukraine once again hosted the competition, this time at Palace “Ukraine” in Kiev. So on Kiev is the first city to host the contest twice, while Ukraine was then the second country after the Netherlands to host the competition twice. After Kim-Lian van der Meij from the Netherlands, Timur Miroshnychenko was the second person to host Junior Eurovision twice, this time along with Zlata Ognevich.


Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2006 Nazar Slyusarchuk “Khlopchyk Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Хлопчик рок ‘н’ ролл) Ukrainian 9 58
2007 Ilona Galitska “Urok hlamuru” (Урок гламуру) Ukrainian 9 56
2008 Viktoria Petryk “Matrosy” (Матроси) Ukrainian 2 135
2009 Andranik Alexanyan “Try topoli, try surmy” (Три тополі, три сурми) Ukrainian 5 89
2010 Yulia Gurska “Miy litak” (Мій літак) Ukrainian 14 28
2011 Kristall “Evropa” (Європа) Ukrainian, English 11 42
2012 Anastasiya Petryk Nebo” (Небо) Ukrainian, English 1 138
2013 Sofia Tarasova We Are One Ukrainian, English 2 121
2014 Sympho-Nick Pryyde vesna” (Прийде весна) Ukrainian, English 6 74
2015 Anna Trincher Pochny z sebe” (Почни з себе) Ukrainian, English 11 38
2016 Sofia Rol Planet Craves For Love Ukrainian, English 14 30

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Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website junioreurovision.tv and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by junioreurovision.tv editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[1] 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 2006.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2006 Timur Miroshnychenko TBC
2007 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

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Ukraine’s top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2016 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.[2]


Year Location Venue Presenters
2009 Kiev Palace of Sports Ani Lorak and Timur Miroshnychenko
2013 Kiev Palace “Ukraine” Zlata Ognevich and Timur Miroshnychenko