Earlier today, Ukraine became the next country to select their representative for the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be staged in Minsk on November 25th. The winner of the national final and representing Ukraine on the international stage is Darina Krasnovetska with her song 'Say Love'.
Originally Ukraine decided to withdraw from the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest having experienced financial difficulties however announced at the beginning of August that they had changed their mind and would be participating in Minsk. You can listen to Darina's entry below:
In a bid to cut costs, instead of the televised National Final selection process that they have used since their debut, ten talented young performers submitted their songs to broadcaster NTU which were then uploaded to YouTube. Following a week of online voting between the 28th August and 3rd September an expert jury made the ultimate decision taking into account the public vote. Darina placed third with the televote, with the winner being 'Without Saying Goodbye' by Kain Rivers.
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